UPAVIM — short for Unidas Para Vivir Mejor or United for a Better Life — believes that consumer choices can make a real difference in the lives of artisans, farmers and their families. Often times, the products we buy are made in conditions that harm workers, communities and the environment, as well as disproportionately benefit large companies rather than the producers themselves. However, the more consumers demand ethical and environmentally-conscious products, the better we can change the conditions under which our products and food are produced.
That’s why UPAVIM Crafts is a proud member of the Fair Trade Federation, an association that strengthens, promotes and validates fair trade organizations in the U.S. and Canada. As members of the Fair Trade Federation, UPAVIM Crafts provides equitable wages to artisans, maintains transparent relationships and cultivates a culture of mutual respect.