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Fair Trade is a market-based approach to fighting poverty. That means that it only works when you actually buy the stuff. So make sure you’re holding up your end of the bargain during October!
Can you make a commitment to purchase at least one Fair Trade Certified product every time you shop? In addition to try new products, you are voting with your dollars by showing your favorite store that you support Fair Trade. You are also supporting the hard working farmers who produced the product.
Another approach is to make one swap in your everyday routine – like trading in your daily cup of coffee or banana for the Fair Trade Certified version.
BECOME A FAN OF FAIR TRADE CERTIFIED ON FACEBOOK
You can also show your support for Fair Trade on your own Facebook profile by changing your cover photo to one of these inspiring images.
TWEET AND INSTAGRAM WITH FAIR TRADE WITH @FAIRTRADEUSA
ASK FOR FAIR TRADEHaving trouble finding Fair Trade products where you shop? Sometimes all you have to do is ask! Requesting more Fair Trade products is as easy as filling out a comment card or speaking directly with the manager. Explain that you want to make every purchase matter by buying Fair Trade. It helps to name specific products or product categories and to direct the manager to the Fair Trade USA website www.FairTradeUSA.org to learn more.
You can also ask for Fair Trade to be served at your school or office. Encouraging a large organization to go Fair Trade is a very effective way to increase the impact for farmers and workers in more than 58 countries.
"American consumers have so much power. Every time we go to the store we can vote with our dollars for a better world." - Paul Rice, President & CEO of Fair Trade USA