The Winter Holiday Fair Trade Pledge started three years ago as a Global Exchange initiative. Since then, Global Exchange has reached out to fair trade organizations, the faith community and fair trade retailers to help make fair trade holiday giving reach a broader audience. Below are the partner organizations who have provided content for this website and continue to expand the Fair Trade Pledge initiative.
If your Fair Trade organization or Fair Trade Town/Coalition would like to become a Give Fair Trade Campaign partner, by committing to promote the campaign, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be listed with a link on this page. (Logo placement is limited to the core organizing partners.)
Equal Exchange has created Big Change since 1986. Our founders envisioned a food system that empowers farmers and consumers, supports small farmer co-ops, and uses sustainable farming methods. They started with fairly traded coffee from Nicaragua and didn’t look back. Today, we continue to find new and powerful ways to build a better food system. We partner with co-operatives of farmers who provide high-quality organic coffees, teas, chocolates, bananas and snacks from all over the world.
The Fair Trade Federation is the association that strengthens, promotes, and unifies North American organizations fully committed to fair trade. The Federation is part of the global fair trade movement, building equitable and sustainable trading partnerships and creating opportunities to alleviate poverty. Tools for consumers, entrepreneurs, buyers, students, and more.
Formed in 2005, FTLA is an open, democratically-organized group of people who share a common goal to promote social justice and environmental awareness around the world. We are committed to spreading the ideals of Fair Trade.
The Fair Trade Resource Network (FTRN) seeks to improve people’s lives through Fair Trade alternatives by providing information, leadership, and inspiration. FTRN gathers, develops, and disseminates educational resources to people and organizations interested in the movement to build a more just and sustainable world through Fair Trade. Current resources include a monthly e-newsletter, calendar of events, news, videos, curricula, books, job listings, academic papers & more.
Fair Trade Towns USA is a fun, engaging way to grow the Fair Trade movement in your community. As a comprehensive platform for growing awareness, availability, and commitment to Fair Trade in the US, Fair Trade Towns provides the opportunity to build community in your town, as well as connect your community to those in the developing world.
Global Exchange is a San Francisco-based human rights organization, and a longtime leader in Fair Trade advocacy. Global Exchange’s Fair Trade Campaign educates and encourages consumers and companies to buy Fair Trade, and works to end child and forced labor in the cocoa industry, through the Raise the Bar Hershey Campaign, Sweet Smarts youth initiatives, and many other programs. Global Exchange has five Fair Trade store locations, online sales, and wholesale, as well as Reality Tours that allow participants to witness Fair Trade first hand.
Founded in 1982, Green America is a not-for-profit membership organization working to create a Green Economy, one that works for both people and planet. 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.
The Labor-Religion Coalition of New York State
The Labor-Religion Coalition of New York State builds campaigns and coalitions for economic justice and works for the day when a living wage is paid to all workers, poverty is eradicated, fair trade governs economic activity and the inalienable worth of all human beings is respected.
Oasis USA is a subsidiary of Oasis Global, a ministry that seeks to engage in individual and community transformation while working with some of the most vulnerable people in urban centers around the world. By focusing on creating “Traffik Free Communities,” Oasis USA is working with community leaders to end the oppression of vulnerable people for profit, modern day slavery, at home and abroad.
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is the humanitarian relief and development agency of the United Methodist Church. UMCOR’s mission is to alleviate human suffering – whether caused by war, conflict or natural disaster – with open hearts and minds to all people.
The General Board of Church and Society (GBCS) is the international public policy and advocacy program board of The United Methodist Church. GBCS provides educational resources, leadership development and community engagement on social justice issues.
- Milwaukee Fair Trade Coalition – milwfairtrade.org
- DC Fair Trade Network – www.dcfairtradenetwork.org