For millions of farmers around the world, Fair Trade means thriving communities, kids in school, and a healthy environment. By purchasing Fair Trade products, you support the farmers who grow and deliver quality tea, cocoa, vanilla, sugar, herbs and spices.
Fair Trade is the internationally recognized gold standard for social responsibility. The rigorous audit system, which tracks products from farm to finished product, verifies industry compliance with Fair Trade criteria.
Frontier has long carried a wide variety of Fair Trade products, such as teas, cocoa, vanilla and herbs. And we are constantly expanding our line of Fair Trade items — as when we introduced the first Fair Trade Certified™ spices to the U.S. market in 2009.
We offer a large selection of Fair Trade Certified loose-leaf teas. Every purchase returns a premium directly to the tea workers' communities for projects like hiring school teachers, building maternal health clinics, and bringing electricity to their villages.
As we have traveled the world, we've seen firsthand the positive effects of Fair Trade.
We've seen the schools and health care facilities at tea estates in various other regions of India funded by Fair Trade premiums and talked with the workers who have a say in how the money is used in their communities. We've seen windmills and biodynamic agriculture attesting to their commitment to maintain their land for future generations. After meeting the workers and families of these communities, we know the impact Fair Trade can have.
When you sip a Frontier organic Fair Trade Certified™ tea or flavor your food with a Fair Trade Certified™ spice, that certification ensures that standards have been met for wages, living conditions and working conditions — and that the communities where the products are grown will benefit.
Americans live in the wealthiest nation in the world — and yet many of the foods and products we buy are produced by some of the world's poorest people. To make sure that a portion of the money you spend is re-invested in a socially responsible, ethical way, buy Fair Trade Certified™ products whenever they are available. There is no better way to support Fair Trade than with the dollars you spend.