20 Years in the Making...
Since 1998, producers have earned more than $500 million through sales of Fair Trade Certified™ products. We’ve helped make working conditions safer, healthcare and education more accessible, and brighter futures attainable for generations of families. It’s what we call the Fair Trade Difference, and none of it could have happened without you. We’re celebrating 20 years this October by doing what we love most—connecting people through products. Since introducing the Fair Trade Certified seal to the United States 20 years ago, to now having grown to include more than 1,250 businesses, we’ve come a long way making it easier than ever to connect with products that align with your values.
Real Products, Real Stories
The Fair Trade Difference is a celebration of the impact we’ve created together since 1998. It’s a reminder that all those times you thought you were just reaching for a cup of coffee, or any other Fair Trade product, you were actually reaching out and touching the lives of farmers, workers, and fishermen across the world. Whenever you buy a product with the Fair Trade Certified seal, you help drive additional funds back to the people who worked hard to make that product according to rigorous Fair Trade standards that protect people and planet. Behind every Fair Trade Certified product is a face and a story.
20th Anniversary Giveaway
This giveaway has ended and the winner has been notified. ONE winner received the grand prize with a $4,000 bedroom makeover by west elm and a $4,000 pantry restock by Kroger.
Fair Trade Bedroom by west elm
In 2014, west elm became the first-ever home retailer to offer Fair Trade Certified products. Today, their Fair Trade program impacts 11,000+ workers, who spend their Community Development Funds on local needs like transportation and health care. west elm’s Fair Trade Certified assortment includes bedding, rugs and even furniture—all the makings for a space that looks good and does good.
Pantry Restock by Kroger
In recent years, Kroger has partnered with Fair Trade USA to offer more socially- and environmentally-conscious products, including coffee, cocoa, coconut, tea, sugar, and agave nectar. In total, Kroger carries nearly 300 Fair Trade Certified products representing 60 brands. This year, they are expanding their in-house Simple Truth brand to offer at least 10 more Fair Trade Certified products.