Improving Lives,
Protecting the
Planet.

Fair Trade USA™ is building an innovative model of responsible business, conscious consumerism, and shared value to eliminate poverty and enable sustainable development for farmers, workers, their families, and communities around the world.


 

Thousands of Products Improving Millions of Lives

Fair Trade Certified™ is an award-winning, rigorous, and globally recognized sustainable sourcing model that improves livelihoods, protects the environment, and builds resilient, transparent supply chains.

Why Fair Trade

The Impact of Fair Trade Certification

When you see our Fair Trade Certified label on a product, you can trust that it was made according to rigorous standards that protect the livelihoods of farmer, fisher, and other producer communities and the environment.
  • Farmers, workers and fishers are not guaranteed a minimum price or receive adequate compensation for their production; they are often not made aware of their rights or aren’t proactively encouraged to provide feedback on improvements or needs.
  • Less visibility into supply chains and lack of standards can result in exploitation of workers and the environment
  • No extra income provided for community investments
  • Guaranteed minimum price that acts as a safety net for coffee farmers and producers when the market prices are low
  • Rigorous Fair Trade Certified standards ensure safe and healthy working conditions, the elimination of forced/child labor, fair and consistent compensation, and environmental protections and product traceability
  • Producer communities receive additional compensation through Community Development Funds

Without Fair Trade
Certification
With Fair Trade
Certification

What We Certify

Fair trade products are constantly expanding into new categories and retail locations, making it easier than ever to shop your values! Use your purchasing power for good by choosing from the thousands of items that feature the Fair Trade Certified label.
Beverages

Apparel

Flowers

Food

Health & Beauty

Home Goods

Other

Who We Partner With

We work with more than 1,400 trailblazing partners that have transformed their business with Fair Trade Certified. As a leading third-party certifier of fair trade products, our model is based on rigorously-maintained standards that set the global benchmark for sustainable sourcing.

Brands

Retailers

Producers

Success Stories

Resources & Articles

Learn about Certification

By partnering with us, you’ll be joining a diverse network of producers, companies, shoppers, and advocates who are committed to building a more equitable model of trade.

What We Certify

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