What is Fair Trade?

It is an international social movement composed of producers, tradesmen and consumers who work for a fairer trade exchange.

El Surco” is a Fair Trade shop run by Caritas of the Diocese of Tenerife to promote fairer commercial relations and thereby carrying out the criteria of Fair Trade.

What is the criteria?

- Decent Salaries
- No to the exploitation of children
- Equality between women and men
- Labour Rights
- Long term trade relations
- Respect for the environment
- Community development
- Quality Products

Where do the products come from?

The poorest areas of Latin America, Africa and Asia.

Who produces them?

The producers are small cooperatives, groups of women, workshops run by the disabled, groups of the socially excluded…..


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