Who we are
Fair Trade Vancouver is a non-profit organization that seeks to increase awareness, availability, and sales of Fair Trade products in Metro Vancouver.
By purchasing goods with the Fair Trade Certified logo, you support equality and contribute to empowering hardworking individuals and their families to build sustainable futures.
“I have an opportunity to buy a t-shirt for $1.35,” said Kemp Edwards, CEO of Ethical Profiling. “Does that sound like a real price?” This question—asked during Fair Trade Made, a meetup hosted by Fair Trade Vancouver—underlines the widespread inequalities within the garment industry. On Monday, February 16, 2015, fair traders from around Metro Vancouver gathered to sip yerba mate, scoop guacamole, and listen to a panel of experts, including Edwards, discuss the issues facing the garment industry, the obstacles, … read more
Fair Trade certification has seen great successes in agricultural goods like coffee, chocolate, and tea, though it is less often associated with the apparel sector. In 2014, we saw the first companies certify their manufacturing processes as Fair Trade Certified, MEC being among them. This demonstrates progress in the apparel industry, though also prompts a number of questions about how to address supply chain concerns from top to bottom. How does the Fair Trade model approach the apparel sector? What … read more
Are you looking to get involved with Fair Trade Vancouver in the coming months? We need your help! Fair Trade Vancouver has on-going needs for volunteers to help with communications, event planning, design, and much more and we meet at least once pe r month. The best way to get involved is to sign up to follow our MeetUp page: http://www.meetup.com/fairtradevancouver/ By signing for our MeetUp page, you will receive e-mail announcements of up-coming MeetUps, and have access to notes and … read more