Take advantage of Fairtrade Month to adopt a more ethical way of consuming and discover delicious fair trade products available at Rachelle Béry while you’re at it.
Did you know that you can make a positive impact in the lives of small-scale farmers in southern countries and on the environment, simply by opting for fair trade products? In fact, fair trade products not only guarantee that small-scale farmers and workers get a fair income, they also help improve the living conditions of their families and communities. Plus, when you choose fair trade products, you’re doing your part to help protect the environment.
At Rachelle Béry, we’re committed to collaborating with suppliers that share our values, and that’s why we’re proud to offer more and more fair trade products. Some of the fair trade products found in-store include:
Are you familiar with Equifruit?
Rachelle Béry is actively involved in the fair trade market. Thanks to our partnership with Equifruit, a Quebec-based 100% fair trade, organic supplier, we are proud to offer fair trade, organic bananas.
The advantages of fair trade
Fair trade certification ensures that buyers and sellers respect the standards established by Fairtrade International (FLO), a worldwide certification organization. Thus, when you purchase fair trade products, you can be proud of the fact that you are helping to protect the environment and farmers’ rights.
Another advantage to choosing fair trade is the Fairtrade Premium. For every product sold, an additional Fairtrade Premium is given back to communities, allowing them to invest in projects. For example, in 2020, Rachelle Béry and Equifruit donated approximately $12,000 CAD in Fairtrade Social Premiums to communities in Ecuador and Peru.
Money raised via Fairtrade Premiums is directly reinvested into communities, allowing them to further their development. This money helps fund various projects, including in the health, education, clean drinking water, and insurance sectors. It’s also used to help improve agricultural techniques, thus ensuring higher revenue for community farmers and contributing to a more sustainable way of life.
Find the fair trade products available at Rachelle Béry
At Rachelle Béry, you’ll find a wide variety of fair trade products, including those famous organic bananas we mentioned earlier! To locate fair trade products in-store, simply keep your eyes peeled for the “Fairtrade” logo.