Fair Trade Month!

by: Heather on 09/27/2007
Posted in: Activism

October is Fair Trade Month! Fair Trade is a growing international movement dedicated to ensuring that more of every dollar spent on fair trade certified products such as coffee, cocoa, bananas and tea goes directly to farmers and farm workers. As well as fair labor conditions, Fair Trade also promotes environmental sustainability and community development.

Fair trade month is a great opportunity to raise awareness in your community about the opportunity to use your shopping dollar to make a difference. Use guides such as The Better World Shopping Guide by Ellis Jones to determine what consumer choices are the most environmentally and socially responsible. Learn more about the Fair Trade movement and Transfair's independent, third-party certification program here, and check out how people are celebrating Fair Trade month here, including an opportunity to win a trip to Peru.

Fair Trade logo Image: Transfair USA

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