We have developed a set of fair trade principles by which we undertake Crossroads’ Global Handicrafts.

  • Fair price: Trading in ways that support sustainable answers to poverty.
  • Fair share: Agreeing to appropriate profit share through dialogue and participation.
  • Fair chance: Developing producers’ skill sets and access to new markets, local and global.
  • Fair work: Ensuring no abuse of child labour, gender equity and safe conditions.
  • Fair growth: Investing in community improvement, with producer cooperatives setting priorities.
  • Fair deal: Ensuring transparency and accountability at each level of trade.
  • Fair care: Applying environmentally responsible methods of production.
  • Fair mind: Encouraging shoppers to buy fair trade.
Crossroads Global Village UK

Vinh Hoa: A Global Handicrafts producer

In a workshop in Hue, Vietnam, two rows of women are intent on their work. Fine, ...

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GH Handicrafts

History has not been kind to Sri Lanka. Its turbulent past has seen people struggle not ...

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A fair deal for Chile's artisans

“Chile is losing its artisan culture,” says Alvador, a 58-year-old copper craftsman who ...

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Francis Kidega

Each day, as stubbornly high unemployment plagues Uganda, many struggle to find any kind ...

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