06 May '11, 6pm

US Fair Trade Certified Product Sales Surge

Fair Trade certified products sold in the US increased dramatically in 2010, according to Fair Trade USA's 2010 Almanac. Over 9,500 Fair Trade CertifiedTM consumer products are sold by 700 industry partners at 60,000 retail locations in the US. Fair Trade USA is the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the US. What is Fair Trade? It's a market-based approach that brings equity to our economy by helping small producers in developing countries sell directly to developed countries. We often hear of how little small producers earn when they grow coffee and the full range of goods that multinationals sell. Under Fair Trade, producers get a higher, fair price once they are certified to meet social and environmental standards of practice. In 2010, record volumes of Fair Trade Certified products were sold, there was a dramatic increase in organic Fair Trade prod...

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