Shefali is a worker in a small handweaving complex in Jhenaidhah. Like everyday, she has come to her working place at 9 AM. But she is looking different today. She has wear a gold ear-ring today.
Small but definite income has changed her life and enable her to help her husband and her family. With the small savings, she has bought this ear-ring. This is the benefit of fair trade.
Fair trade is an organized social movement and market-based approach that aims to help producers in developing countries to make better trading conditions and promote sustainability. The movement advocates the payment of a higher price to exporters as well as higher social and environmental standards.