Shop for Change Fair Trade is not for profit organisation registered in 2009 as Section 8 company with Registrar of Companies and having 12AA certificate from Income Tax Department.
We humbly take credit for being India’s 1st fair trade label that reaches out to goals beyond profits to ensure sustainable livelihoods for artisans/farmers across India. The Shop for Change Mark on product guarantees a fair deal for everyone in the chain as also the environment.
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WELCOME TO THE ORGANIC
Organic agriculture means a process of developing viable and sustainable agroecosystems.
The most important word in the definition of organic is sustainable and ecosystem.
We generally ask for certification but do not understand what standards are referred for certification. Organic cultivation is not only limited to the specific crop, soil, water and fertiliser or pesticide. It is also talking about the genetic variability of crops, biodiversity in a specific region and multi-crop cultivation. In certification what we test is final output as monitoring entire process is not possible. Unfortunately organic is linked with end product but in reality it is process, not output.
The myth about Organic!
Almost all organic produce sellers claim that we do not use GMO seeds. In reality, apart from cotton, no GMO seeds are in use in India.
My produce is residual free
This is the only marketing gimmick. even though you use chemical fertilisers and chemical pesticides you can achieve this with the simple trick. Any farmer not using any chemical prior 15-20 days of harvesting most of his produce is residual free.
We use organic manure
Although farmer may be using organic manure, how many years he was using chemical fertilisers and how many years he started using organic manure is yet another question? Read more