Fair Trade Resources

Think Fair Trade First
We're proud to be one of the first Fair Trade Schools in the nation, and fortunate to be located in the heart of America's First Fair Trade Town! MPFS became a certified Fair Trade school in 2014 and continues to be deeply committed to the mission of fair trade, especially as it connects to the Quaker SPICES in educating students about using their purchasing power to make a better world. 

Fair Trade 101
When we buy Fair Trade certified goods, we ensure:

  • A stable, living wage for farmers and artisans in developing countries
  • Care for the environment
  • Capacity-building in communities (schools, wells, etc.)
  • Good working conditions

Click here to learn more about why fair trade is important.

Learn More: Fair Trade Coffee

Fair Trade Shopping Guides:

Buy Fair, Buy Local
Please frequent establishments below and ask for their Fair Trade offerings. Tell them MPFS sent you!

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