Buy Fair Trade

Poverty
Inspiration
Fair Trade is an alternative to conventional trade, which often leaves producers with a very small share of the profit from their products. Fair Trade ensures that producers receive fair prices and good working conditions.
What
Wherever there's a choice, I buy Fair Trade products. Coffee, tea, and chocolate are some of the most popular but there are many others available.
How
Look for the Fair Trade mark on products you buy. To find a Fair Trade organization in your country and a list of stores in your community that sell Fair Trade products, go to http://www.fairtrade.net/fairtrade_near_you.html.

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I live in the USA. How do I know whats a fair trade item? I've never seen any labels.

Reply | 7 Nov 2009 by Jacob

Hey Jacob, if you go to http://www.transfairusa.org/ you can see a picture of the fair trade certified mark so you can look for it on products. Also, if you click on the heading "buy", you can search for stores in your area that sell fair trade products. Hope that helps!

Reply | 13 Nov 2009 by Alana

Buying fair trade is like voting with your wallet. Alright, one buyer doesn't make a big difference. That's where our motto counts the most: "We're all in this together!". If we stick together, we could change the global economy and fight injustice without leaving our hometown...

Reply | 18 Nov 2009 by Simon

I work with a company called 963 missions and we have our own brand of coffee called 963 coffee. Our coffee is 100% organic and 100% fair trade. We use our coffee brand as a missions out reach to these coffee farmers. Not only do we offer coffee to buy but we also host missions trips to the various farms that we work with so that people have a chance to get in there one on one with these coffee farmers and help. To read more about what we do and to even buy our product you can check us out at www.963coffee.com or if you have anymore questions you can email me at amber@highpointtravel.com

Reply | 18 Nov 2009 by Amber

You can even buy community traded products for skin including soaps, creams and makeup etc. Fair trade can truly help communities start to break free from poverty and our small change to fair traded goods can do so much for them!

Reply | 19 Nov 2009 by Bethany

Don't be discouraged if nothing comes up in your zip code. No stores were found when I put in my zip code but I know for a fact that my local big chain grocer has fair trade items in the coffee and tea sections. :-)

Reply | 24 Nov 2009 by Angela

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