Fair Trade Month

Fair Trade Month

October is the 8th annual Fair Trade Month in the United States.  Throughout the month, conscious consumers and ethically-minded brands will unite to celebrate and promote Fair Trade. A variety of education events, in-store sampling programs and online initiatives have been planned to help increase awareness and sales of Fair Trade Certified products, ultimately leading to greater impact for farmers and workers in developing countries.

The theme for Fair Trade Month 2011 is Every Purchase Matters

So how will you celebrate Fair Trade Month?

Content from this campaign

Fair Trade Movement Encourages Young Environmentalists
Educating the next generation about environmental conservation is crucial for our planet's future. On top of following Fair Trade's eco-friendly farming techniques, Fair Trade communities worldwide are also providing hands-on environmental education to their youngsters. Check out these Fair Trade cooperatives in Costa Rica who are doing just that:   ...
Oct 17, 2011 3:00 PM ET
How to Incorporate Fair Trade Products at Home
In celebration of Fair Trade Month we have created a two-part video series to help you Make Every Purchase Matter! Each video demonstrates how easy it is to incorporate Fair Trade into your daily life. Part 2: How to Incorporate Fair Trade Products at Home With 10,000 Fair Trade Certified™ products on the market, it’s simple to find the right one to suit your...
Oct 11, 2011 7:00 PM ET
Chocolate That Feels As Good As It Tastes
When you buy chocolate made with Fair Trade Certified™ cocoa you are helping build schools and dig wells for safe drinking water. Cocoa farmers worldwide confront serious obstacles to providing for their families. Just like the 600 farmers who started Kavokiva, a Fair Trade cooperative in...
Oct 10, 2011 5:00 PM ET
Ben & Jerry’s Takes Fair Trade on Tour
Fair Trade Universities has joined forces with the Campus Consciousness Tour, Ben and Jerry’s, and Janelle Monáe to spread the word about Fair Trade.  From October 1...
Oct 10, 2011 3:15 PM ET
Make Every Purchase Matter: How to Request Fair Trade Certified Coffee or Tea
In celebration of Fair Trade Month we have created a two-part video series to help you Make Every Purchase Matter! Each video demonstrates how easy it is to incorporate Fair Trade into your daily life.  
Oct 7, 2011 10:00 AM ET

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