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Fair Trade

A “trading partnership, based on dialogue, transparency, and respect, that seeks greater equity in international trade. It contributes to sustainable development by offering better trading conditions to, and securing the rights of, disadvantaged producers and workers — especially in the [Global] South.” – definition by FINE, a grouping of Fair Trade organizations that created a widely accepted definition of Fair Trade in 1998

Fair Trade

A form of hunger ministry

The Presbyterian Hunger Program works to alleviate hunger and eliminate its causes.

Fair Trade is an economic model that helps people:

  • Access needed resources
  • Provide for their families
  • Gain control over their lives
  • Live with increased dignity
  • Tell their stories 

The PC(USA) has been involved in Fair Trade since 2001, when the Presbyterian Coffee Project was launched.



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Find coffee, tea, chocolate, handcrafts, clothing, food and more

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Educational materials
Download and order brochures, Bible studies, posters and more

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Travel and events
Explore Fair Trade delegations, conferences and other events

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Find Fair Trade
Discover what’s behind various labels and search for Fair Trade outlets near you

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What your church can do
Congregational sales are key ways to spread the benefits to farmers and artisans

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Give and invest
Whether an investment with return or tax-deductible gift, your money can support Fair Trade




Did you know?

The PC(USA)’s Fair Trade work is coordinated by the Presbyterian Hunger Program, thanks in part to support by the One Great Hour of Sharing Offering. PHP is thankful for the continued generosity of Presbyterians that enables us – together – to witness the healing love of Christ. Learn how your congregation can support OGHS, or give today.

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