Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow. Isaiah 1:17
Orphan Outreach Marketplace provides artisans with opportunity for dignified work, sustainable livelihoods, and safe, cruelty-free working conditions as part of our commitment to fair trade that honors and changes lives.
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Fair trade is a global movement made up of a diverse network of producers, companies, shoppers, advocates, and organizations working together to build a more equitable model of trade. The term"fair trade" is not specific to any one organization or certifying body. Based on the simple idea that the products bought and sold every day are connected to the livelihoods of others, fair trade is a way to make a conscious choice for a better world.
The fair-trade movement began to take shape in the years following World War II as a way to connect marginalized producers to global markets. One of the movement's key pioneers was Edna Ruth Byler, an American businesswoman who, in 1946, was moved by the women artisans she encountered along her travels and began selling their handmade textiles to her friends and neighbors to help them earn a living. Out of this grew a global fair-trade movement.