Our Mission

Fair Trade Philadelphia (FTPHL) mission is to avocate and promote for the core tenets of Fair Trade among our constituency of individuals, businesses and institutions within the Philadelphia region.

Our Principles

Fair Trade Philadelphia (FTPHL) endorses the World Fair Trade Organization’s (WFTO) 10 principles of Fair Trade as our organization’s standards for Fair Trade advocacy and commerce.

About Fair Trade

Understand Fair Trade

What is fair trade? How did it come about? Learn more about this great movement!

Get Involved

Get Involved

Whether you're an activist, a consumer or a business owner, we need your help! Join the community! We need your help promoting and advocating fair trade.

Find Fair Trade Products

Buy Fair Trade Products

As consumers, one of the best ways you can support workers is to purchase fair trade products when possible.

Philadelphia is a fair trade city!

Look for fair trade certified seals and signs when you shop.

Look for these fair trade signs


Upcoming events.

What Does Fair Trade Fashion Look Like?

The Fashion Revolution has come. Through films, a talk and a display of outfits, we will discover the state of the fashion world.

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- Hai Thai (3.22.2018)


Important and exciting announcements.

Fair Trade Buying Club

Fair Trade Philadelphia, in partnership with the Open Life Shop, is organizing a Fair Trade Buying Club to help connect our members with discounts on Fair Trade items.

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- Barbara Donnini (10.3.2017)

Philly City Council Passes Fair Trade Resolution

The Philadelphia City Council officially signed and passed the resolution on February 26th, 2015 recognizing and Commending Fair Trade Philadelphia for its Commitment to Economic Equality for Workers and Sustainable Production Practices for the Environment.

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- Ivy Hunter (2.29.2016)

Celebration at City Hall: Philadelphia is a Fair Trade City!

We had a wonderful time celebrating with City Council! Thank you to all who helped make Philadelphia a Fair Trade City!.

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- Barbara Donnini (10.15.2015)

News, Events & Blogs

News, events and blogs related to the fair trade movement.

Coffee Roasting Demonstration

FTPHL visited Philly Fair Trade Roasters with Joe Cesa during the coffee roasting demonstration.

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- Bhawna Kasliwal (5.8.2017)

Looking for Women’s Shoes, Tops, Dresses, Socks and alike, Experience of FTPHL members

So far, I have not been able to find fair trade certified socks, shoes, tops, pants or dresses yet in the Philadelphia stores. Let us know if you find them! So, for those items, I go online.

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- Bhawna Kasliwal (4.29.2017)

World Fair Trade Day Coffee Break Challenge

Fair Trade Philadelphia participated in the World Fair Trade Day 2016 by doing the World Fair Trade Coffee Break Challenge with Ten Thousand Villages, Center City Philadelphia.

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- Barbara Donnini (5.14.2016)

More news, announcements, events and blogs