Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in North America, announced the launch of more than 50 new Fair Trade Certified™ apparel and consumer packaged goods (CPG) products in the first quarter of 2014, delivering more sustainable choices to consumers. These new products add to the 300 Fair Trade Certified CPG items launched in 2013 alone.
For the first time ever, consumers can find Fair Trade USA Certified coconut water and coconut oil at the supermarket.
Long-standing Fair Trade USA partner brands continue to expand their Fair Trade lines. Some new products include:
Fair Trade Coconut and Chocolate: Ciao Bella South American Dark Chocolate Gelato; Coco Libre 11 ounce coconut waters- Pure Organic, Pineapple Organic, Protein-chocolate, Protein- almond, Protein- vanilla; Dang Chocolate Covered Coconut Chips; Naked Juice 1 Liter Coconut Water; Nutiva Organic Virgin Coconut Oil (15 ounce and 23 ounce sizes) and O'Coconut Treats; Salazon Sea Salt and Almonds, Sea Salt and Cayenne, and Sea Salt and Coconut bars.
Decadent Fair Trade Chocolate: Alter Eco Dark Salted Brown Butter and Deep Dark Sea Salt bars; Ripple Brand Collective’s barkTHINS® snacking chocolate in Dark Chocolate Blueberry Quinoa with Agave, Dark Chocolate Toasted Coconut with Almonds, Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Seed, and Dark Chocolate Peppermint; Guittard Etienne Baking Bars; SunSpire Peppermint Patties, Dark Chocolate Coconut Almond Bars, and White Chocolate Chips.
Uplifting Fair Trade Energy Drinks and Teas: High Brew Ready-to-Drink Espresso; Steaz Organic Iced Green Tea with Coconut Water; Numi Organic Tea’s Indulgent Tea - Chocolate Spice, Chocolate Rooibos, Chocolate Mint, and Chocolate Earl Grey; Rishi Tea's new knit bags, designed with a wider mesh for a truer infusion and richer flavored tea; RUNA Clean Energy drinks in Original with Lime and Organic Berry flavors; Traditional Medicinals’ Green Tea Dandelion, Green Tea Hibiscus, and Green Tea Peppermint teas.
With a wave of new products to choose from, consumers now have more options when buying fair. Both consumers and new brand partners are embracing Fair Trade, as they realize that responsible and fair supply chains foster sustainability and help improve the lives of farmers and workers.