The #1 way to get involved in Fairtrade is to buy certified products. In doing this, you are creating demand for goods that were purchased on fair trade terms and telling companies that sustainable and ethical sourcing is important to you.
Though we are a nonprofit, we don’t run traditional fundraising campaigns. If you appreciate the work that we do, show us by choosing Fairtrade alternatives to the goods that you use every day. Make it part of your daily life just like you would by bringing reusable bags to the grocery store or asking for a beverage without a straw.
Tell Nestle: Support small-scale farmers, stick with Fairtrade!
Chocolate is such a beloved and ubiquitous delight that people often forget it is a tropical treat only grown in certain regions of the world. Cocoa farmers in West Africa—where two-thirds of the world’s supply is sourced—have long struggled with extreme poverty and child labor abuses.
By discontinuing Fairtrade certification of KitKat in the UK, Nestle is the latest Big Chocolate company to walk away from these strict yet effective standards, replacing it with internal oversight and a certifier that will not commit to a sustainable, guaranteed price for farmers. Fairtrade cocoa and sugar farmers who supplied ingredients for Nestle’s KitKat will lose $3 million from the Fairtrade Minimum Price and Fairtrade Premium in the first two years after parting ways.
Promote Fairtrade in your community
Whether you are a school teacher, a college student or a mindful shopper, we have the tools to support you in sharing Fairtrade with your community.
Fairtrade is based on the simple idea that the products we buy and sell are connected to the livelihoods of others. Our dollars act as a choice to support responsible companies, empower farmers and workers, and protect the environment.Amanda Paa, @heartbeetkitchen
Share your Fairtrade wish list. The list of things that can be fair trade is LONG. For this movement to be successful, we need to make sure that there is demand for the products we certify. We want to hear from you. Drop us a line about what products you wish were Fairtrade Certified. Contact us.
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