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The mission of Fair Trade Los Angeles (FTLA) is to create and empower socially conscious consumers through education and outreach to increase the demand and availability of fair trade products in the communities of Los Angeles and surrounding areas.  Fair Trade seeks to build an equitable and sustainable relationship between farmers, artisans, consumers and the planet.

Our objectives are to:

  • Create Fair Trade Towns, Colleges and Universities in cities throughout Los Angeles County and surrounding areas
  • Inform the Los Angeles consumer about Fair Trade as an aspect of social justice and develop conscious shoppers
  • Bring more Fair Trade products to the L.A. area, increasing  their sales
  • Connect members of the L.A. community with others who have similar environmental, social and economic concerns

We have recently launched a campaign to make the city of Los Angeles the largest Fair Trade city in the U.S.  Please join us in that effort.


Fair Trade LA participants include individuals, business members, university and student groups, faith based members, and non-profit organizations.

Find out what FTLA is all about by joining us at one of our meetings! More information on meeting location, time and dates can be found in the FTLA Blog section of the website. We always welcome new participants to help expand the fair trade movement.
Everyone’s welcome to participate. All you have to do is express your interest! Simply sign up by email on the Email Subscription section on the right side of the page.  You’ll then receive information about Fair Trade actions and events in the Los Angeles area!  Also please let us know if you have any questions.

We hope to hear from you.

Joan Harper, Executive Director

FTLA Board:

George Meck, Chair      Priscilla Santos, Vice Chair      Jane Affonso, Treasurer       Stephanie Struck, Secretary