CRS is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. The agency focuses on providing emergency relief and spurring development in struggling communities. In addition, CRS runs a program with the specific goal of promoting fair trade.
CTC is national coalition of environmental, labor, consumer, family farm, and religious groups that promote an alternative vision to the neoliberal model of globalization. The coalition promotes international trade policies that uphold economic justice, human rights, consumer safety, and environmental sustainability.
CLAC is The Latin American and Caribbean Network of Small Fair Trade Producers. CLAC represents nearly 300 democratically organized small producer organizations from twenty countries throughout Latin America. These organizations are comprised of over 200,000 families and small producers. CLAC helps support, strengthen, and develop the capacity of its members.
CIW organizes laborers, educates consumers, and targets bad actors in the food system. To date, eleven multi-billion dollar corporations have bowed to their pressure and signed a code of conduct that has translated into the improvement of working conditions and income for tens of thousands of farm workers and their families.
Cooperative Coffees is a coffee-importing coop comprised of 23 roasters from the United States and Canada. Cooperative Coffees maintains relationships with coffee growers from around the world and imports their high quality coffee on fair trade terms.
The Domestic Fair Trade Association is composed of organizations representing farmers, farm workers, food system workers, retailers, manufacturers, processors, and non-governmental organizations. DFTA’s primary goal is to support family-scale farming, reinforce farmer-led initiatives such as farmer co-operatives, and to bring these groups together with mission-based traders, retailers, and concerned consumers to contribute to the movement for sustainable agriculture in North America.
FTF is a North American trade federation of companies that are fully committed to fair trade as a business practice. While promoting the fully committed businesses, FTF seeks to alleviate poverty by expanding the practice of trade that values the labor and dignity of all people.
Fairtrade Africa is the body that represents fair trade producers in the 28 participating African countries within Fairtrade International. The body also helps support, strengthen, and develop the capacity of its members.
Family Farm Defenders is a national grassroots organization that believes all communities should be able to control their own food system. FFD’s mission is to create a farmer-controlled and consumer-oriented food and fiber system, based upon democratically controlled institutions that empower family farmers.
The Food Chain Workers Alliance is a coalition of worker-based organizations from throughout the food chain. The alliance works together to create a more just food system where workers are treated fairly and everyone has access to healthy and affordable food.
The purpose of the Institute for Food and Development Policy – Food First – is to eliminate the injustices that cause hunger.
Global Exchange is an international human rights organization dedicated to promoting social, economic, and environmental justice. In addition to their promotion of fair trade, Global Exchange’s focus ranges from strengthening local economies to ending the Iraq war.
Green America’s mission is to harness economic power—the strength of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace—to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society. One such method of theirs is by promoting fair trade and educating people on how to take part in a fairer economy.
IATP is a research and advocacy organization that works locally and globally at the intersection of policy and practice to ensure fair and sustainable food, farm, and trade systems. IATP founded Peace Coffee Roasters as well as Transfair USA, now Fair Trade USA.
The ILRF is a U.S. based organization that advocates for just and humane treatment of workers worldwide. Projects include ending child labor, protecting the rights for working women, ending sweatshop conditions, and protecting works’ ability to organize.
La Via Campesina is an international movement that brings together millions of peasants, small and medium-size farmers, landless people, women farmers, indigenous people, migrants, and agricultural workers from around the world. It opposes corporate driven agriculture and defends small-scale sustainable agriculture as a way to promote social justice and dignity.
NFFC is composed of family farm and rural groups whose members face the challenges of the economic recession in rural communities. They work to empower family farmers by reducing the corporate control of agriculture and promote more socially just farm and food policies.
The Network of Asian and Pacific Producers (NAPP) is the body that represents fair trade producers in Asia and the Pacific within Fairtrade International. The body also helps support, strengthen, and develop the capacity of its members.
The Organic Consumers Association is a public interest non-profit that represents over 850,000 members, subscribers and volunteers. This includes several thousand businesses in the natural foods and organic marketplace. The OCA champions campaigns for health, justice, and sustainability while challenging industrial agriculture and corporate consolidation of the global economy.
Sweatfree Communities, a campaign of the International Labor Rights Forum, assists sweatshop workers globally in their struggles to improve working conditions and form strong, independent unions.
The Teamsters was founded in 1903 and is a leading labor union in the U.S. and Canada comprised of over one million members. Together, the Teamsters pressure corporations to pay a fairer share of profits with workers from dozens of industries.
UNITE HERE is a labor union representing workers throughout the U.S. and Canada who work in the hotel, gaming, food service, manufacturing, textile, distribution, laundry, and airport industries. UNITE HERE is composed of over a quarter million organized workers that pressure corporations to pay a fairer share of profits to its workers.
UFW is a farm worker union that rose to prominence under Cezar Chavez’s leadership over 50 years ago. With a little over 5,000 members, UFW continues to organize agriculture workers across the U.S.
UFCW is a labor union representing over one million workers from retail and grocery stores as well as the food processing and meat packing industry. The union pressures corporations to pay a fairer share of profits with their workers.
United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS) is the nation’s largest youth-led, student labor campaign organization, with affiliated locals on over 150 campuses. USAS affiliates run both local and nationally-coordinated campaigns for economic justice in partnership with worker and community organizations. Since 1997, USAS has won precedent-setting campaigns, educated students about the growing dominance of corporations in the globalized economy, as well as the intersectionality of identity and social justice issues with the labor movement, and has trained tens of thousands of young activists to become skilled organizers, researchers, and campaigners in labor and social justice organizations.
The US Food Sovereignty Alliance (USFSA) works to end poverty, rebuild local food economies, and assert democratic control over the food system. We believe all people have the right to healthy, culturally appropriate food, produced in an ecologically sound manner. As a US-based alliance of food justice, anti-hunger, labor, environmental, faith-based, and food producer groups, we uphold the right to food as a basic human right and work to connect our local and national struggles to the international movement for food sovereignty.
USLEAP engages a broad range of organizations and individuals in the U.S. to promote full respect for the rights of workers in Latin America. USLEAP is involved in numerous campaigns to improve pay, working conditions, and the ability to organize for agricultural labors and factory workers.
The WFTO is the global representative body of over 400 members committed to Fair Trade. The organization has been around for almost 25 years and has helped maintained growth and solidarity within the movement.