Fair Trade Bloomington is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing opportunity for those living in Bloomington and nearby to contribute to global economic development and poverty relief through education and promotion of products that adhere to fair trade principles.
Fair Trade provides income that supports community development. It does this by guaranteeing suppliers and customers that fair trade products adhere to the following principles:
Creating opportunities for economically disadvantaged artisans and producers
A fair price is set by artisans and producers
Cash advances are used to secure supplies with prompt final payment.
Long-term relationships with artisans and producers that build economic opportunity
Safe and healthy working conditions
Responsible environmental practices