Does my Purchase Matter?

The Fair Trade Certified label helps you make choices, with the confidence that your product is socially and environmentally sustainable. While best known for coffee, Fair Trade Certified has grown to encompass many products, from tea to chocolate to body care to wine. Choose Fair Trade products to vote with your dollars and make Every Purchase Matter.

We work in partnership with the poor, disadvantaged and marginalized in developing countries, whatever their creed, and with all those who share our mission of using trade as a means of fighting poverty. We fight poverty by engaging directly in trade, by influencing others who practice and govern trade, and by developing the skills and markets of poor producers. We recognize that poverty has spiritual as well as material dimensions so we raise awareness of poverty issues among UK consumers and encourage them to exercise moral choices when spending their money. We support the development of people to achieve their God-given potential and we promote relationships between rich and poor people that enable the poor to earn from their skills and for the rich to learn from the poor. We promote responsible stewardship of the created environment, giving people access to resources, a share in decisions about them, and responsibility for their use. We seek fairness for producers, customers, employees, shareholders and other stakeholders, and we report on our activities openly and honestly in our financial and social accounts.

Click below .....'Every Purchase Matters', Fair Trade USA (1.14min).