Fair Trade Facts: What can you do?

Links to fair trade organizations

There are several fair trade organizations in the United States. Their Web sites contain more information about the fair trade movement.

Fair Trade Federation

Fair Trade Federation links fair trade wholesalers, retailers and producers. The organization’s Web site contains information on fair trade and provides resources and networking opportunities for those interested in becoming involved in the movement.

Fair Trade Resource Network

The Fair Trade Resource Network works to educate consumers about the fair trade movement and to promote member businesses. In 2001, the network became an independent nonprofit organization focusing on consumer education. The Web site contains information about student campaigns for fair trade and offers tips for supporting fair trade.

Global Exchange

Global Exchange is an international human rights organization that promotes social, economic and environmental justice. Since 1988, the organization has worked to educate the public about human rights issues. The organization’s Web site contains information about fair trade by region, a fair trade store, reality tours of countries participating in the fair trade movement and ways to get involved.

TransFair USA

TransFair USA is a member of the Fair Trade Labeling Organization International and is the only certifier of fair trade products in the United States. The organization’s Web site contains information about the fair trade movement, ways to support fair trade and an online fair trade store.

United Students for Fair Trade

United Students for Fair Trade is a network of student organizations throughout the nation that advocate for fair trade products, policies and principles. The group’s goal is to raise awareness and expand the demand for fair trade alternatives, specifically on college campuses. The organization’s Web site discusses ways to bring fair trade to your campus.

© 2006 by Mesa Johnson
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