What Fair Trade Actually Means—and 4 Products You Can Feel Good About Buying

What Fair Trade Actually Means—and 4 Products You Can Feel Good About Buying

By Locke Hughes

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 9:00am

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What do Patagonia, Keurig, and Costco have in common? At first glance, not a lot. One brand makes activewear, one sells coffee, and another sells… well, just about everything in between.

But they have one important similarity you may not know about: They all sell fair trade products ranging from tea and coffee to apparel, body care, and home goods.

And that phrase signifies a lot more than you may realize. It means those items are produced according to rigorous social, environmental, and economic standards, so you, the consumer, can make a difference in the lives of workers all over the world with every product you purchase.

How can a simple jacket, cup of coffee, or bottle of lotion make that much of an impact? Keep reading to find out.

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