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.

5th Anniversary

This year we are celebrating our 5th anniversary of the establishment of our organization! Huge thanks to all the volunteers and members who had helped us to be where we are today! More about us.

About Fair Trade

About Us

Learn more about our history and mission.

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 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.

News, announcements, events and blogs

News, announcements, events and blogs

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

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.

Made in Philadelphia: Fall Market at the Dilworth Plaza

We, Fair Trade Philadelphia, are made in the city of Brotherly Love, a 43rd Fair Trade Town in 2015. Our efforts were recognized at City Hall on Oct. 15, 2015.

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- FTPHL Team (10.27.2018)

Fair Trade Short Films

What do soccer balls, bananas, coconut oil, and clothing all have in common? Join Fair Trade Philadelphia for a film show in Friends Center on Wednesday, August 29 at 6:30pm to find out!

Location changed to: Rufus Jones room at Friends Center (1501 Cherry St, Philadephia, PA 19102)

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- FTPHL Team (8.2.2018)

Philly Greenfest 2018

What do soccer balls, bananas, coconut oil, and clothing all have in common? Join Fair Trade Philadelphia for a film show in Old City on Wednesday, August 29 at 6:30pm to find out!

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- FTPHL Team (8.2.2018)

Fair Trade Coffee Social

On the first Sunday of each month, the FTPHL community gathers to enjoy some Fair Trade beverages.

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- FTPHL Team (8.2.2018)

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.

Chocolate Industry Petition

Fair Trade Philadelphia has launched a petition among our members to advocate for transparency and better working conditions for those in the chocolate industry.

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- Barbara Donnini (10.3.2017)

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 & Blogs

News and blogs related to the fair trade movement.

Sizzling Summer '18

Our Summer '18 newsletter discusses upcoming events, our fair trade coffee social and chocolate industry petition.

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- FTPHL Team (8.2.2018)

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)

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