Fair Trade USA Goes Digital with the Fair Trade Finder App

Courtney Lang October 3, 2011

Supporting farmers and workers around the world just got a whole lot easier!

The Fair Trade Finder

Good news: There are now more than 10,000 Fair Trade Certified products available in the United States, and finding those products in stores near you just got a whole lot easier!  The Fair Trade Finder is an application for Facebook, iPhone and Android that helps you find stores that sell Fair Trade based on your location.

This easy-to-use app helps you make every purchase matter by:

  • Searching for Fair Trade Certified products that are sold in stores near you
  • Promoting your favorite Fair Trade Certified products by tagging, photographing and uploading them to the app
  • Sharing your Fair Trade finds with your friends on Facebook and Twitter



Crowd-Sourced Database of Fair Trade Products

The Fair Trade Finder is a crowd-sourced database of Fair Trade Certified products.  That means we need you (the crowd) to help add products to the map.  Here’s how to do it in three easy steps.

1. Download the free mobile app for iPhone or Android or use it on Facebook.

2. Click on the “Add a Product” button and complete the form with information about the product and where you bought it.

3. Add a photo of the product (if you have one).  You product will show up on the map after it has been approved.

Fair Trade Goes Digital

The Fair Trade Finder was designed to help increase awareness and purchases of Fair Trade Certified products so that we can make an even bigger difference in the lives of farmers and workers around the world.  Every time you add a product to the Fair Trade Finder, you are helping to support the growth of the Fair Trade movement. During Fair Trade Month, you can do your part by finding and purchasing Fair Trade and then promoting these purchases on your social networks.

We thank you in advance for spreading the word!

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Courtney Lang, National Organizer | Fair Trade Campaigns

Courtney Lang brings over 5 years of community organizing to Fair Trade Towns USA, building both the Local Food and Fair Trade networks in Vermont. As Local Food Coordinator with City Market/Onion River Cooperative, Courtney worked with local producers, institutions and consumers to grow the local food system and organize a strategic model for community engagement through farm tours, workshops, and local food challenges. Like many in the Fair Trade industry, Courtney was inspired to take action in Fair Trade when she witnessed child-labor first hand in Costa Rica. As a founding member of Fair Trade Burlington, she has worked with economic development organizations, businesses, and consumers to build awareness of Fair Trade among Vermonters. She also worked with a Fair Trade USA licensee, Vermont Coffee Company, as Friend Ambassador where she united the story of Fair Trade to every purchase of coffee.