Learn more about Fair Trade, our Partners and Programs we work with and support through these useful links to other websites.

Art for the Heart: Upcycled Fashion - Fine, folk and fiber Arts in northern New Mexico. Art for the Heart Studio/Gallery - fostering health through creativity.
  CAPULIN provides the sweetest, least bitter and most stimulating 100% Arabica Tipica coffee available anywhere, at any price, provides more money per pound directly to local villagers than any other coffee company on the Planet and more than doubles the price paid to the campesino farmers for their Coffee Cherries by the washed coffee processors.

Co-op America is a not-for-profit membership organization founded in 1982. Our mission is to harness economic power-the strength of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace-to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society.

Choosing Divine as your chocolate treat is a delicious way of playing your part in a more equitable trading partnership. Divine is the only Fairtrade chocolate company which is 45% owned by the farmers. While Fairtrade ensures farmers receive a better deal for their cocoa and additional income to invest in their community, company ownership gives farmers a share of Divine’s profits and a stronger voice in the cocoa industry.


The artisan cooperative Eco-Alebrijes was formed in 2004. It now consists of 18 families from the community of Arrazola just out side of Oaxaca city in southern Mexico and near Monte Alban, a United Nations World Heritage archaeological site. The families number 117 people including children and adults. The cooperative is unique in that they use only sustainably harvested copal wood for their work. The alebrije figures are carved from green copal, then carefully dried in the sun, and eventually sanded, before being painted with acrylics.

SJSU-Ecoalebrijes Intercambio - San Jose State University, California USA

Equal Exchange's mission is to build long-term trade partnerships that are economically just and environmentally sound, to foster mutually beneficial relationships between farmers and consumers and to demonstrate, through our success, the contribution of worker co-operatives and Fair Trade to a more equitable, democratic and sustainable world.
"Fair for life" is a brand neutral third party certification program for social accountability and fair trade in agricultural, manufacturing and trading operations. The program complements existing fair trade certification systems.

The Fair Trade Federation (FTF) is the trade association that strengthens and promotes North American organizations fully committed to Fair Trade.
  Fair Trade International: We are 25 organizations working to secure a better deal for producers. From our headquarters in Bonn, Germany, we set international Fairtrade standards and support Fairtrade producers.

Fair Trade Towns provides the opportunity to build community in your town, as well as connect your community to those in the developing world.
Fair Trade empowers low-income artisans and farmers around the globe to better their lives. It is a movement that connects us to the people who grow our food and make our clothes, changing the way we think about the things we buy. If enough people engage in Fair Trade, it can change the world. To fuel this movement, we need a space for education and dialogue around the issues. That's where the Fair Trade Resource Network comes in. FTRN helps you to Learn Up about fair trade, Link Up to others in the movement, and Change the World by taking action.

The Fair World Project’s mission is to promote organic and fair trade practices and transparent third-party certification of producers, manufacturers and products, both here and abroad. Through consumer education and advocacy, FWP supports dedicated fair trade producers and brands, and insists on integrity in use of the term “fair trade” in certification, labeling and marketing.
  Global Exchange is an advocacy group and non-governmental organization (NGO), based in San Francisco, California, United States. The group's mission is to promote human rights and social, economic, and environmental justice around the world. Global Exchange sells fair trade socially conscious, sweatshop-free, environmentally sustainable crafts & products at its stores.

Green America is dedicated to harnessing the economic power of consumers, investors and businesses to promote social justice and environmental sustainability.

Higher Grounds Trading Company mission is to provide you with premium, gourmet handcrafted organic coffees while supporting our coffee-producing partners who are leaders in sustainable development and environmental preservation.

Maya Traditions is dedicated to facilitating access to national and international markets for 180 Maya backstrap weaver artisans and their families in the highlands of Guatemala. Following a Fair Trade Model we continually seek to build capacity in regard to accessing formal education, health care and development of entrepreneurial skills, in a manner that is culturally appropriate and that motivates indigenous women to strengthen their entrepreneurial ecosystems.

Moxie - Store in Taos, New Mexico with new, unusual and unique original artwork, gifts, and fair trade items.
One World Projects strives to reduce poverty, restore balance in nature, and promote peace by giving artisans around the world a chance to earn fair wages and improve their lives and communities. One World Projects imports and distributes fair trade household goods, jewelry, fashion accessories, gifts, toys and more handmade by more than 80 artisan groups in over 20 countries throughout Latin America, Africa, and Asia.

Peace Coffee's mission is to make exceptional-tasting, organic fair-trade coffee that sustains the livelihoods of the people who grow, roast, and sell it; preserves and protects the environment that produces it; and delights the taste buds of those who drink it.
Peacecraft's mission is to assist the poor and disadvantaged through the promotion of fair trade, focusing primarily on the countries of the "Developing World"; to encourage cooperative efforts among the poor to improve their living conditions, and insure that production or working conditions are safe; and to provide education about the root causes of poverty and injustice, and to demonstrate alternatives for trade that promote an equitable and just economic exchange between all people.
The Santa Fe International Folk Art Market is a results-oriented entrepreneurial 501(c)3 organization that provides a venue for master traditional artists to display, demonstrate and sell their work. By providing opportunities for folk artists to succeed in the global marketplace, the Market creates economic empowerment and improves the quality of life in communities where folk artists live. It is now the largest international folk art market in the world, and its success led to Santa Fe’s designation as a UNESCO City of Folk Art, the first U.S. city named to UNESCO’s prestigious Creative Cities Network.

Taos Fair Trade: During Fair Trade Month in October 2011, the Taos Town Council reaffirmed its commitment to being the only Fair Trade Town in New Mexico. Check out the listings of Taos, New Mexico Fair Trade Businesses and Organizations.
The mission of the Westwood Youth Group is to provide a top quality platform for youth to grow, learn and experience the joys of life. To create a safe, positive, and empowering environment to give each child a bright future to look forward to.This link, Guide to Buying Fair Trade, was called to our attention by Bella at the Westwood Youth Group. It contains lots of great info on fair trade and links to many other sources. Thanks Bella!
Witness for Peace is a politically independent, grassroots organization. We are people committed to nonviolence and led by faith and conscience. Our mission is to support peace, justice and sustainable economies in the Americas by changing US policies and corporate practices which contribute to poverty and oppression in Latin America and the Caribbean. We stand with people who seek justice.

World Fair Trade Organization’s mission is to enable producers to improve their livelihoods and communities through Fair Trade. WFTO will be the global network and advocate for Fair Trade, ensuring producer voices are heard. The interests of producers, especially small farmers and artisans, should be the main focus in all the policies, governance, structures and decision making within the WFTO.
YURATA: A cooperative of Huichol art. The LaYurata community is a small group of about 45 Huicholes who live together on approximately 5 acres of land 7 miles outside the city of Tepic, in the state of Nayarit, Mexico. Like many Huicholes, we have been displaced by contemporary society from our ancestral homeland. Yurata means 'that which is growing little by little'. It has that name because we have been on this land we purchased barely two years. Traditional Huicholes use art for much more than decoration or economic gain. The art is an essential part of their identity and way of life. The practice of art is passed down from generation to generation and considered a gift offered by various gods. Through the making of art, the Huichole artist seeks to accomplish the spiritual goal of self-completion.

Fair Trade Certifiers & Membership Organizations