There are many reasons why discerning kratom enthusiasts choose Kratom Spot. One of the major ones is that we sell ethically sourced Fair Trade kratom. Our Fair Trade policy ensures that you can buy our all natural kratom guilt-free, knowing that the farmers are being treated with the respect and dignity they deserve.
Read on to learn all about Fair Trade and why you should support Fair Trade business practices.
What Is Fair Trade?
Fair Trade is a movement that helps to ensure that farmers and other producers and exporters in developing countries are paid fair wages and work in humane environments. The Fair Trade movement is especially popular in the coffee industry, so it makes sense that it would also apply to the kratom industry, as they are similar in many ways.
Companies that follow the Fair Trade policy are required to meet certain guidelines that promote sustainable farming. At Kratom Spot, we’re proud to sell Fair Trade kratom that supports farmers throughout Southeast Asia.
The Principles of Fair Trade
Fair Trade businesses are required to uphold certain guidelines:
1. Creating Opportunities for Economically Disadvantaged Producers
Fair Trade is designed to help impoverished producers to become more self-sufficient. Simply paying fair prices for products is the easiest and most effective way to ensure that individuals, families, and businesses are able to continue producing sustainably.
2. Transparency and Accountability
The Fair Trade policy ensures that farmers are given all relevant information required to make informed decisions at every step of the supply chain. Sensitive information is protected and kept confidential, and the producers are never misled or misinformed.
3. Fair Trading Practices
When trading, Fair Trade companies must consider the social, economic, and environmental safety and wellbeing of the producers. Fair Trade companies cannot maximize profit at the expense of the producers.
4. Fair Payment
Some vendors sell kratom cheap because they buy it at bottom-of-the-barrel prices that are unsustainable. Our premium Fair Trade kratom is purchased at prices that support growers’ local living wages.
5. No Child Labor or Forced Labor
Fair Trade companies only support producers who work willingly according to local laws regarding child labor.
6. Commitment to Non Discrimination, Gender Equality and Women’s Economic Empowerment, and Freedom of Association
Fair Trade companies never discriminate based on factors such as race, caste, national origin, religion, disability, gender, sexual orientation, union membership, political affiliation, HIV/AIDS status, or age.
7. Ensuring Good Working Conditions
At a bare minimum, companies that abide by the Fair Trade policy only support producers that provide healthy, safe working conditions according to local laws and regulations.
8. Providing Capacity Building
Fair Trade businesses help producers to grow and develop important skills required to run a sustainable business. They also help producers to gain access to local, regional, and international markets to expand their reach.
9. Promoting Fair Trade
In addition to selling Fair Trade kratom, we support Fair Trade practices by spreading awareness and providing information so other businesses can take this important step forward.
10. Respect for the Environment
Fair Trade companies work hard to ensure that all raw materials are locally sourced and used responsibly. Whenever possible, fair trade businesses use sustainable methods and recycled/recyclable/biodegradable materials that don’t harm the planet.
Why We Choose to Source Fair Trade Kratom
Here at Kratom Spot, we firmly believe in the long-term benefits and potential of this miraculous plant. Rather than buy low-grade kratom as cheaply as possible to maximize profit, we choose to source our all natural kratom ethically. The result is a higher quality product that we feel proud to sell to our customers, and that our customers can feel good about buying.
We work hard to establish lasting, ongoing relationships with top kratom growers throughout Southeast Asia. By supporting these small businesses and treating them with respect, we’re able to ensure that we have regular access to premium quality kratom. Consistency is very important to our customers, and we strive to provide a level of quality and consistency unmatched in the industry.
Another reason why Fair Trade business practices are especially important in the Kratom industry is because we refuse to carry anything except pure, all natural kratom. Because the kratom industry is still unregulated, buying from non-Fair Trade farmers comes with considerable risk. At Kratom Spot, you can rest assured that our Fair Trade kratom never contains chemicals, additives, or fillers.
Besides helping to maximize the quality, safety, and consistency of our products, we choose to sell Fair Trade kratom simply because it’s the right thing to do. Nobody wants to feel guilt and shame about how they run a business, and we rest easy at night knowing that we never have to. Rather than putting profits at the forefront of our business model, we put people first. When everyone is happy, it’s much easier to be successful –– and far more rewarding.
How You Can Support Fair Trade
If our Fair Trade policy has inspired you, there are plenty of ways that you can take steps to be a part of this movement. The most important is simply supporting Fair Trade businesses whenever possible. Next time you’re buying coffee for the office break room, seek out Fair Trade coffee. When you feel like having a chocolate bar, look for one that’s marked Fair Trade.
Spreading awareness is also vital to the longevity of this social movement. Whether you’re a business owner or just a consumer, letting people know about Fair Trade empowers them to take steps to implement a Fair Trade policy in their personal and professional lives. Simply talking about Fair Trade is a huge step in helping the movement to grow.
Enjoy Better Kratom
We’re confident that you’re going to notice a difference in quality when you use our Fair Trade kratom. When farmers are treated well, paid fairly, and provided with essential resources, they’re able to produce premium kratom that’s far superior to other kratom options on the market.
Fair Trade farmers grow their crops in smaller batches, and they pay closer attention to every step of the growing, harvesting, and curing processes. Farmers who are compensated appropriately and treated with dignity naturally take pride in their work, and the results show it.
Finally, when farmers have the equipment, resources, and time they deserve, they’re able to work on developing new strategies, methods, and techniques to produce crops that are truly a cut above the rest. Our all natural kratom is rooted in years of dedication and commitment to improvement. Our Fair Trade policy helps farmers to reach their full potential, and the resulting products are truly exceptional. It’s a win-win for everyone involved, including you, the customer.
Support the Future of the Kratom Industry
Now that you have a better understanding of Fair Trade, you can see how important it is to support this movement, not just on a local level, but on a global scale.
Because the kratom industry is still relatively new in the Western world, now is the time to set the standards that will remain in place for years to come. Additionally, supporting Fair Trade ensures that the mitragyna speciosa will continue to be produced. After all, there’s no kratom if farmers aren’t willing to grow it. Secure the future of kratom by supporting the people who make it available.
Shop Fair Trade Kratom Online Today
Browse a wide range of red vein, white vein, and green vein all natural kratom varieties. We offer capsules or fine, mill-ground powder, as well as powerful extracts and enhanced strains. Every batch is tested to ensure potency, quality, purity, and consistency, and our Fair Trade kratom is carefully packaged to ensure optimal freshness.
We offer free priority shipping on all orders of $100 or more, and all orders received during business hours ship out the same day. We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee, so place your order with full confidence.
If you have any questions about kratom, our products, our sourcing methods, or anything else at all, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Call our friendly experts at (888) 510-2038, or feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel good about supporting ethical business practices when you shop at Kratom Spot.