WHY ORGANIC & FAIT TRADE ?
Chocolate should be oh-so-much more than candy. It's a superfood packed with antioxidants and cardiovascular benefits. Studies show chocolate boosts energy, reduces stress, increases concentration and even improves maternal health. This playful, nutrient-dense treat is the perfect pick-me-up and superfood recharge since it is organically produced.
So we know chocolate is good for us. But what about the farmers who grow it ? The international Labor Organization estimates that there are 250 million child slaves working to produce many of our everyday purchases such as coffee and cocoa. As you might imagine, forced laborers are exploited for their work, forced to work long hours with little or no pay and have few rights.
When we chose to buy Fair Trade products, we are casting a vote for the ethical treatment of the laborers around the world who are responsible for the food we eat. Fair Trade certification means not only that workers are paid fairly but also those farmers have safe and environmentally-friendly working conditions.
L’Attelier is member of the French Organic and Fair Trade association Bio Partenaire (www.biopartenaire.com).