Tula Hats - Fair
Trade Federation Member
Membership in the Fair Trade Federation Marks a High
Bar of Fair Trade
known for providing highly rated sun protective hats is part of a network of
over 250 fair trade businesses after joining the Fair Trade Federation (FTF), a
trade association that strengthens and promotes North American organizations
that make a full commitment to fair trade.
a member, applicants must submit thorough documentation describing the
organization’s relationships with producer partners and efforts to provide good
work conditions, fair wages, safety, environmental sensitivity, financial transparency
and more. Completion of this rigorous screening process provides an important
mark of distinction for members and for shoppers interested in supporting an
entire business for its fair trade practices rather than simply purchasing a
fair trade product.
commend the commitment and dedication Tula Hats has to the artisans they work
with in Mexico,” says Renee Bowers, former Executive Director of the Fair Trade
Federation. “We’re so happy to welcome them and look forward to their wonderful
contributions to the FTF community!”
been in business for over 29 years and it was eye opening to hear from the
artisans about how we have helped them in developing their business over the
years," says Alice Eichelmann, owner at Tula Hats. "The Fair Trade Federation's extensive
application process has made us aware of areas where we can improve our
business with the artisans who make Tula Hats."
exactly sure what fair trade means? The main goal is to give craftspeople and
farmers who are living in areas of extreme poverty the opportunity to earn a
living by selling their products in North America. The Fair Trade Federation
principles focus on fair wages, worker safety, transparency, and more. Click
here > (
Trade Federation Principles
) for more information on those principles.