Spread the word and tell these trade groups you want Fair Trade wine and spirits!
According to Green America, most of the wine produced in the Global South and sold in the US comes from vineyards where growers are paid poverty wages for their work and are exposed to dangerous pesticides. To monitor this, the Fair Trade Labeling Organization (FLO) began certifying wine cooperatives in South Africa in 2003 and in Chile and Argentina in 2004. IMO’s Fair for Life program currently certifies wine as well. Fair Trade spirits, like organic quinoa vodka, are also hitting the market.
Looking for committed Fair Trade wine and spirit products? Visit Fair World Project Commited Brands Page.
FWP’s committed brands are based on one of the following criteria:
- Companies are a member of the Fair Trade Federation (FTF), World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO), Domestic Fair Trade Association (DFTA) or Cooperative Coffees;
- Certified by IMO’s Fair For Life program;
- Certified by the Agriculture Justice Project’s Food Justice Certified program;
- 70% or more of a company’s product line is certified by FLO/Transfair USA as “whole product” Fair Trade