Dating back to the 1960s, Fairtrade started with small initiatives by individuals or groups (usually faith-based organisations or social entrepreneurs) that wanted to make a difference in developing countries by buying their products in an ethical manner.
This included paying fairer prices and establishing direct trading partnerships with producers, thereby sharing knowledge and information on production and market and quality requirements.
Fairtrade Label SA are the local Marketing Organisation for Fairtrade and are associate members of Fairtrade International since April 2009. Their mission is to alleviate rural poverty and to empower small-scale farmers as well as disadvantaged workers primarily in Africa by creating market opportunities for and increasing sales of Fairtrade labelled products in South Africa.
In this collection you'll find some of the local products and producers of products, which have been certified as being produced sustainably in accordance with Fairtrade Standards.