Fair Trade Finder Review and Goodie Bag Giveaway

October is Fair Trade Month and to celebrate, Fair Trade USA has released the Fair Trade Finder app.Β  It’s free and easy to use.

In addition, the folks at Fair Trade USA have sent along a goodie bag full of Fair Trade items for one lucky reader.

What Is Fair Trade?

The main purpose of Fair Trade is to make sure that farmers, artisans, and workers are paid fairly for the work they do.Β  Disadvantaged communities are taught how to use the free market to their advantage.

Any product could be a Fair Trade product, if the people who produce it receive a fair wage for it.Β  The most well-known Fair Trade products are coffee, tea, and chocolate, but clothing, ingredients in lotions and soaps, honey, flowers, and many other things are also being produced in a social and environmentally sustainable manner.

Fair Trade Finder App

Finding Fair Trade goods can be a challenge.Β  The Fair Trade Finder app is a crowd-sourced app for iPhones, iPods, iPads, and Androids.Β  Whenever you run across a Fair Trade good or one made with Fair Trade ingredients, just enter it into the Fair Trade Finder for others to see.

It’s free and available on iTunes and on the Android market.

Goodie Bag Giveaway

In the spirit of the month, Fair Trade USA has sent me a goodie bag full of Fair Trade products to give away to one lucky reader.Β  The bag contains chocolate, tea, mints, and other goodies.

To enter, just do one or all of the following things and be sure to put each in a separate comment.

  • Like Eat Drink Better on Facebook and post a comment below letting us know.
  • Tweet about the giveaway and post a comment below letting us know.
  • Share on Facebook about the giveaway and post a comment below letting us know.
  • Share on Google Plus about the giveaway and post a comment below letting us know.
  • Download the Fair Trade Finder app and post a comment below letting us know.
  • Tell us about your favorite Fair Trade product.

Entries are open until Wednesday, October 26 at 10 p.m. Eastern.Β  One comment will be chosen at random and the winner will be announced on Thursday, October 27.

Image by jetalone, used with Creative Commons license.

  1. Marilyn

    Downloaded Rhe Fairtrade Finder to my iPad…guess my city has a long way to go in the fair trade category! But by plugging in a nearby large city, plenty of fair trade spots popped up.

  2. Crystal Miron

    I “liked” you on Facebook months ago and I have shared the contest announcement with my friends on Facebook. :)

    Hope I win, but if I don’t maybe at least one of my friends will!

  3. Erika

    I downloaded the Fair Trade Finder app on my ipod. Fair Trade is wonderful opportunity to enjoy great products from hard working people and ensuring that they paid fairly. Thanks to those farmers, artisans and workers for their talented and hard work in providing wonderful delights to us.

  4. cathy

    My favorite fair trade product is Equal Exchange chocolate – especially the bars with the crunchy caramel bits. :-)

  5. Mary

    I just downloaded the app. Can’t wait to use it (and win the giveaway!!!). Thanks for the great work you guys do.

  6. Mel

    My favorite Fair Trade product: Theo Chocolate! Made in Seattle, they have lots of vegan chocolate bars, truffles, and other goodies! They are the ONLY Organic, Fair Trade Chocolate Factory in the USA! Love, love, love the company and their products.

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