Ethical brands worth celebrating this Father’s Day

23 May 2022   |   Julia Barnes, Marketing Assistant
Elian Vargas Arias, small-scale sugar cane producer affiliated to the San Ramon Sugar Co-operative, cuts sugar cane from his family-owned fields. COOPECAÑERA, San Ramón, Alajuela, Costa Rica. August 21, 2012.

Whether they’re arriving at the airport three hours early, falling asleep in front of the TV at 8pm, or reminding us that it’s time for an oil change, there’s no doubt that our dads are major figures in our lives. This Father’s Day, we’re celebrating the Fairtrade way by highlighting our favorite family-owned Fairtrade brands and products.

These are our favorite family-owned Fairtrade brands and products:

  • 1

    Gallant International

    Gallant International, a supplier of Fairtrade and 100% organic cotton products, was founded by Vikrant Giri in 2009. Giri now runs the company with his daughter, Vizan Giri. Their products include tote bags, muslin bags, zipper pouches, backpacks, and reusable produce bags. What sets us apart from others is our commitment to sustainability and giving back,” said Giri in an interview with Voyage LA. “We strive to make an impact in the lives of others, whether that be our customers, our workers, our farmers or those who enjoy our safe, environmentally friendly products.”

    Learn more about Gallant
  • 2

    Thanksgiving Coffee

    Thanksgiving Coffee was founded by Paul Katzeff and his wife, Joan, in 1972. According to Paul, the goal of their business was not to save the world, but rather, provide the Northern California coast with the best coffee possible. “At the time that meant bringing a spirit of craftsmanship to a stale-coffee-in-a-can-industry,” said Paul. A trip to Nicaragua, where Paul witnessed the poor living conditions of the coffee farmers firsthand, radically changed his view of coffee and how it should be produced and traded. This trip ignited Thanksgiving Coffee’s mission to become a force for good.

    Since then, Thanksgiving Coffee has been dedicated to that mission with their ethical product sourcing. Their products are Fairtrade, certified Organic, B Corp Certified, and Smithsonian “Bird-Friendly” Coffee (a product certification developed by the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center).

    Shop our favorite Thanksgiving Coffee products
  • 3

    Dukkan Foods

    Dukkan Foods is centered around the idea that flavors can remind you of places and people you love. Their products aim to bring the nostalgic corner store spirit to every corner of the world with authentic and thoughtfully made products that celebrate its Middle Eastern roots. In the fall of 2021, Dukkan launched the first-ever tahini made with Fairtrade certified sesame seeds in the US. The tahini is also fully organic, and the sesame seeds are sourced from the south of Egypt and Sudan.

    Buy Dukkan Foods' Fairtrade tahini

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