All About Fair Trade

Fair Trade is way of doing business that helps small-scale, family farmers and their communities thrive. Fair Trade brings farmers closer to consumers and delivers more dollars back to farm communities.

Fair Trade includes:

  • Direct purchasing from small farmers and their co-operatives.
  • Negotiated prices that provide for a dignified livelihood.
  • A promise by importers to make affordable credit available to the farmer co-operatives.
  • A worldwide network of non-profit certifying organizations.
  • A fee paid by the importers and wholesalers to cover the cost of certification.
  • A seal that assures consumers that a product was fairly traded.

Look for Fair Trade seals on many of our products, both imported and domestic.

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