Fair trade is an alternative form of trade allowing Third World producers to work under decent conditions and to sell the results of their work at a fair price, thereby giving them access to the resources necessary for developing their communities. Via such mechanisms as pre-financed orders, guaranteed minimum prices, support for producers and the establishment of medium- or long-term partnerships, fair trade contributes to the economic and social development of whole communities.
From fruit juices to chocolate, via tea and shampoos, when you buy an OXFAM product you can be sure that the Third World producers will be receiving a fair price. Moreover, fair trade articles are produced in a sustainable manner. And they are also pleasing to the eye and the palate, as well as being healthy.