Global Goods Partners offers a curated collection of fair trade products handmade by women artisans in more than 20 countries. As a Fair Trade Federation member, they support sustainable community development by ensuring that the artisans making their products are paid fair living wages. By choosing to purchase from their community of artisans you’re helping to eradicate global poverty and promote social justice. They work with more than 40 partners that collectively employ over 3,000 women in 20 countries across the globe. In the face of great challenges, women come together to support each other and their families by forming community-based organizations that collectively offer support and services ranging from healthcare, education for children, literacy programs for adults, sustainable agriculture practices, and human rights training, among other programs. Funded with proceeds from fair trade product sales, foundation support, and individual donations, Global Goods Partners provides product development, operational expertise, capacity-building grants, and technical assistance.
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