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Mother's Day 2012 is just around the corner, and we're here to help you find a few Fair ways to show mom you care. With Fair Trade USA’s Mother’s Day gift guide, we're giving you the opportunity to choose products that support fair wages and better lives millions of farmers and workers in more than 70 countries worldwide. Each chocolate bar, bouquet of roses, glass of wine, or yummy-smelling lotion was made with respect for the people who grow and sew the products we love.
Since its inception, Fair Trade USA has sought to incorporate the collective wisdom and constructive feedback of its diverse constituencies into the governance and strategic direction of this social enterprise. Our diverse leadership team and Board of Directors, combined with policies and advisory groups that ensure multi-stakeholder input, have enabled Fair Trade USA to deliver more impact to more farming communities around the world.
Fair Trade USA’s Independent Smallholder Standard in Action
Nestled deep in the Amazonian region of Ecuador, where cool rainforest canopies intermingle with the jutted rocks of the Andes, live a group of indigenous farmers whose ancient ritual of gathering around gourds of warm guayusa tea can now be shared and enjoyed by all.