Why Shop Fair Trade?
The Fair Trade Organization began in 1988 when the world coffee market was flooded leading to prices plummeting and farmers struggling to endure. Fair Trade coffee is certified to be grown by local farmers who are paid a fair wage for their harvest. To be labeled Fair Trade certain standards must be met such as safe and healthy work conditions for laborers and the prohibiting of child labor. The farmers play an integral role in the decisions concerning pricing and profit for the harvest. A percentage also goes back into their community to build schools and provide health care. At High Point we make every effort to support fair trade farmers, this helps to positively impact far reaching places in the world.