Fair Trade USA

Jason Lemieux November 6, 2013

Fair Trade USA, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States.  Fair Trade USA enables sustainable development and community empowerment by cultivating a more equitable global trade model that benefits farmers, workers, consumers, industry and the earth. They audit transactions between US companies offering Fair Trade Certified™ products and the international suppliers from whom they source, in order to guarantee that the farmers and farm workers behind Fair Trade Certified goods were paid a fair, above-market price. In addition, annual inspections are conducted  on the farms to ensure that strict socioeconomic development criteria are being met using increased Fair Trade revenues.

For a list of Fair Trade Certified products, click here.

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Jason Lemieux, El Jeffé

Designer, programmer, and strategist for non-profit and progressive organizations. Making change on the web for over 10 years.

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