Fair Trade, the Story

“To the Fair Trade Federation:  Read…
This is a matter of keeping our hopes alive in our cooperative.
In Mexico we say: ‘Talking, people understand each other.’
That is our way: sincerity, communication, mutual-respect.

        “THE TEN FAIR TRADE PRINCIPLES”

 Read… “Fair Trade Federation members
fully commit to the following principles…”
Caitie’s Visit Global Craft’s employee, Caitlyn Quinn,
on two occasions, visited us to take images and to report on Artcamp cooperative;
she filled-out copious notebooks, everyone had a lot of fun interacting with Caitie.  Read …


Read the complete GMail conversations
     of Global Crafts and Artcamp from 2010-2017

Fair Trade Recommendation Letter

Images of Artisan and their Families * Read ...
Even though these artisans lost their jobs in 2017
and Veronica’s husband is picking tobacco in Carolina USA,
the images of these good people
continue to serve Fair Trade for commercial purposes.

Artisan Identity Theft *  Read …
a growing problem for the indigenous craftspeople.”

Political Rights of Artisans *
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Authorship Rights of Indigenous Artisans * Read … 
Intellectual property rights of artisans and silversmiths.

Artisan Intellectual Property * Read …
“Jewelry-design art is a record of the designer’s explicit intention for an original-model.
Fair Trade Artisan Compensation * Read …

“Global Crafts sold more than a million dollars worth of Artcamp jewelry over seven years
If only Global Crafts had told us of their plans to cut-back when we asked December 2016!
But no, they never mentioned their intentions.
Super-discount prices on Global Craft’s purchase orders had already been long-outdated.
Thus, Global Crafts drove the profitability of the Cooperative of Artcamp to below-zero.”

Fair Trade Authenticity Read …
“It would be good if Fair Trade took a deep look at the artisans who
make the products they present to the public. Artcamp has always
been part of Fair Trade, we want to be part of Fair Trade’s success…”
Fair Trade and Artisans * Read…
Artisan Stories * Read…
Fair Trade is always talking about “the Story; that it’s all about
“telling the artisans story”. Read Authentic artisan narratives
written by Artcamp women in the years 2001-2002.”
Helping Lift Artisans Out of Poverty Read …
Fair Trade “Samples” * Read …
Fair Trade Loyalty * Read …
Fair Trade Competition * Read…
Fair Trade Transparency * Read …
Fair Trade Calumny * Read …
Fair Trade Hypocracy * Read … 
Global Crafts is a member of the Fair Trade Federation
 “Fair trade is an approach to business and to development
based on dialogue, transparency, and respect that seeks to
create greater equity in the international trading system.
Fair Trade Organizations put artisans and farmers
at the heart of every decision they make.”

Fair Trade Conspiracy Read… 

Fair Trade 501c View video…
Some Fair Traders set up 501 Corporations to avoid paying taxes.
Fair Trade Academic Studies * Read …
Martin’s Rant * Read

Fair Trade 2.0 Reform * Let’s Fix it! *
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“We great hope that Fair Trade will support the artisans, and the artisan families. We plead for the understanding of good people everywhere to come together in solidarity, around the original high ideals of the Fair Trade Movement.”
Fair Trade Legal Remedies * Read …
“If the Fair Trade Federation were reformed,
Fair Trade would come out looking good.
We will help you with public statements, and with our applause!”
Artcamp-Global Crafts * Outstanding Issues * Read…

The Federation of Northamerican Indigenous Artisan Communities
is constituted to defend the LEGAL authorship rights
of native creators, and the unique-cultural-identity
of traditional home-workshop craftspeople.”

Who are we? Read… 
What is this all about?   Read…
HISTORY OF THE ARTCAMP COOPERATIVE 1973-2019
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Final Thoughts * Read More…
“Is there a fair person who will help us?
We want a peaceful resolution, respectful of the rights
of all parties involved in dispute. Thank you for reading all this!”