Always Fair Trade
Our philosophy has always been to follow the golden rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. “Fair trade” wasn’t a term commonly used when Nancy started Dunitz & Company. However, the principles for running a fair-trade business are ones she has always intuitively lived by. Treat people with respect. Create opportunity for those who might not otherwise have it. Pay people fairly for their efforts. Ensure worker safety. Sustain and promote those you’ve nurtured.
Dunitz & Company is a proud member of the Fair Trade Federation, a trade association that strengthens and promotes North American organizations fully committed to fair trade. Companies have to work hard to earn membership in the FTF. Each applicant is diligently screened to verify that they are paying fair wages while also creating safe working conditions and sustaining their artisans’ long-term well-being. These days consumers know about “fair trade” and consciously make purchases from companies they believe are operating ethically and fairly. It stands to reason that all businesses operating with fair trade practices, like ours, align themselves with the Fair Trade Federation. Dunitz & Company is also a Gold Certified Business member of Green America and a founding member of Fair Trade Los Angeles.