The Wage Guide is an artisan wage calculation tool that guides decisions about how to calculate “a fair wage in a local context.” At the click of a button, the Wage Guide converts ‘artisan per piece payment’ to a ‘daily wage’ and then compares the daily wage to international economic indicators providing advice on how to increase wages to meet these standards.
The Wage Guide helps to ensure that artisans are fairly compensated in the fair trade craft market. Many buyers and artisans in the current fair trade market are looking for guidance on how to pay fair wages. As fair trade gains popularity and more organizations want to be involved, it is essential that we create a standardized methodology around fair wages to protect the good work of people who have been building the fair trade movement over the last 50 years.
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