Vested Interest Trading
Vested Interest Trading is a Fair Trade Business
Vested Interest Trading sources its products ethically and uses Fair Trade practices.
Local artisans are finding it increasingly difficult to survive with the rising cost of mass production in Indonesia.
Products like jewelry and textiles being exported to Western countries that once provided a good living for people are now being made and exported cheaper in China. Because of this, the livelihood, quality of life, and preservation of the Balinese culture are supported by Vested Interest Trading.
Fair Trade is a global social movement that enables producers in developing countries to achieve better working and trading conditions. Fair Trade promotes sustainable farming and improves social and environmental standards at work. Fair Trade is a movement that focuses on products that are usually exported from developing countries to developed nations.
Why is Fair Trade important for Bali?
Fair Trade, especially in Bali has the primary objective to empower and support Balinese farmers and artisans. Fair Trade’s rules guarantee a living wage, offering employees opportunity for advancement and assistance in a safe working environment, engaging in environmentally sustainable practices, being open to public accountability, and building long-term trade relationships between Indonesia and the rest of the world.
Choosing to make purchases from Fair Trade vendors means:
You are supporting the creation of opportunities for economically disadvantaged producers. Fair Trade is a non-profit organization that promotes poverty alleviation, sustainable growth, and development for local people.
You are supporting the ongoing efforts for gender equity and equal opportunity. Fair Trade vendors place a lot of emphasis on ensuring that women’s efforts are as well valued and rewarded than those of men.
You support the elimination of child exploitation and the protection of Indigenous peoples. Fair Trade companies always create safe and healthy working conditions for their employees.
In purchasing Fair Trade products, you are a part of an exchange that acts from a place of deep reverence and respect for ancient cultural traditions and natural resources. The Fair Trade organization helps producers to hone their local knowledge base so that they can preserve their cultural identity.
You agree to pay a fair price. This is done through dialogue and participation of local business owners. It will cover the production costs, but also allow artisans to participate in a production process that is both environmentally and socially responsible.
Fair Trader vendors can also ensure prompt payment to their suppliers and, where possible, help producers get pre-production financing.
You support the preservation and use of the land for future generations. Fair Trade vendors are educated on how to manage and use their local resources sustainably. Vendors are very close to their producers. They choose high biodiversity areas whenever possible to develop products that don’t harm the land but enhance it.
You can contribute to a global conversation and revolution of equal opportunities. Fair Trade practices are designed to foster cross-cultural understanding between consumers and communities in the developing world.
Vested Interest Trading
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