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Women in Business Tip: Help the Underprivileged by Selling Fair Trade Products in Your Business

Nearly half of the world lives on less than $2 a day and the poorest 40 percent of the world’s population has only 5 percent of the global income. Fair trade goods can help change that statistic. Fair trade is a social movement that helps people in developing nations escape poverty by guaranteeing better working conditions and fair prices for their goods. And by offering fair trade goods in your business, you can contribute to ensuring fair prices and good labor conditions. The Fair Trade Certified Apparel and Home Goods program from Fair Trade USA offers fair trade sourcing and labeling options for businesses that want to sell these products, as well as certification for manufacturers who want the fair trade identification.

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