- by Carolyne Volpe Curley / Carolyne@WestEssexNOW.com
Certified Fair Trade goods come from farmers and workers who are justly compensated and the practice in turn helps farmers in developing countries build sustainable businesses that positively influence their communities. The event runs from 7:30am to 7:30pm, Sunday, Dec. 7.
Fair Trade is based on respecting the life and dignity of the human person. It represents an alternative approach to trading that is rooted in a commitment to cherish and uphold the sacredness and dignity of every person. Fair Trade ensures that artisans and farmers and workers in the Fair Trade system are paid fairly,
regardless of what might be happening to their counterpart in the conventional economy. Fair Trade companies purchase Fair Trade items as directly as possible from the people who created them to help ensure that they are not exploited by predatory intermediaries. It promotes mutually respectful long-term trading relationships with disadvantaged producers around the world.
Sr. Justine Pinto, OP
St. Aloysius Parish
219 Bloomfield Avenue
Caldwell, New Jersey 07006