Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day the Fair Trade Way

Spread your Irish Spirit with a Little Extra Green This Year

03/16/2012 - 7:52 AM

All of us here at Fair Trade USA would like to wish you a very Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  Whether you enjoy scouting for four-leaf clovers or singing traditional Irish songs, we hope you’ll spread some Irish cheer by checking out a few of these awesome and environmentally friendly Fair Trade Certified™ products!  As an added bonus, the packaging on these products is festive and literally green (making you pinch-proof)!

Hae Now Organic ShirtsApparel

Instead of digging through the depths of your closet to find some old green shirt, why not upgrade to one of HAE Now’s Fair Trade Certified attractive and durable t-shirts or long sleeves?  Not only will you be pinch-free, but you’ll also be supporting HAE Now’s green values and mission to put humans, animals, and the environment first.  All of their products are grown on organic and bio-dynamic farms that use crop-rotation, hand-farming and botanical pest control.


Alter Eco Dark Chocolate MintChocolate

In our opinion, everyday ought to be celebrated with chocolate, and St. Patrick’s Day should be no different – just greener!  There are plenty of delicious options to satisfy your sweet tooth, including Alter Eco’s Dark Mint Chocolate.  This sweet treat helps support Alter Eco’s passion to create refreshingly intense Fair Trade Certified organic chocolate grown exclusively by small-scale farmers, including the El Ceibo cooperative.  By selling on Fair Trade terms, the farmers in El Ceibo are able to invest in high-quality production, increase their incomes and improve their living standards, benefiting 800 families in the Bolivian Amazon.

Read more about Fair Trade Certified cocoa.



There is simply nothing better than the sound of a tea kettle whistling and the aroma of delicious tea rising from your cup!  When you brew your tea this St. Patrick’s Day, make it a Fair Trade Certified cup by trying out one of our many flavorful Irish-approved options!  Maybe a full-bodied mug of Choice Organic Tea Irish BreakfastNumi Gunpowder Green Tea, or Stash’s brand-new Guayusa Tea with Mint (it’s an herbal tea with a caffeine-punch!)? 

Read more about Fair Trade Certified tea.


Irish Spirits and Festive Fair Trade Drinks

Give your St. Patrick’s Day festivities a Fair Trade Certified twist by making these simple and easy changes in your holiday drink selections. You simply can’t go wrong adding a splash of FAIR VODKA, Main Root's Ginger Beer, Wholesome Sweeteners Organic Dark Brown Sugar, or maybe some Green Mountain Coffee Fair Trade Organic Sumatran Reserve to your glass! 

If you can't find these spirits locally, you can order them online from, 67Wine, Marketview Liqueur or Cask.

Read more about Fair Trade Certified spirits, coffee, and sugar.

Fair Trade Twist on Classic Irish Coffee

Inspired by Gregory Seider from The Summit Bar New York

6 oz Hot Fair Trade Certified Coffee of your choice
1 1/2 oz Organic Whiskey
1 tsp Fair Trade Brown Sugar
Organic Whip or Creamer to taste
Fair Trade Certified Nutmeg or Cinnamon for garnish

Fair Trade “Lucky Charm” 

Inspired by Gregory Seider from The Summit Bar New York

1 oz. Cinnamon Agave Syrup*
1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
2 Dashes Orange Bitters
Splash of Ginger Beer to taste

Regardless of what your plans are this holiday, be extra green and take our celebration kit along for your St. Patrick’s Day celebration!

Every Purchase Matters.

03/16/2012 - 7:52 AM
03/16/2012 - 7:52 AM