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5 Reasons Why Fair Trade Fashion Matters

When it comes to fair trade, customers often think of coffee, chocolate, and bananas - not clothing. Clothing is a multi-trillion dollar global industry with vast networks of complex supply chains. In the United States, clothing consumption has doubled over the past 15 years. We wear each piece less often and dispose of them more quickly. But the fair trade system effectively addresses the apparel industry’s pressing concerns and shortcomings.

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Easy Fair Trade Swaps for Plastic Free July

Plastic Free July is an international campaign aimed at reducing single-use plastic waste and consumption, and with good reason. We’ve compiled some resources from our Fair Trade LA Business Member community for an easy swap from plastic to reusable options.

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Summer Reading List

Summer is here and with its arrival comes long-awaited vacations, in-person hugs, and a tentative return to normal life. Whether opting for a stay-cation or cruising out of town, we’ve compiled a list of essential Fair Trade reads to last you through your summer outings (and beyond).

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8.25.2020 - LA City Council voted to become a Fair Trade City

Given the chaos that’s been going on in 2020, and the celebration of the hundredth anniversary of women’s suffrage, I believe this is exactly the right moment to bring forward this fantastic Fair Trade vision to guide us into a purchasing future that is more sane, more just and more fair to all the City’s partners around the globe.

Councilmember Paul Koretz

The tremendous purchasing power we have as the nation's second-largest city offers us both opportunity and responsibility. Today's action moves us closer to not just declaring Los Angeles a fair trade city, but to leading by example and updating our purchasing policies to require LA to purchase only goods produced with fair labor practices, healthy and safe work environments, fair prices, worker empowerment, community investment, and environmentally sustainable practices and products.

Councilmember Mike Bonin

Today the City of Los Angeles joined the ranks of over 2,000 Fair Trade cities around the world. This action is long overdue and will ensure that Los Angeles will continue to promote fair wages, safe work environments, and environmentally sustainable practices throughout our procurement process.

Councilmember Joe Buscaino

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Our Vision

Fair Trade LA will establish the widespread sales of Fair Trade products as a viable and ethical choice for improving the lives of global farmers and artisans while enriching the lives of local consumers with quality and sustainable products.

Our Mission

     Fair Trade LA educates and inspires consumers to embrace Fair Trade products so global farmers and artisans have the opportunity to earn a fair and sustainable living.

Buy Fair. Live Fair.