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Fair Trade Federation Member Spotlights:

What does it mean to practice 360° fair trade?


Fair Trade Lesson Plans

Fair Trade Campaigns has developed a series of lesson plans to help educators bring Fair Trade into their middle and high school classrooms.Each lesson includes several activities, which can be completed individually or as a full, sequential lesson. There are four distinct lessons, covering four subject areas in relation to Fair Trade:

  • Changing the Rules of the Global Economy: An Introduction to Fair Trade
  • Gender Equity and Fair Trade
  • Child Labor and Fair Trade
  • Environmental Sustainability and Fair Trade

The lessons come with an accompanying Educator’s Guide which includes background information for teachers and guidance on effective instructional strategies. These are differentiated lesson plans for grades 6-12, which are aligned with common core standards in English and Language Arts and applicable for a variety of subject areas. Teachers have used the lessons in subjects including English, Social Studies, Biology, Environmental Science, and Business.

Learn more and download the lessons here.


Fair Trade Guides

2017 Fair Trade Stores and Cafes Guide: This full color brochure lists all Fair Trade Federation retail stores and cafes throughout the US and Canada. To request print guides, please email us at




Canadian Fair Trade Handmade Guide: The FTF community includes dozens of Canadian businesses that do extraordinary work with artisans around the world. We were excited to partner with Canadian Fair Trade Network to create this guide and shine a spotlight on their incredible handmade products.