Fair trade #MoveHerForward
What is Fair trade:?
“Fair trade addresses the injustices of conventional trade, which traditionally discriminates against the poorest, weakest producers. It enables them to improve their position and have more control over their lives.”
What are the 'Principles of Fair Trade?'
Why is fair trade important?
At Beauty of Rwanda we believe the importance of fair trade because with it, you have the power to change the world. It is in line with our greatest guiding principle, that of ‘female economic empowerment.’ We believe it is a right for a woman to have the opportunity to work and her right to create an economically sustainable and independent life. It is also her right to achieve this through fair conditions. Our weavers are treated with respect. We sell their baskets, we are their ‘spokesperson’ but they are the innovators. We are merely their believers and their online delivering platform. Therefore, we believe and strongly practice the principles of fair trade as not only do these Rwandan women deserve the credit for their unique products but they also deserve to be paid a fair amount and live in fair conditions. Through this sustainable business enterprise which supports fair trade, our beneficiaries have the chance to gain more control over their lives – a right that every human being should enjoy.