Excerpt from Fair Trade USA
THE FAIR TRADE FINDER
Good news: There are now more than 10,000 Fair Trade Certified products available in the United States, and finding those products in stores near you just got a whole lot easier! The Fair Trade Finder is an application for Facebook, iPhoneand Android that helps you find stores that sell Fair Trade based on your location.
This easy-to-use app helps you make every purchase matter by:
- Searching for Fair Trade Certified products that are sold in stores near you
- Promoting your favorite Fair Trade Certified products by tagging, photographing and uploading them to the app
- Sharing your Fair Trade finds with your friends on Facebookand Twitter
CROWD-SOURCED DATABASE OF FAIR TRADE PRODUCTS
The Fair Trade Finder is a crowd-sourced database of Fair Trade Certified products. That means we need you (the crowd) to help add products to the map. Here’s how to do it in three easy steps.
2. Click on the “Add a Product” button and complete the form with information about the product and where you bought it.
3. Add a photo of the product (if you have one). You product will show up on the map after it has been approved.
FAIR TRADE GOES DIGITAL
The Fair Trade Finder was designed to help increase awareness and purchases of Fair Trade Certified products so that we can make an even bigger difference in the lives of farmers and workers around the world. Every time you add a product to the Fair Trade Finder, you are helping to support the growth of the Fair Trade movement. During Fair Trade Month, you can do your part by finding and purchasing Fair Trade and then promoting these purchases on your social networks.
We thank you in advance for spreading the word!