What is Fair Trade?
“Fair Trade is a trading partnership, based on dialogue, transparency and respect that seek greater equity in international trade. It contributes to sustainable development by offering better trading conditions to, and securing the rights of, marginalized producers and workers – especially in the South. Fair Trade organizations have a clear commitment to Fair Trade as the principal core of their mission. They, backed by consumers, are engaged actively in supporting producers, awareness raising and in campaigning for changes in the rules and practice of conventional international trade.” – World Fair Trade Organization
10 principles of Fair Trade
Since 1973, the ten principles of Fair Trade guided the Community Crafts Association of the Philippines to fulfill our mission to help improve the quality of life of handicraft producers through sustainable development. Having been a member of the then International Federation for Alternative Trade (IFAT), CCAP developed products and traded them with Fair Trade and mainstream buyers.
In 1998, CCAP Fairtrade for Development, Inc. (CCAP Fairtrade) was registered to serve as the marketing arm freeing CCAP from the business aspect of the advocacy and thereby more focused in the capacity-building and popularization of Fair Trade in the Philippines.
Our Fair Trade Partner-Producers