At Modern Ornament we are passionate about communities near and far.  Because of our commitment to building community, we are pleased to carry a curated collection of home goods and home décor products that are Fair Trade Certified.  As a retailer, we realize that we have the power to empower artisans and contribute to propelling them into the success of their business and trade, and that through a local artisan's success, their surrounding communities can be inspired, grow with hope and financial success.  We are excited about bringing these carefully and intricately handcrafted premium products to you and look forward to how they will inspire the décor of your home.

Get to know more about what makes a fair trade certified organization so unique and important:

The World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) prescribes 10 Principles that Fair Trade Organizations must follow in their day-to-day work.  The WFTO carries out monitoring to ensure that these principles are upheld.  These prescribed Principles are defined as follows:

Principle One:
Creating Opportunities for Economically Disadvantaged Producers.

Principle Two:
Transparency and Accountability.

Principle Three:
Fair Trading Practices.

Principle Four: 
Payment of a Fair Price.

Principle Five: 
Ensuring no Child Labour and Forced Labour.

Principle Six: 
Commitment to Non Discrimination, Gender Equity and Women’s Economic Empowerment, and Freedom of Association.

Principle Seven: 
Ensuring Good Working Conditions.

Principle Eight: 
Providing Capacity Building.

Principle Nine: 
Promoting Fair Trade.

Principle Ten:
Respect for the Environment.

Source:  https://www.wfto.com/fair-trade/10-principles-fair-trade

For more information please visit The World Fair Trade Organization at https://www.wfto.com/

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