We are writing to inform you of our local efforts to promote fair trade in Portland and invite you to be a part of Portland’s first ever Fair Trade Directory. We invite businesses, faith and social justice organizations who sell or serve authentic fair trade products to be part of the Directory.
We are the Northwest Fair Trade Coalition, a volunteer organization of local socially responsible businesses, community organizations and activists united in raising the profile of economic justice in trade and promoting fair trade within Portland. We formed in 2010 in an effort to work together to create unity and awareness for Portland’s fair trade community.
With this directory, we aim to enhance the visibility of fair trade in our community and enable consumers to connect with local businesses and organizations that sell fair trade products. By making more fair trade products available to our community, we can increase consumer awareness and purchase of fair trade products, strengthen our local economy and create solutions to end global poverty.
Some of the benefits of being listed in our directory include:
- Exposure to new consumers who are actively seeking fair trade products
- Free advertising for your business on our website and at all participating local businesses and organizations throughout Portland
- Promotion of your business at all of our events and co-sponsored events
- Inclusion in our education materials and outreach about fair trade
The directory will be made available in print and online. We invite you to fill out the Supplier Survey to enter your business/organization information if you would like to be listed in the directory. We will review your survey and contact you for an in person interview. We look forward to seeing this project grow with your partnership!
CLICK HERE to fill out the survey via Google Docs, paper free!
Download the PDF to the right if you’d like to mail it in.
contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-970-5847 for more questions.