Shopping & Resource Guide
Where can I purchase fair trade products?
There are a variety of places where you can shop for fair trade products right here in Austin!
Coffee, Chocolate, Teas, Herbs, Nuts, Oils, Sugar, Fruit, Cocoa:
Sun Harvest Farmers Market
HEB Central Market
Whole Foods Market
Coffee and Tea:
Texas Coffee Traders
Are fair trade products also available on the web?
Pura Vida Coffee carries only fair trade, organic, shade-grown coffee. Their 100% Arabica gourmet coffees help raise living standards for farmers while protecting the environment.
Grounds for Change sells tea, chocolate, and organic shade-grown coffee. Try the coffee of the month club!
Dean’s Beans sells 100% fair trade coffee. You can customize your own coffee blends and labels for only $8.99 per pound.
Did you know?
Coffee is the world’s second most
valuable commodity behind petroleum!
Because of this scale, the opportunity to
make a positive change in the lives
of coffee farmers is tremendous!
What about fair trade specialty or gifts items that can be purchased for the holidays or other gift-giving occasions?
Austin is home to Ten Thousand Villages where a variety of gift items can be purchased at their store front on South Congress Ave. They are a socially responsible group that sells crafts from around the world.
Catholic Relief Services sells coffee, chocolate and handicrafts online and through consignment.
When shopping for fair trade products, look for these endorsements:
With the Fair Trade Certified label, you get quality products that improve lives and protect the environment. The money you spend on day-to-day goods can improve an entire community's day-to-day lives.
The Fair Trade Federation (FTF) is the trade association that strengthens and promotes North American organizations fully committed to Fair Trade.
For more information on certified products visit www.transfairusa.org.
The following companies strive to promote living wages, and women and children’s rights through their partnership with craftspeople:
Catholic Relief Services
Ten Thousand Villages
Bridge for Africa
World of Good