SHOP FOR CHANGE
Shop for Change Fair Trade is a section 25 Not for Profit Company set up by the NGOs International Resources for Fairer Trade (IRFT) from India and Traidcraft Exchange from the UK to find an innovative solution to the problems faced by of poor farmers and artisans in India. Shop for Change uses certification to build the capacity of producer groups and improve their access to value-added markets as well as protect the environment, promote social equity and raise awareness among consumers. Shop for Change has four main functions; certification, business services, producer services and awareness rising. Shop for Change works to empower farmers, businesses and consumers to change the way India does business and make shopping fairer and greener for a more sustainable future.
Shop for Change Fair Trade empowers consumers to make informed choices and bring about positive change, while still enjoying affordable, quality products, to make informed choices and bring about positive change, while still enjoying affordable, quality products and the Mark helps businesses make their products stand out as socially responsible and environmentally friendly. Shop for Change engages brands and retailers about the fair trade concept and provides supply chain services, linking up businesses to the suppliers they need. We use marketing and promotional campaigns to support the sale of products that carry the Shop for Change Mark and help businesses communicate about their involvement in fair trade. Shop for Change standards also ensures consistent supply of market quality products for buyers. Shop for Change works to ensure that producer groups have all the help and information they need to gain certification. We are also here to advise and support producer groups in matters relating to meeting the Shop for Change standards. Shop for Change uses promotional campaigns, online marketing and generates media coverage to build a network of informed consumers to spread the fair trade message in India and grow the market for Shop for Change Fair Trade certified goods. We work with likeminded organisations to highlight the plight of disadvantaged farmers and artisans and build the fair trade movement in India.
Cotton products, Food items