||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.
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
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 Divines
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
Intercambio - San Jose State University, California USA
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
||"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.
Trade Federation (FTF) is the trade association that
strengthens and promotes North American organizations fully committed
to Fair Trade.
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.
Towns provides the
opportunity to build community in your town, as well as connect
your community to those in the developing world.
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.
World Projects 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
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.
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
||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
||Moxie - Store in Taos, New Mexico with new,
unusual and unique original artwork, gifts, and fair trade items.
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,
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.
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 Fes designation as a UNESCO City of Folk Art,
the first U.S. city named to UNESCOs prestigious Creative
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
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.
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.
Fair Trade Organizations 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.