Fair Trade, the Story

November 2018 Click here to Read the most recent Artcamp Letter
to the Fair Trade Federation
 

1973-1995 * A Communal Dream.
Our village artisans’ cooperative… Read ...
1995-1999 * Fair Trade is born
its twin: the terrible tianguis market… Read …
2000-2010 * Fair Trade booms;
Artcamp’s handcrafted jewelry… Read …

Global Crafts becomes Artcamp’s Fair Trade distributor…
Everyone thought this was for the good of our community… Read …
December 2017 * Global Crafts slashes the orders without warning!!!
(…after selling more than 1 million usd$ of our jewelry products in 2010-2017) Read …

2018 * A year of crisis.
Four families deprived of their employment, their household income.
This is the reason we are fighting back: to get these neighbors their work back Read …

Here is our video of January 2018, we are still appealing to FTF for its understanding:
Global Crafts holds the household income of four artisan families of the village hostage,
because those artisans who have work - they are afraid they might lose if they speak out.
Here are seven (7) formal letters from the Artcamp
 Cooperative appealing to the Fair Trade Federation:
 
 In Mexico we say: 'Talking, people understand each other.'
 That is our way: sincerity, communication, and mutual-respect.
“Its hard when the other person wont talk to you…” Read…

* * * * * * “THE TEN FAIR TRADE PRINCIPLES”

“Federation members fully commit to the following principles…”

               THE FAIR TRADE PRINCIPLES?  Read …

Global Craft’s employee, Caitie Jones, on two occasions, visited us
to take images and to report on Artcamp cooperative; Catie filled-out copious notebooks.  Read …

 Read for yourself the complete GMail conversations

of Global Crafts and Artcamp from 2010-2017 … Read them …

Images of Artisan and their Families * Read ...

Artisan Identity Theft *  Read …

Human Rights of Artisans * Read…

Authorship Rights of Indigenous Artisans * Read … 

Fair Trade Artisan Compensation * Read …
Fair Trade Authenticity Read …
Fair Trade and Artisans * Read…
Fair Trade, Helping Artisans * Read …
Fair Trade “Samples” * Read …
Fair Trade Loyalty * Read …
Fair Trade Transparency * Read …
Fair Trade Calumny * Read More…
Fair Trade Fakery * Read More…

Fair Trade Academic Studies * Read …

Fair Trade 2.0 Reform * Let’s Fix it! * Read …
Fair Trade Legal Remedies *  Read …
Final Thoughts * Read More…

Thank you very much for reading all this!

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.”