Spotlight

Twitter Chat | A Holiday Bazaar Chat with Tips on Shopping Ethically

December 12, 2-3pm ET Join us for a #FairTradeChat with Fairtrade America & Ten Thousand Villages! Our holiday bazaar chat will have special tips on shopping ethically this holiday season. We’ll have retailers and partners gathered around sharing ideas on how to make our holidays more fair. The #FairTradeChat is free and anyone can join from anywhere! All you have to do […]

Cultivating Resilient Supply Networks: Partnering With Small-Scale Farmers

With climate change expected to bring more severe and more frequent, extreme weather events, how can we make our supply networks more resilient? Hurricanes like Irma have washed away agricultural land in Cuba and Puerto Rico, devastating small-scale producers. “Climate change is already affecting American companies’ overseas operations and supply chains, and as these impacts […]

Webinar | Creating Resilient Supply Networks: Partnering With Small-Scale Farmers

December 7, 1-2pm EST Climate change is already affecting companies’ supply chains overseas, and these impacts are only expected to worsen. In order to cultivate supply networks that are resilient in a changing climate, we need to stand with small farmers and support the regenerative organic agriculture practices that boost climate resilience on the farm. What […]

#FairistheNewBlack

This holiday season we are all more conscious of the values of the companies we support.  Shopping fair trade is just one way that we can live – and give – with purpose. Fair Trade Federation companies are U.S. and Canadian businesses that make a commitment to respecting the environment, supporting small scale artisans and […]

The Difference: Verification & Certification

Fair trade verification and certification are often mistakenly used interchangeably in North America. Although they both use the words “fair trade,” these approaches differ. We hope this information is helpful in understanding the diverse practices in the fair trade movement. Certification Fair trade certification is offered by organizations such as Fair for Life and Fairtrade International.Certifiers perform in-person […]

Fair Trade Month Giveaway

Tell us about your favorite fair trade item during #FairTradeMonth, and you will be entered to win a free fair trade product! Join us in celebrating Fair Trade Month for a chance to win one of eighteen prizes donated by #FTFverified businesses. Please see below for prize details, how to enter, and official sweepstakes rules. How to Enter: Tell us about your favorite product from […]

Support Disaster Relief Efforts Worldwide

We are profoundly saddened to see the devastation caused by recent hurricanes, earthquakes, flooding, and famine in East Africa, Mexico, the Caribbean, the U.S., and South Asia. The fair trade community is mobilizing to support our partners in the affected regions. Your help is needed. The following is a list of Fair Trade Federation members, […]

August Fair Trade Spotlight

Zee Bee Market is a fair trade retailer dedicated to socially and environmentally conscious products and practices.

July Fair Trade Spotlight

Cheppu from Himalaya works with artisans in Nepal to offer free-spirited fashions and gifts from Roof of the World, the Himalayas. It was founded in 1985 by owner Christine Kolisch. The organization has been a member of the Fair Trade Federation since 2004. Through their holistic dedication to fair trade, Cheppu from Himalaya has and continues […]

A Look Back: 2017 Conference & Expo

The Fair Trade Federation’s 360° Fair Trade Conference and Expo is the largest fair trade conference in the United States.