Welcome! The Fair Trade Community is a gathering place for fair trade shoppers, advocates, allies, and donors, united as changemakers creating a better world.
Where Changemakers Have an Impact
One billion dollars and counting — that’s one measure of the tremendous positive impact our consumer community has had on the lives of farmers, fishers, and workers globally. Every Fair Trade Certified purchase makes that number grow, and every new community member is one more voice for trade that benefits us all. If you make purposeful fair trade purchases, you’re part of a movement with an ambitious vision for positive change. We’re a movement that believes people should have the means to improve their own lives on their own terms, with the resources they earn for their families in the communities they love. As our fair trade movement grows through your participation, we make this vision come to life. Join us in working to improve lives and protect the planet!
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The Fair Trade Difference
The Fair Trade Certified products you buy are remarkably different than conventional products. That’s because products with our label were made according to rigorous standards that protect the livelihoods of people and the planet.
You not only get quality when you choose fair trade—you also become part of a solution that actively works to eliminate poverty; a model predicated on creating shared value with farmers, fishers, and workers.
Fair Trade Certified creates changes with two primary mechanisms:
Standards: Rigorous fair trade standards require safe working conditions, a more sustainable income, and better workforce engagement on important issues like hours, wellbeing, benefits, and other worker rights, increased worker satisfaction and engagement and safeguards against forced/child labor and poverty.
Community Development Funds: A portion of every purchase sends Community Development Funds directly to initiatives identified by workers and their communities as their most pressing needs.
Everyone is Welcome
We are so happy you found us—and we found you! The Fair Trade Community is comprised of a diverse group of people. Everyone is welcome to join our community. By fostering inclusivity on our path toward equity, we’re living the values we hope to see in the world.
Ways to Participate
Whether you’re new to the fair trade movement or have been part of our community for a while, there are so many ways to get involved and have an impact!
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Shop Fair Trade Products
Choose to purchase with purpose and look for the Fair Trade Certified label on products the next time you shop. Browse brands that carry fair trade products!
Understand Key Issues
Our holisitic approach to creating a more equitable world extends beyond fair trading relationships. Learn how fair trade impacts other key issues like education, the environment, and gender equality.
Donations support the fair trade movement and help producers access better wages, safe working conditions, and environmental protections. Thank you to all of our recent donors!
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Who We Are
Our team is passionate about making a difference. Learn about our mission, vision, values, and more!
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Our standards promote direct and meaningful impact within six of the United Nations SDG areas.
History of Fair Trade
Learn about how Fair Trade USA fits into the movement and has evolved through the years.