Fair Trade Moms are strong,
determined, and the heart of their families. Every coffee bean, cacao
pod, and rose they harvest is filled with love. This love fuels their
drive for a better future for their kids and their communities. This
Mother's Day, take a moment to celebrate moms around the world by
filling your cart with delicious Fair Trade Certified products and
spreading the word about the simple way that you can make a difference.
Elvia, 32, understands the importance of
education. She’s now studying alongside her two daughters, Angelica,
12, and Estefania, 9, while she earns her high school diploma.
By day she works hard packing beautiful roses at the Agrogana flower
farm in Cotopaxi, Ecuador and at night you’ll find her at the adult
school program that was funded by the Fair Trade premium. As a member
of the farm’s Fair Trade committee, she and her co-workers have
invested the Fair Trade premiums to establish a children’s reading
program, health clinics and a shopping club for low-priced groceries.
Meet more inspirational moms of Fair Trade, get delicious recipes,
discounts on Fair Trade gifts and more on our Mother’s Day landing
Fair Trade Certified™ Coffee
Imports Hit Record High in 2012
Trade Certified™ coffee imports hit an all-time high in 2012: 163
million pounds were imported into the United States and
Canada, representing an 18% increase over 2011. This growth, driven by
Fair Trade USA’s more than 400 coffee importing and roasting partners,
helped farmers and workers earn an additional $32 million in Community
Due to this record growth in volume and imports, Fair Trade USA is on
track to double the impact of Fair Trade for farmers and workers by
2015—a goal outlined in our 2011 Fair Trade for All innovation initiative.
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