Nativa Joins the Fair Trade Federation
Membership in the Fair Trade Federation Marks a High Bar of Fair Trade
San Antonio, Texas (March 26, 2014) – Nativa is now part of the Fair Trade Federation (FTF), a trade association of North American organizations fully committed to fair trade.
To become a member, applicants must submit thorough documentation describing the organization’s relationship with producer partners and efforts to provide good work conditions, fair wages, safety, environmental sensitivity, financial transparency and more. Completion of this rigorous screening process provides an important mark of distinction for members and for shoppers interested in supporting an entire business for its fair trade practices rather than simply purchasing a fair trade product.
“We take pride in being a socially responsible business that supports and empowers artisans from economically disadvantages communities throughout Mexico by providing them with sustainable employment and showcasing their amazing talent. However, it is us who benefit the most from the opportunity to take part in the culture and traditions of such incredible artists." – Nativa
The federation’s main goal is to give craftspeople who are living in areas of extreme poverty the opportunity to earn a living by selling their products in North America. These relationships are formed honoring the 9 Fair Trade Federation principles which focus on fair wages, worker safety, transparency, and more. Read all 9 principles at Fairtradefederation.org/principles.