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Choose Fair Trade Chocolates this Halloween!

End Trafficking

Buying candy for Halloween? Choose Fair Trade chocolates to ensure that the people who harvested your sweet treats are paid a living wage, allowing their children to attend school instead of working to support the family. Profits from Fair Trade ventures are reinvested into the community through Fair Trade Funds that address social, economic, and environmental challenges unique to each community. Look for Fair Trade certification or get the Fair Trade Finder App to find suppliers in your area.

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  • End Trafficking

    Rodney - thank you for providing additional resources and pointing out some specific brands that are Fair Trade! There are many different labels that ensure the product was ethically sourced. As Jen pointed out, the app is crowd sourced so these chocolates should be available.

    Stay tuned as we continue to post more Learns and Dos related to Fair Trade throughout the month of October! You can learn more about Fair Trade and some of the labels that are used here: http://www.good.is/posts/fair-trade-101

  • Jen Chiou

    I tried searching for "Fair Trade Finder" in the app store on my iphone but it says "no matches". Anyone have tips on making this work?

    • End Trafficking

      Hi Jen,

      The app is supposed to work for the iphone, but after searching for it on an iphone and the itunes store it doesn't seem to be there. Depending on where you live, you should be able to find Fair Trade products in health food stores, among other places.

      If you'd still like an app related to human trafficking, check out http://www.free2work.org/, which Free2Work provides consumers with information on how products relate to human trafficking. Through the website and accompanying mobile app you can learn how your favorite brands are working to address forced and child labor.

  • Rodney North

    If you're trying to locate Fair Trade chocolates via the link above you might find it takes longer/ie more clicks and downloads than you expected.
    Also, the four most popular Fair Trade chocolate brands (Equal Exchange, Divine, Theo, Green & Black) do not use Fair Trade USA to certify their products and so may not appear via that product locator app.
    Therefore here's some links to those brands:
    http://shop.equalexchange.com/category.aspx?categoryID=21
    http://www.divinechocolateusa.com/default.aspx
    http://www.theochocolate.com/
    http://www.greenandblacks.com/index.html

    • Jen Chiou

      Since the Fair Trade Finder data is crowdsourced, I'm thinking those brands should also come up (at least in theory)?