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In the World - Fair Trade

While we experience hope in the many efforts toward greater collaboration and peace-making in the human community, we see also that expanding globalization is widening the gap between rich and poor.
– SSND Call to Transformation, 2002

Human Trafficking

In today's world economy, where profits rule and small-scale producers are left out of the bargaining process, farmers, craft producers, and other workers are often left without resources or hope for their future.

Fair Trade helps exploited producers escape from this cycle and gives them a way to maintain their traditional lifestyles
with dignity.

Fair Trade encompasses a range of goods, from agricultural products from the global South like coffee, chocolate, tea, and bananas, to handcrafts like clothing, household items, and decorative arts.

What You Can Do?

Continue to learn more about the global economy and plight of many farmers in the US and in other countries.

The "Fair Trade Certified" label or the Fair Trade Federation logo on a product can identify Fair Trade products.

The Principles of Fair Trade

Why Fair Trade is Important

Click here for our Fair Trade Times Newsletter

Additional information on Fair Trade

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