fair trade certified
our manufacturing partners in India are Fair Trade Certified™!
Fair Trade USA works as a 3rd party support system and certifier that promotes and ensures sustainable livelihoods, employee empowerment and community, safe working conditions, and protection of the environment.
it has been a long time mutual goal for our manufacturing to become Fair Trade Certified™, and ace&jig is proud to be the sole sponsor of this certification for our partners.
as part of this certification, ace&jig contributes a premium for every item that has the Fair Trade Certified™ tag into a fund that is managed by a democratically elected council of factory employees. the employees then collectively decide how to best use this fund for their benefit.
when you choose to purchase Fair Trade Certified™ products, you’re supporting a global movement putting people and the planet first. look for the Fair Trade Certified™ seal on our website product listings and tags!
after our first year of being Fair Trade Certified™, a highlight of ours was to see how the premiums we have deposited into the community development fund have been spent.
we found out recently that the employees and the committee voted to use the premium funds on personal sewing machines for the 109 employees involved!
we can’t wait to hear more about the positive impact these tools have on their families and communities.