It turns out, good practices and good products go hand in hand. A growing number of farmers, factories, businesses, and consumers are seeing how investing in people best secures the future of the products (and planet) we love. By purchasing Fair Trade, you join a virtuous circle that improves lives, protects the environment, and produces high-quality products for you and your family to enjoy.
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 Certified™ label on thousands of products—from coffee and chocolate to apparel and home goods— in stores where you regularly shop.
Fair Trade is a market-based approach to fighting poverty. That means that it only works when you actually buy the stuff. So please hold up your end of the bargain and look for the Fair Trade Certified label every time you shop.
As they say: Think globally, act locally. Fair Trade Campaigns is a powerful grassroots movement focused on growing awareness, availability, and commitment to Fair Trade to improve impoverished communities around the world.
Believe it or not, YOU have the power to improve the world. It all starts with a simple act of sharing. Speak up. Be bold. Tell your family and friends why you support Fair Trade.
From environmental concerns to poverty alleviation, there are plenty of reasons to support Fair Trade.What's Fair Trade all about?
Fair Trade expands from the kitchen to the closet with the introduction of Fair Trade Certified apparel. Now you can walk into a store and choose an ethical tee over one made in a sweatshop.
Body care brands are tapping into the opportunity to feature Fair Trade Certified ingredients.
You can enjoy chocolate that makes you feel as good as it tastes. Fair Trade certification ensures that cocoa farmers have more direct access to the market so they’re able to receive a fair price for their harvest.
Your rich cup of Fair Trade coffee can help farmers escape poverty and improve their communities.
Each year the U.S. imports billions of flowers - but farmers and workers don’t always benefit. With Fair Trade, flower workers receive special training, work in safer conditions, and earn additional money to take care of their families and communities.
Fair Trade Certified fruits and vegetables bring together the best of both worlds. They create healthy farming ecosystems, and deliver the healthiest, most flavorful produce to you.
Add a dash of goodness to everything you make with Fair Trade herbs & spices and support thousands of small-scale farmers.
Fair Trade your home with newly certified towels, rugs, blankets, bed sheets and more. You can rest assured that factory workers and cotton farmers work in safe conditions, earn better wages, and are empowered to make changes at the workplace and in their communities.
These hearty, Fair Trade Certified grains are not only good for you, but good for farmers and good for the environment. Learn more about these ancient food staples, and how you can ensure they’re grown sustainably for generations to come.
When you sweeten your cup of coffee with Fair Trade Certified sugar or honey, you sweeten the lives of struggling farmers. Through Fair Trade, they’re able to earn community development funds and invest in needed projects like schools and wells.
Each cup of delicious Fair Trade tea reflects centuries of expertise harvested to grow premium teas. Fair Trade helps tea farmers and workers earn community development funds and vote democratically on how to invest them.
Cheers to Fair Trade wine and spirits. These high quality products support farmers’ livelihoods in developing countries.