About Us

We are a coalition of Fair Trade advocates, business owners, community organizations and individuals who are dedicated to practicing and promoting Fair Trade in the Pacific Northwest community.
Mission

The North West Fair Trade Coalition is an educational resource and advocacy organization that promotes and supports international Fair Trade, conscious consumption and doing business fairly in our community.

Vision

We are people driven to motivate citizens to integrate fairness and integrity into their everyday decision-making through the support of small producers, workers’ rights and economic justice in our trading system. By increasing consumer awareness of the Fair Trade model, we can increase consumer purchase of Fair Trade products, strengthen our local economy and create solutions to end global poverty.

 Objectives

1)       To serve as a united interest group composed of like-minded individuals, organizations and businesses that promote Fair Trade and make Portland a Fair Trade City

2)       To educate Portland and surrounding communities about Fair Trade and how to bring it into their everyday lives through community events and educational programs

3)       To develop partnerships with educational institutions, social organizations, faith organizations and businesses to support Fair Trade

Annual Events

May 14 – World Fair Trade Day Celebration

October – Fair Trade Month

November – Portland Fair Trade Holiday Bazaar, First Unitarian Church

Monthly education program/film night, every 3rd Thursday starting September 15 at 6pm at Equal Exchange (1033 SE Main)

Other ongoing campaigns

Get Involved

Help be a resource for Fair Trade in your community and join the NWFTC! We have business, non-profit, individual and student memberships for as low as $10. Be a Fair Trade Advocate for your congregation or school and use our tools and actions to engage your community!

View our membership form on the blog homepage to the right.

Contact nwfairtrade@gmail.com for more inquiries!

FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK TO CHECK OUT ALL THE LOCAL CAMPAIGNS AND EVENTS!

Follow our blog to keep updated on local Fair Trade events and activities!
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2 responses to “About Us

  1. Evelyn Hanks

    We sell fair trade coffee at our church, Westminster Presbyterian, in Portland. It is called Cafe Justo and comes from Chiapas, Mexico We would like to be involved with your organization.

    Evelyn Hanks,

    • Northwest Fair Trade Coalition

      Thank you Evelyn! We can email you the survey for your participation! Please contact us if you’re interested in doing any programs related to fair trade at your church!

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