Economic Justice & Fair Trade

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The fair trade label STEP is awarded to handmade carpet dealers who commit to fair trade standards, including ensuring fair conditions of production; paying fair prices to ensure fair wages; fighting abusive child labour; promoting ecologically viable production methods; and authorizing independent verification.The label is not applied to individual products but to import companies and retailers. All handmade carpets offered by STEP licensees are subject to fair trade regulations.

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Explore your story with fabric art! Combine gorgeous hand-dyed batik and solid cotton fabric with ribbon, beads, and artist quality acrylic paint to illustrate a unique canvas book. Sew or glue fabric shapes onto the 6x8 inch pages. Multiple award winner! Includes blank cotton canvas book, hand-batiked fabrics, solid fabrics, ribbons, artist-quality acrylic paint, brush, glass beads, wooden beads, sequins, craft thread, needles and ideas sheet. You provide scissors, markers and glue. Assembled at Goodwill Industries of South-Central Wisconsin. Ages 8 and up.

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When a product carries the Fair Trade Mark it means the producers and traders have met Fair Trade standards. The standards are designed to address the imbalance of power in trading relationships, unstable markets and the injustices of conventional trade. Fair Trade enables the sustainable development and empowerment of disadvantaged producers & workers in developing countries through Fair Trade labeling. Fair Trade has over 2,700 licensees - owners of brands that source from Fair Trade producers and sell the final product with the Fair Trade Certification Mark.
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