Celebrate Fair Trade Month with Goodies From Fair Trade USA

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October is Fair Trade Month! If you aren’t familiar with Fair Trade, watch this short video to learn more.



You can also watch this video for information on Fair Trade Month.

To help me spread the word about the importance of buying Fair Trade Certified products, Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, sent me a package of Fair Trade goodies to sample!

The package included treats from these brands:

  • Sweet Riot Chocolate Bar
  • Kopali Organics Chocolate Covered Bananas
  • Traditional Medicinals Tea & Mug
  • Near East Quinoa Blend
  • Honest Tea
  • Badger Lip Balm
  • Larabar
  • Cisse Trading Company Hot Cocoa
  • Coupon for Coconut Bliss products
  • Glory Bee Honey
  • Green Mountain Coffee

Everything is so great, and I have loved sampling each item. I love the Traditional Medicinals Mug. It even comes with a lid to better steep my tea! I normally awkwardly place a small plate over it, so I am excited to have the proper mug now.

About Fair Trade USA

A 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, Fair Trade USA is the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States. We enable you, the consumer, to make a difference with your dollar. We help people and the planet work in tandem so both are healthy and sustained. We provide farmers in developing nations the tools to thrive as international business people. Instead of creating dependency on aid, we use a market-based approach that gives farmers fair prices, workers safe conditions, and entire communities resources for fair, healthy and sustainable lives. We seek to inspire the rise of the Conscious Consumer and eliminate exploitation.

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  1. Jenna Burris says

    thanks for writing about this. its so easy to be ignorant about our purchases and this helped me see more items i can support fasir trade with. thanks

  2. Sheralle D. says

    Thanks for this enlightening article. I have never heard of this before but I completely support fair trade. As a US consumer, I will have to be more aware of issues like this and try my best to show my support and and purchase these products.

  3. jeanette sheets says

    being a us consumer i will now be more aware of my purchases ,i will support fair trade thanks for teaching me something ive never even knew existed

  4. Amanda Alvarado says

    I would love to buy more fair trade products but you can’t find many locally around here and I hate having to pay shipping! :-)

  5. Georgette says

    More people need to be educated about fair trade and what a difference it makes to the local economy. Again, most of the fair trade products I’ve been lucky enough to try have been among the finest quality ever. Great package, and I like the hop because more people will be educated on this.

  6. Kasee Johnson says

    I’m so glad that Fair Trade is going “mainstream” and more people today are aware of the products and choices available to them. Thank you for posting videos that help teach those of us looking for more information.

  7. Marysa says

    Thanks for sharing! Lots of great products, and great cause too. It’s nice to support a great cause with fantastic products.

  8. Margie Kairis says

    thanks for this article and the information. I try to buy products locally because then I am more certain they are fair trade but it is nice to know that there are companies out there that can be trusted to support fair trade and are accredited with a fair trade certified label

  9. Phoenix says

    I’m familiar with some of these great brands, but some I’d never heard of. Thanks for promoting companies with integrity that produce products I actually want to buy!

  10. Jennifer Mae Hiles says

    So nice to learn about Fair Trade. I had heard the term before but didn’t know what it was about. I’m always learning something new from blogs!

  11. stacy hancock says

    chocolate is something i think a lot about! prob because i love it so much, the idea that something i enjoy often can be part of such a big problem. thanks for spreading the word!

  12. Cindy Merrill says

    One item I’d like to see Fair Trade add to their list is Buckwheat & Buckwheat honey: Since this crop grows later on in the season, the flowers provide needed nectar for bees- buckwheat honey is rich, dark and full bodied. Buckwheat groats and buckwheat flour is very nutritious, as well. Most importantly, buckwheat serves as a great cover crop that prevents erosion of the soil.

  13. bitt says

    lots of great companies, i use a lot of them already like traditional medicinals and larabar and coconut bliss. i’ll check out the others for sure.

  14. librarypat says

    Our church has offered and used Fair Trade coffee and chocolate for several years now. In my years as a Peace Corps volunteer, I saw how little craftsmen and farmers benefit from their labors. They get little for their efforts and the middlemen make big profits. This is a much better system and deserves to be supported and expanded.

  15. Emily N. says

    Thanks for this information. I’m glad to see that I already use products from some of the companies who support Fair Trade.

  16. judi says

    I’ve heard of some of the brands listed in your package. Some of those products are excellent quality and happen to be favorites around here.

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