The Voice of Philippine Fair Trade


Visit us at The Fair Trade Shop!

Door 102 Jose R. Martinez Bldg
Fuente Osmena Blvd (near Maybank)
(032) 511-0974
Mon-Sat 9am-7pm

Cagayan de Oro: 
Door 108 Ground Floor
De Leon Plaza Bldg
Yacapin cor. Velez Sts
(088) 857-2550
Mon-Fri 9am-6pm

4th Level, Nagaland E-Mall,
Naga City, Camarines Sur
(0920) 641-5296
Mon-Sat 10am-8pm
Sun 9am-9pm

Door 1 SUM Bldg. 29 San Jose St.
Cogon District, Tagbilaran City
(038) 501-9851
Mon-Sat 8:30am-6:00pm

“Fair Trade is the best thing that happened to us. We started out as a hodgepodge group of housewives, out-of-school youths and elderly rural folk turning cogon grass into paper with our hands. Today we have 150 regular workers and about 200 more working in their homes."
Loreta Rafisura, President, Salay Handmade Paper Industries, Cagayan de Oro, Philippines

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The maiden issue of "The Philippine Perspective," the official newsletter of WFTO-Philippines, can bedownloaded here.

Manila Fair Trade Shop To Open! PDF Print E-mail

Tuesday, 29 March 2011 03:01
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The Advocate of Philippine Fair Trade, Inc. will be opening its Manila flagship store in Quezon City in May 2011. The store, which is the fifth shop to be set-up, shall carry products from APFTI's Fair Trade producers from across the country.

The products will be ranging from quality personal accessories to top of the line home furnishings and decors as well as food and delicacies from the various regions. These products will be priced reasonably and competitively with similar mainstream products.

Each item is produced with consideration of the international Fair Trade guidelines and principles.

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For any media inquiries, please contact:

Ms. Ester Gamboa or Mr. Kurt Dale Tordesillas
Phone: (02) 454 4744, 0917-505-9464 / 0917-505-9473
Email:  fairtrade(at)

Basic Information

Hey, thanks for stopping by! This is my fan page for everything Fair Trade in the Philippines. Fair Trade means environment and people friendly products for both the buyers and the producers. So, don't just buy… BUY JUST!
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10 Principles of Fair Trade:

1. Creating opportunities for marginalized and disadvantaged producers
2. Providing fair wages and fair prices
3. Supporting safe, healthy and participatory workplaces
4. Building the capacity of producers and their workers
5. Ensuring environmental sustainability
6. Ensuring public accountability and transparency
7. Building direct, long-term relationships with producers
8. Eliminating child labor
9. Promoting gender equity
10. Promoting Fair Trade.

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Fair Trade Principles

1.   Creating Opportunities for Disadvantaged Producers

2.   Capacity Building of Producers and their Workers
3.   Promoting Fair Trade
4.   Promoting Gender Equity
5.   Payment of a Fair Price and Fair Wages
6.   Safe and Healthy Working conditions
7.   No Child Labor
8.   Protecting the Environment
9.   Fair Trade Relations
10. Ensuring Accountability and Transparency

Creating Opportunities for Disadvantaged Producers: Fair trade allows small businesses to have access to market opportunities and capacity building. 

Transparency and Accountability: Fair trade involves transparent management and commercial relations to deal fairly and respectfully with trading partners.


Capacity Building:  Fair trade aims to develop entrepreneurs’ independence by improving their product, management skill, production and marketing competence. 

Promoting Fair Trade:  Fair Trade raises public awareness on fair trade products, principles and policies, educating consumers about the significance of purchasing fairly traded products, and lobbying to policy makers for better trade conditions. 

Gender Equity:  Fair Trade values the contributions of women and men.  It upholds the principle of equal pay for equal work of equal value. 

Payment of a Fair Price:  Fair Trade promotes the payment of a price that covers the real cost of production.  A fair price attributes appropriate value to labor and allows producers to improve their business and support community projects. 

Safe and Healthy Working Conditions:  Fair trade ensures safe and healthy working conditions for producers and workers.  Sufficient sanitation, ventilation, lighting, clean drinking water, and first-aid should be present and available at the workplace. 

No Child Labor: Fair Trade advances the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.  It upholds and promotes children’s right to survive; to develop to the fullest; to be protected from harmful influences, abuse and exploitation; and to participate fully in family, cultural and social life. 

Environmental Protection:  Fair Trade encourages the use of renewable, sustainable and organic materials and energy in production and the application of environmentally responsible practices in production. 

Trade Relations: Fair Trade Organisations trade with concern for the social, economic and environmental condition of small producers and do not maximise profit at their expense.   They ensure fair and advance payments and it builds long-term relationships.

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About rictandag @rictandag @LVHelpGro Returned U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer, Tandag, Surigao del Sur, Republic of the Philippines 1979-1980; Financial Management training Program [FMP], G.E., Appliance Park, Louisville, Kentucky 1981-1982 Champion [two days] Jeopardy 1986 Attorney, Los Angeles, CA 1989-1995 Disabiility Rights Attorney,, Las Vegas 1998-1999 Immigration Asylum Attorney, throughout the State of Kansas 1999-2001 Supply Logistics Specialist, UPS Las Vegas, 2006- present [business] advocate for: [Gawad Kalinga, tagalog for "to give care"]
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