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Fair Trade Jewelry and Ethical Fashion

DSA Code of Ethics

Trades of Hope is proud to be a member of the DSA! We follow the DSA’s code of ethics and are committed to practicing fair business in all we do!

As a consumer you should expect salespeople to:
  • Tell you who they are, why they’re approaching you and what products they are selling.
  • Promptly end a demonstration or presentation at your request.
  • Provide a receipt with a clearly stated cooling off period permitting the consumer to withdraw from a purchase order within a minimum of three days from the date of the purchase transaction and receive a full refund of the purchase price.
  • Explain how to return a product or cancel an order.
  • Provide you with promotional materials that contain the address and telephone number of the direct selling company.
  • Provide a written receipt that identifies the company and salesperson, including contact information for either.
  • Respect your privacy by calling at a time that is convenient for you.
  • Safeguard your private information.
  • Provide accurate and truthful information regarding the price, quality, quantity, performance, and availability of their product or service.
  • Offer a written receipt in language you can understand.
  • Offer a complete description of any warranty or guarantee.
As a salesperson, you should expect a DSA member company to:
  • Provide you with accurate information about the company’s compensation plan, products, and sales methods.
  • Describe the relationship between you and the company in writing.
  • Be accurate in any comparisons about products, services or opportunities.
  • Refrain from any unlawful or unethical recruiting practice and exorbitant entrance or training fees.
  • Ensure that you are not just buying products solely to qualify for downline commissions.
  • Ensure that any materials marketed to you by others in the salesforce are consistent with the company’s policies, are reasonably priced and have the same return policy as the company’s.
  • Require you to abide by the requirements of the Code of Ethics.
  • Safeguard your private information.
  • Provide adequate training to help you operate ethically.
  • Base all actual and potential sales and earnings claims on documented facts.
  • Encourage you to purchase only the inventory you can sell in a reasonable amount of time.
  • Repurchase marketable inventory and sales aids you have purchased within the past 12 months at 90 percent or more of your original cost if you decide to leave the business.
  • Explain the repurchase option in writing.
  • Have reasonable start-up fees and costs.