The Fairtrade Standard for Sports balls covers the requirements which are specific to sports ball manufacturers and traders.
Fairtrade sports ball manufacturers must comply with both the Fairtrade Standard for Hired Labour and the Fairtrade Standard for Sports balls. For manufacturers this standard complements, and should be read together with, the Fairtrade Standard for Hired Labour.
This standard covers the purchase and sale of sports balls which require some degree of manual input to produce. This includes hand-stitched, machine-stitched, thermal-bonded and laminated sports balls such as footballs (soccer balls), volleyballs, American footballs and rugby balls.
This standard does not cover sports balls that are normally produced by mostly automated or mechanized methods such as golf balls, ping pong balls, tennis balls and hockey balls.