Oxfam is working hard on fair market rules. A market place where every seller gets a fair chance. As Fair Trade is a powerful tool for development and human dignity. For this reason we support cooperatives to introduce their products on the market and we sustain our efforts for obtaining structurally fair trade rules.
Oxfam is working hard on fair market rules. A market place where every seller gets a fair chance. By buying our products you help us to realise this ambition. Together with partners in the South en with a movement of volunteers in the North we strive for fair trade rules fo all. Until all trade is fair!
Fair Trade starts with a fair price
Oxfam considers Fair Frade as a tool for structural development in the South. We pay the producers a fair price and pay them a fairtrade premium on top. The premium is spent on projects which are beneficial for the whole community.
Oxfam Fair Trade guarantees cooperatives a long term cooperation. They can count on our support and advice in technical, financial and organisational matters. Finally we aim at a strong market position for producers in the South.
Besides this, we raise awareness of consumers, companies and public services and sensitize them for Fair Trade. Because Fair Trade is so much more than just a certificate. It is an ecologiscally sustainable choice. Not only a fair price give hope for a better future, but also the way we treat our planet and its natural resources. Therefore, half of our product range has an organic certificate.
Fair Trade requires Fair Rules
Unfair trade rules don’t offer chances to small-scale producers in the South to access the international market. With its wide range of fairtrade products Oxfam Fair Trade shows that the alternative is possible. Oxfam trades with producers in the South on the basis of fair trade principles. A decent income, a fairtradepremium for the community and a long-term cooperation give the producers the guarantee to invest in their development.
Hence, Oxfam Fair Trade is much more than a trader in fairtrade products. Together with partners in the South en with a movement of volunteers in the North we strive for fair trade rules fo all. Until all trade is fair!
Sustainable in every way
Oxfam Fair Trade embraces organic production and sustainability. Organic farming is the answer of small-scale producers in the South to a dominant agricultural model that is wasting energy and water. Therefore, half of Oxfam Fairtrade’s product range is cultivated organically.
Together with partners in the South
Oxfam Fair Trade resolutely chooses to maintain structural long-term relations with its partners and helps them to tear down barriers in the international market. This equal partnership gives small-scale producers in the South the certainty to invest in their future and assures them that Oxfam will be there for them after this year’s harvest.
Trade partners and development partners
With some of its partners in the South Oxfam Fair Trade has travelled a long way. We helped small cooperatives to grow and become flourishing entrepreneurs selling their fairtrade products worldwide.
Besides this we work together with small, sometimes premature partners for whom we spot opportunities on the international market. We support these development partners to obtain their certification, to set up a business plan, to improve the quality of their products, to fortify their cooperatives. We want them to become successful trade partners.