Category Archives: Fair Trade products

New DVD on Fair Trade Available!


fair trade los angeleswe wanted to provide you with another chance to learn about an exciting educational resource Partners for Just Trade (PJT) has produced. In honor of Fair Trade month, PJT is releasing the DVD, A Thousand Fibers: Binding Together through Fair Trade.

The goal of the DVD is triple-fold: to broaden individuals’ knowledge about Fair Trade while heightening awareness of, and increasing demand for Fair Trade. The DVD can be used as a standalong tool or along with our Bible Study on Fair Trade. If you would be interested in receiving a complimentary copy of the DVD, please fill out the form here.

You can view a trailer of the DVD here.

As a conference attendee, we know that you support Fair Trade and through your congregations, publications and media channels, you inspire interest in this exciting movement. We would like to request that if you like our DVD, you consider posting a review or promoting it on your website, in your newsletter, or various social media channels to help us get the word out.

We appreciate your consideration and thank you for helping to grow the Fair Trade movement!

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Carrie Hawthorne
Executive Director

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PJT is a non-profit, Fair Trade organization selling products from Peru, Cameroon and Nicaragua. PJT is a screened member of the Fair Trade Federation and Green America Business Network.

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Co-op America’s Fair Trade Guide


Co-op America is expanding its Fair Trade work with more information on shopping Fair Trade. Their 12 Ways to Shop Fair Trade page has links for shopping and they’ve also produced a handy 24 page pdf guide with lots of additional info.

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Their twelve ways:  Tea, Chocolate, Fruit, Sugar, Rice, Vanilla, Spice, Olive Oil, Wine, Sports Balls, Arts and Crafts, and of course, Coffee. How many do you buy Fair Trade?

Fair trade sugar — now at your local grocery store!


Thought coffee was the only fair trade product you could get at your local grocery store?

Thanks to Wholesome Sweeteners, now you can get fair trade sugar with your fair trade coffee and organic cream.

Not only are most of Wholesome Sweeteners sugars fair trade, they’re also organic and unrefined. And Wholesome Sweeteners really has all kinds of sugar: sucanat, powdered sugar, light brown sugar, dark brown sugar, molasses, raw cane sugar.

You can find Wholesome Sweeteners all over the place — Including the Pavilions on Vine and Melrose, as Michael and Erin, members of Fair Trade LA, recently found out :)

Enjoy the sweetness of fair trade —

Where to buy fair trade coffee in Los Angeles


A resource for Los Angelenos looking for fair trade coffee to buy at a nearby store and brew at home!


Surfas (Culver City). Get Monkey & Son coffee, wholebean. All fair trade certified, all organic — from a local coffee company!

The Conservatory for Coffee, Tea & Cocoa. (Culver City) This lil local shop roasts its own beans, in store. Many of its blends are fair trade — ask for it :)

Romancing the Bean (Burbank). They get their coffee from Volcanic Red. The organic beans are fair trade certified.

Java City. This NoCal based chain has a number of fair trade blends. Los Angeles has 1 location in the Wells Fargo building downtown :)

Trader Joe’s. Last count, they had 5 different fair trade certified options available at v. reasonable prices — Including a fair trade decaf blend! Most are also organic and shade grown.

Cost Plus World Market. You can get World Market’s own fair trade certified World Village Coffee.

Wild Oats. In addition to v. yummy fair trade chocolates, Wild Oats carries lots of fair trade certified Green Mountain coffees.

Whole Foods. Whole Foods carries a few smaller brands of fair trade certified coffees.

Peets. Peets has 1 fair trade certified blend.

Starbucks. The mermaid has 1 fair trade certified blend.

Borders. Borders sells Seattle’s Best Coffee, which is owned by Starbucks. Make sure you go for the organic fair trade blends (green packaging).

Lastly — Most major supermarkets do offer a few token fair trade certified blends.