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"A Valuable Life Behind Each Product"

Fair trade is a market-based approach to solving the problems of global poverty and injustice caused by unfair business practices and structures. Fair trade organizations like From The Earth seek to holistically improve the lives of workers by paying fair wages and prices, developing long-term relationships, and using environmentally sustainable practices. Since our inception in 2008, From The Earth has been committed to improving the quality of life for Middle Eastern artisans through adhering to the fair trade principles as described by the World Fair Trade Organization. In 2011, we received both our World Fair Trade Organization and Fair Trade Federation certification.

Employing local women and partnering with local artisans to see their businesses, lives, and communities improve is what drives us. Our tagline, “A Valuable Life Behind Each Product” is stated with sincerity. We are committed to the continued growth and development of the community where we live and work. From The Earth and our local producers hire marginalized groups including women, refugees, deaf, single, widows, and the physically disabled. All of our employees are given equal treatment in terms of salary, leadership, and promotion opportunities. They also receive vocational training and are paid above the national minimum wage.

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