Women are a driving force behind agricultural productivity in developing countries, but inequality keeps female farmers from thriving. Fair Trade inspires change, and you can be part of the solution. For every Fair Trade CertifiedTM product you buy, you’re helping to uplift women in the workforce and improve entire communities.
Buying Fair Trade ensures that you’re getting quality products and the people who grow, sew and craft them get a fair deal for their hard work. In fact, your everyday purchases can help farmers and factory workers in 70 countries work in safe conditions, earn extra money to invest in their communities and improve the lives of their families.
These additional funds are called Community Development Premiums, which are invested in much needed projects like schools, wells, and roads. Fair Trade also helps protect the environment through sustainable farming practices and by restricting GMOs and harmful pesticides. Child labor is also strictly prohibited, helping kids stay in school and build bright futures.
Look for the Fair Trade CertifiedTM label on thousands of products—from coffee and chocolate to apparel and home goods— in stores where you regularly shop.