Fair Trade Certification

Working with Fair Trade USA® makes you a partner in empowering individuals, building strong communities, and taking steps to protect the planet. Become part of a movement that’s getting attention from millions of people worldwide. 

Resources

Partner Directory

Find suppliers of Fair Trade Certified™ goods.

Fair trade standards

Explore the standards for businesses that work with fair trade.

Partner Portal

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Who can benefit from fair trade certification?

Fair trade isn’t just a way to do good—it’s a way to transform your business and meet your sustainability goals. Hear from CEOs of Whole Foods Market, Athleta, Honest, Equator Coffees & Teas, and Guittard Chocolate Company how fair trade certification transforms the way they do business.

Producer certification

Producers are the heart and soul of the fair trade movement. Rigorous standards are the way we fulfill our mission and create trading partnerships founded on transparency, fairness, and economic empowerment. Learn more about how fair trade can deliver long-term benefits to farms, factories, and fisheries, and the people who represent them.

The Trade Standard

Buyers and sellers of Fair Trade Certified goods are held to the Trade Standard, which drives responsible sourcing and creates shared value throughout entire supply chains. Review the Trade Standard to understand how certification works for brands and traders.

Testimonials

"Kroger's partnership with Fair Trade USA supports our Zero Hunger | Zero Waste vision and allows us to Live Our Purpose: to Feed the Human Spirit."

Gil Phipps, Vice President of Our Brands

“Ethical sourcing, whether it's sustainability or social responsibility, is paramount to how we live our values here, and fair trade is fully aligned with that. People want to be associated with brands that care about this.”

Nancy Green, former CEO of Athleta

“We try to make sure that we have a positive impact in communities where we are sourcing our products, while simultaneously bringing our members a great product. Fair trade has helped us do that.”

Jenna Engleman, Senior Director of Thrive Market Brands

Begin your partnership with Fair Trade USA today.