What is the Fair Trade Federation?
The Fair Trade Federation (FTF) is an organization that brings together 250 businesses and non-profits that share a commitment to the principles of fair trade.
What is Fair Trade membership?
Noonday Collection became a member of the FTF in 2014 and is actively engaged in the fair trade community in the United States and around the world.
To become a member of the FTF, Noonday Collection successfully completed an intensive screening process that required us to be fully transparent about how
we work with our Artisan Business Partners. We have demonstrated how we follow the principles of fair trade and how we evaluate and monitor our Artisan
Business Partners to ensure they do the same. The FTF has affirmed that we are following the principles of fair trade. Visit our FTF profile page.
What are the principles of fair trade?
The Fair Trade Federation principles have been created using the global principles of the World Fair Trade Organization as their foundation. Noonday
Collection is committed to following these principles in all aspects of our business.
How do we ensure our Artisan Business Partners are fair trade?
We require the Artisan Businesses from which we source products to meet our minimum requirements in how they do business. These requirements
are based on the principles of fair trade.
Many of our partners are members of the Fair Trade Federation, World Fair Trade Organization, or other fair trade membership organizations.
We regularly visit these businesses to ensure they are meeting these standards, including paying fair wages, providing safe and healthy working
conditions, and prohibiting child and forced labor.
What are fair wages?
We collaborate with Artisan Businesses to set prices that allow them to grow sustainably and pay Artisans fair wages. We do not set Artisan
wages. Rather, we ensure that Artisans earn wages that are fair based on the cost of living in their country. A fair wage is established through
a collaborative process and is mutually agreed upon through dialogue with Artisan Entrepreneurs and Artisans. This process is designed to increase
Artisans’ incomes, ensure sustainable livelihoods and empower communities.