fair trade is many things! one little world has worked to create open, lasting partnerships with our artisans, paying them fairly and in advance. we collaborate, not only on product design, but to care for each local environment and to ensure safe working conditions. our artisans put family first, working when it best fits their schedule, and often, from home. we cherish our artisans. embracing their uniqueness, honoring their culture, celebrating their diversity. to keep ourselves committed to the principles of fair trade, we are proud members of the fair trade federation. they are a trade association that strengthens and promotes businesses in north america fully committed to fair trade. they seek to alleviate poverty by continually and significantly expanding trade that values the dignity and labor of all people.