Fair Trade Hemp Practices
What is Fair Trade?
A fair trade is one in which both parties agree they are benefiting from the trade.
They both feel it is fair.
This trade can be between a buyer and seller as well as between an employer and employee.
In both instances, a product or service is exchanged for just compensation.
The buyer pays a seller for a product or service, and the employer pays an employee for their time of service.
You Can’t Have Fair Trade Without Free Trade.
A free trade is one in which both parties have the right to set the terms of the trade.
Both parties have the ability to engage or withdraw from a trade without interference from each other or other people.
No force is threatened or implied during the negotiation of the trade. Once again this free trade can be between a buyer and seller as well as between an employer and employee.
In both instances, the people involved decide for themselves whether or not they wish to engage in the trade and under what terms.
With free and fair trade, profit does not come at the expense of the employer or employee.
Both parties profit resulting in a win/win situation.
Bulk Warehouse factories and suppliers also engage in free and fair trade with their own suppliers, customers and employees.
Since it is now legal to grow in the United States
A few of our products are growing and processed here in the USA.
However, the majority of our fabric, rope, twine and fiber other non-food products are imported from other countries such as China, Romania, and Canada.
We have visited many of the farms and factories in these countries to ensure they adhere to fair trade practices and operating with integrity.
These include the following:
Wages are negotiated on a free and fair basis and are adequate to ensure a decent standard of living for all employees.
Employees work an average of 40-60 hours a week depending upon their work load and personal needs. Employees are allowed regular breaks and lunch time.
Safe and comfortable working conditions
Workers conditions include adequate lighting, comfortable temperature, chairs and desks. Machinery is properly maintained with instructions given for safe and proper use