Fair trade is all about making sure growers, producers and manufacturers in the developing world are not being exploited by consumers in developed countries. The Fairtrade Mark is a guarantee that everyone involved in bringing that product to you has been paid a fair wage and works in good conditions. It also guarantees no child or slave labour has been used.
What's more, when you buy a Fairtrade-certified product, there's extra money going to the local communities where the goods are made. This money is used in many ways to help communities out of poverty. Micro-finance schemes are run to help local people launch their own businesses, and improved education provides the skills needed to make a living.
So keep a lookout for products carrying the Fairtrade Mark, because buying those will go a long way to helping the developing world. Fairtrade-certified products in the Revolution online store are designated with the Fairtrade Mark.
To find out more about how Fairtrade products are accredited, visit the Fairtrade Foundation.