If you would like your organization to be listed on our online guide to mission-driven brands, please complete the online application form. Please note that there is a $50 non-refundable application fee (fee is waived for organizations that are certified by the SPP or are a member of the Fair Trade Federation, World Fair Trade Organization or Cooperative Coffees). Feel free to contact us with questions. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
After we receive your complete application, we will contact you regarding its status within 30 days.
- Member of Fair Trade Federation, World Fair Trade Organization, Cooperative Coffees or Domestic Fair Trade Association and/or certified by an eco-social certification* at 70% or above of product line (all products which are eligible for certification must come from a certified source).
- Full commitment to small-scale farmers with proof via references from farmer/producer groups and posted statements. (This requirement can also be fulfilled through certification by the Small Producer Symbol (SPP), or membership in the WFTO, FTF, or Co-op Coffees)
- Accurate and non-misleading labeling. We review packaging and promotional materials for proof of accuracy in labeling. We may request samples of packaging and materials for review.
- Brand does not actively support policies that harm small-scale producers, such as current free trade agreements, and is not a member of an organization that is actively supporting these policies. Brand is to submit a list of organizations that do lobby, political, or advocacy work they support either as a member or via financial donations.
*Eco-social certifications include: Fairtrade International, Small Producer Symbol, Fair for Life, Fair Trade USA, Rainforest Alliance, UTZ, Ecocert, IBD, or Food Justice Certified.