Environment

TransFair USA

Overview

Fair Trade gives farmers and farm workers direct access to international markets, and the tools and resources they need to thrive in them. As the only third-party Fair Trade certifier in the United States, TransFair USA brings this powerful, market-based approach to international development to America.

Mission

To build a more equitable and sustainable model of international trade that benefits producers, consumers, industry, and the earth. We achieve our mission by certifying and promoting Fair Trade products.

Program

Certification: We audit the global supply chain between U.S. companies and developing country farmers, ensuring compliance with international Fair Trade standards, which combine the strictest income and labor standards of any product certification with rigorous environmental criteria. Products that meet these standards are allowed to display the Fair Trade Certified™ label.

Business Development: We work with over 600 U.S. companies and support our industry partners’ efforts to effectively market and promote their Fair Trade products.

Consumer Education: TransFair raises consumer awareness to mobilize demand for Fair Trade and enable consumers to vote with their dollars by choosing Fair Trade products in over 35,000 retail locations across the U.S.

Empowering producers to thrive: Transfair USA’s Global Producer Services (GPS) program coordinates technical assistance projects designed to enable farmers to take advantage of U.S. market opportunities.

Impact

TransFair USA has certified over 100 million pounds of coffee, cocoa, tea, fresh fruit, rice, and sugar, channeling over $75 million in additional income to farmers and farm workers throughout Latin America, Africa, and Asia. In 2006, Fair Trade Certified vanilla, hibiscus, chamomile, and mint were introduced, bringing the benefits of Fair Trade to new farming communities from Egypt to Sri Lanka

Countries 

Bolivia, Brazil, Cameroon, Colombia, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Indonesia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Rwanda, Tanzania, United Republic of, Thailand, Uganda, Venezuela, Zambia, China, India, Nepal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Viet Nam, Ghana, Cote D'Ivoire, Panama, Malawi, Paraguay, Philippines, Egypt

Contact 

1611 Telegraph Avenue
Suite 900
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510) 663-5260
www.transfairusa.org
EIN: 41-1848081


Give a gift that matters: a donation in your friend's name. Your gift will provide farmers in the developing world with quality improvement and other capacity-b

Train Farmers

Capacity-building

TransFair USA

Your gift will provide farmers in the developing world with quality improvement and other capacity-building training, through a gift to TransFair USA’s Global Producer Services department. GPS is a unique, market-based model for international development that guarantees small farmers direct access to business opportunities, as well as the tools and resources they need to seize them.

Regular price $500.00

Give a gift that matters: a donation in your friend's name. Help farmers tell their stories to Americans, and take advantage of opportunities on the internation

Tell Farmers' Stories

Grassroots outreach

TransFair USA

Help farmers tell their stories to Americans, and take advantage of opportunities on the international market through a gift to TransFair USA’s Strategic Outreach programs. TransFair USA’s Outreach work supports farmer speaking tours and other consumer education activities designed to get the word out about Fair Trade, and connect farmers to their international buyers.

Regular price $250.00

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Promote Fair Trade

Education materials

TransFair USA

Your gift will allow us to teach consumers about Fair Trade and its benefits with TransFair USA’s point-of-purchase promotional materials. Help make it possible for TransFair USA to distribute informational and educational materials to the public for free.

Regular price $25.00

Give a gift that matters: a donation in your friend's name. Fair Trade makes traditional small-scale, intercropped agriculture profitable, keeping families on t

Preserve Ecosystems

Small-scale farming

TransFair USA

Fair Trade makes traditional small-scale, intercropped agriculture profitable, keeping families on their ancestral lands, promoting environmental stewardship, and discouraging deforestation. TransFair USA makes the U.S. consumer economy an engine for uniquely sustainable development. Your gift will help preserve threatened agroecosystems in the developing world.

Regular price $50.00

Give a gift that matters: a donation in your friend's name. Fair Trade offers democratically organized farmers and workers in 50 developing countries a mechanis

Develop Leaders

Resources for farmers

TransFair USA

Fair Trade offers democratically organized farmers and workers in 50 developing countries a mechanism to overcome this power imbalance by becoming owners and operators of their own successful international enterprises.

Regular price $75.00