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.
This Monday April 20th join Fair Trade Vancouver for our presentation and panel discussion on Fair Trade Gold. The evening will include an excellent lineup of speakers who will introduce artisanal small-scale mining (ASM), discuss its role in the gold supply chain and highlight the latest work to improve production practices. Small-scale miners work in remote, marginalized and harsh conditions, doing back-breaking work to make a living. Their access to markets is limited and they rarely receive a fair price for their gold. Fairtrade gold and … read more
All in all we have to say that 2015 has already been a great year at Fair Trade Vancouver, and it’s only mid April! Thanks to everyone who’s come out to our monthly planning meetings and attending our MeetUps. We are excited and driven to host more events and engage in compelling conversations about what ethical sourcing and fair trade really means in Vancouver and around the world. The next month and a half are shaping up to raise that bar. April’s MeetUp features … read more
“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