In 2006, David Michael & Co. proudly announced our partnership with TransFair USA (now known as Fair Trade USA), a non-profit, independent Fair Trade certifier, to provide our clients with the first Fair Trade CertifiedTM pure vanilla in the United States.
Fair Trade ensures that farm workers around the world are paid a fair price for their crops. Fair prices lead to thriving communities, children in schools, a healthy environment and sustainable farming practices. When market prices fall below the cost of production, farmers are still guaranteed the fair trade price.
Because of Fair Trade, family farmers gain access to international markets in which to sell their goods. But Fair Trade doesn’t just benefit farmers, as there is a growing interest among consumers to make responsible purchases.
Plus, there are some tasty Fair Trade treats available at your local supermarket. Kick back this Saturday, May 9th and celebrate World Fair Trade Day with a cup of Fair Trade CertifiedTM coffee, or, even better, a Fair Trade CertifiedTM chocolate bar!