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What is fair trade?
Thankfully, a growing number of consumers care about the artisans that make the products they use, and want them to be treated fairly and be paid a wage that allows them to provide for their families.
This is something that is incredibly important to our team as well.
In fact, it is one of our founding principles. We have been working with artisans in less developed countries for several years, and two of our founding members, Karin and Richard, take a group of MBA students to Guatemala each Spring to work with artisans to help them learn how to better market their businesses.
One challenge that they came across time and time again, is the artisans did not factor in their own labor when determining a price to charge.
This is why the retail price you are used to paying might not be appropriate or fair to the artisan.
a Fair, Livable Wage
This means that if you look at handwoven items from Guatemala (and possibly other similar countries), the market price might not include labor costs.