Fair Trade

Fair and Square fair trade artisan partner Ankur Kala - India

At Fair & Square Imports, every item is unique, handmade, & positively impacts our world.

Fair trade organizations go to the farthest reaches of the earth, giving opportunity to the most vulnerable families. They tap into centuries-old crafts and skills that have been passed down for generations, and help preserve them by creating new, sustainable markets.

It’s a win-win situation: you get a gift that was handcrafted with love, and artisans get to provide basic necessities to their families and hope for future generations.

Fair Trade is about empowering people to break free from cycles of dependency and poverty. Fair Trade seeks to use the free-market, global trade, and entrepreneurship to actively provide opportunity to many around the world.

Fair trade items don’t come from any particular country—several of our items are handmade in the USA.

Fair trade is a different way of doing business. One that puts the artisan first.

Fair trade is a system that not only aims to pay fair wages, but also ensures:

  • Safe working conditions
  • Community investment
  • No child exploitation
  • Pre-purchases & prompt payments
  • Equal opportunity for women
  • Honest & long-term relationships
  • Environmentally friendly

We are dedicated to helping eradicate poverty through purchasing only from small-scale artisans, co-ops, non-profits, & farmers throughout the world.

By making their handicrafts and goods available to new markets, we help create economic opportunity so these artisans and farmers can support their families and themselves.

It’s an exciting movement to be apart of! But we can’t wait for the day when fair trade no longer is a movement, no longer is something special, and everything we purchase is fair trade.