Ethical/Fair Trade Certifications

Which Ones to Look For

 

Here are fair trade and ethical certifications to look for on products:

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​For fair trade products, look for the following certifications:

Fair Trade International

Equal Exchange

Fair for Life

Fair Trade USA

Or buy from businesses who are members of the following organizations:

Fair Trade Federation

World Fair Trade Organization

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For ethical certifications, look for the following:

Rainforest Alliance Certified

Green America Certified Business

Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) Certified

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Certified

Certified B Corporation

(NOTE: While certifications are a great way to decide which brand to buy, we also both promote and buy from many brands without certifications.  To understand why, read this explanation from The Honest Consumer: "Looking Beyond Fair Trade Certified."

Learn more with these easy guides to ethical certifications:
Brightly.eco: Ethical Labels to Look For

Brightly

"Ethical Labels to Look For."

How to Know If a Brand Is Ethical: Still Being Molly. https://www.stillbeingmolly.com/2018/10/10/business-purpose-podcast-how-know-brand-ethical/

Still Being Molly

"How to Know if a Brand is Ethical."

Guide to Fair Trade Labels from Fair Trade Winds. https://www.fairtradewinds.net/guide-fair-trade-labels/

Fair Trade Winds

"Guide to Fair Trade Labels"

Ethical Fashion Certification Labels Explained from Good on You. https://goodonyou.eco/ethical-fashion-certifications-explained/

Good on You

"Ethical Fashion Certifications & Standards: What Do the Labels Mean?"

Conscious Living 101: What's In a Label from The Good Trade. https://www.thegoodtrade.com/features/conscious-living-101-whats-in-a-label

The Good Trade

"Conscious Living 101: What's In a Label?"

Still Being Molly Ethical Terminologies Explained Podcast

Business With Purpose

"Ethical Terminologies Explained"

A Beginner's Guide to Ethical Shopping: How to Find Ethical & Fair Trade Products

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