Fair Trade Resource Network, which has several webinars on its website targeting the ins and outs of the Fair Trade Certifying process.
In this blog entry I would like to present the labels that consumers should keep an eye out for when looking for Fair Trade. While there may be many vendors selling fairly traded or direct trade items, Fair Trade San Diego is unable to hold those vendors accountable to the principles of Fair Trade. Therefore, we promote items that are certified with the following organization and therefore held to the standards of fair trade put forth by each certifier. Fair Trade San Diego encourages vendors to consider having their fairly traded items certified with the following organizations as well.
Read more here for an explanation of labels.
Fair Trade USA’s Fair Trade Label – Fair Trade USA certifies many Fair Trade items in the United States. Such items include, but are not limited to, chocolate, tea, coffee, some clothing, ice cream etc.
Fair Trade Federation Label – The Fair Trade Federation ensures that crafts and other artisan goods are fair trade in the United States. For example, jewelry, baskets, scarves and purses are just a few of the items that can be found with the Fair Trade Federation label.