Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Fair Trade in Facts

The Fair Trade shop was first open in 1958 in the USA selling produce from Puerto Rico in the South. In Europe Oxfam is the first who started to sell crafts made by Chinese refugees in the of 1950s. In 1973, Fair Trade Organization in Netherlands imported the first fair trade coffee from co-operatives of little farmers in Guatemala.

The European Fair Trade Association was found in 1987. The International Fair Trade Association started in 1989 and now has a global network of 270 fair trade organization and is still increasing. The British union of Fair Trade Shops promotes fair trade in the UK.

Fair-trade certified products now are found in 55,000 supermarkets all over Europe and the market share has become considerable in some countries.

In 2002 around 100 Fair trade Certified products be available in UK. By 2006 there were 2,000. In 1994 Green & Black’s Maya Gold organic chocolate grow to be the first UK Fair trade certified product.

There are other than 2,000 Fair trade Certified Products on the market plus chocolate, teas, coffee, bananas, clothes, coconuts but the TIANA quality organics range is the only complete range of Fair trade Certified Coconut Products & ingredient available in the UK.