Posted: Wed. Nov 23, 2016


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 farmers, and celebrating cultural diversity.  If you share these values, consider making fair trade your new holiday tradition.

To get started, look for gifts for your loved ones in the Fair Trade Federation’s annual Fair Trade Gift Guide.

It’s Black Friday, so we’re highlighting a few pieces that prove our claim – Fair is the New Black!  You can find product details – as well as more gifts that give back – in the Fair Trade Gift Guide.




Find unique handmade jewelry for someone special in your life.






Pair a fair trade purse or wallet with your holiday outfit, and make a statement.






People are asking #WhoMakesMyClothes? Buy fair trade clothing and accessories that are transparent about their supply chains.





Show off your style with home goods from across the world.






Deciding what to bring to the next holiday party? Fair trade food and drink items are great hostess gifts!





Incorporate fair trade into your holiday traditions by decorating with pieces that also give back.





Running out of stocking stuffer ideas? Find fun fair trade gifts for both kids and adults.



If you like to do your shopping in person, you can avoid the Black Friday madness and support local fair trade businesses by visiting a store or cafe near you: Find a Store or Cafe.







Rachel L. Spence (rs@fairtradefederation.org) is the Fair Trade Federation’s Engagement Manager, responsible for communications, public engagement, and advocacy for fair trade principles and practices.


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