"With the help of the Fair Trade premium, we have paid medical bills, planted trees, and even constructed roads." Jiang Fengzu, China
Your everyday purchases can help families in 70 countries earn fair wages, work in safe conditions, protect the environment and keep their kids in school. Buying Fair Trade is an easy way to support the hard-working people who grow and sew the products that we love. You’ll find the Fair Trade Certified™ label on thousands of products throughout the store, from coffee, tea and chocolate to bananas, honey and apparel.Learn More
Workers receive fair wages, safe working conditions, access to education and healthcare. They also earn community developments funds that allow them to invest in their futures.Learn More
Farmers receive training and feedback to help grow products that meet the quality requirements of the global marketplace. This increases their incomes and improves their communities.Learn More
Farmers receive higher prices for organic crops and learn about sustainable farming practices. Harmful agrochemicals and GMOs are strictly prohibited.Learn More
"I love this plant. We owe our lives to it."
Juan and his neighbors used to sell their cocoa to local intermediaries at extremely low prices, barely covering the cost of production. Fair Trade has changed this harsh reality, providing them with the additional income and stable market connections needed to make a living on their land and produce the best cocoa possible. Now Juan is the proud leader of his cooperative, striving to make life better for generations to come.
"The additional income from Fair Trade is vital to our success."
Today, women coffee producers make up 30 percent of the world’s 25 million coffee growers. And yet they often have no rights, make little or no income, experience domestic and workplace abuse, and are forced further into poverty. Isabel saw the power of Fair Trade to uplift women in coffee-growing communities, and then she took it one step further by establishing the Café Femenino program to give women a greater role in coffee production--most notably, a plot of land to call their own.
"I work for my son. He is everything to me. I am very grateful for Fair Trade because it has allowed me to pay for his transportation, books and tuition. I know that this will help him get ahead in life.”
Carmen Pucuji, a single mother, has spent the past 11 years working at the Agrogana flower farm in Cayambe, Ecuador. She picks each rose with care, knowing that because of Fair Trade, these flowers symbolize more than love. Each stem gives her hope that her 14-year-old son Kevin will continue his education and look forward to a brighter future.
“We live a healthy lifestyle here, surrounded by beautiful green leaves. I hope that those who drink our tea can feel its value and continue to support our work and the environment."
Sumoti Gorh, age 29, takes great pride in her work, knowing the important health benefits that her organic tea will bring to people around the world. Sumoti explains that the financial benefits provided by Fair Trade have given her a greater sense of ownership and satisfaction for hundreds of tea leaves that she plucks every day.
Six-year-old Esmeralda just finished first grade at Benito Jaurez Elementary School. She is learning how to read and write while her parents work on a Divemex farm harvesting Fair Trade Certified bell peppers. Originally migrant workers from Guerrero, Esmeralda’s parents are now permanent residents at the farm’s residential complex, giving their daughter the stability she needs to succeed in school. If she gets good grades, she’ll be eligible for scholarships funded by the Fair Trade premium.
Fair Trade guarantees farmers set minimum prices for their coffee...Learn More
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Fair Trade Certified™ fruits and vegetables bring together the best of both worlds. They create healthy, happy farming communities and ecosystems, and deliver the healthiest, most flavorful produce to consumers.Learn More
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Each cup of delicious Fair Trade tea reflects centuries of expertise harvested to grow premium teas. Fair Trade helps tea farmers and workers gain access to capital, set fair prices for their products, and make democratic decisions about how to best improve their business, their community and their tea.Learn More
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The foundation of a healthy diet, Fair Trade beans & grains build a solid foundation for farmers and their families. Fair Trade Certification assures that small farmers earn livable incomes and requires that soy, beans and legumes be grown sustainably. By buying Fair Trade beans & grains you support your health and do good for farmers.Learn More
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"Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world." Howard Zinn