WHO WE ARE
The NYC Fair Trade Coalition is a grassroots organization that promotes fair trade businesses and retailers in New York City and educates consumers on the importance of fair trade. We partner with ethically-aligned businesses, retailers, NGOs, and citizens in New York City to host events and engage the public in dialogue.
We offer our members advertising support through our social media channels, coordinate sales events, and foster networking among ethical and fair trade businesses. We invite both businesses and fair trade advocates to join us!
JOIN THE COALITION!
Are you an ethically-aligned business ready for the support, camaraderie, and resources we can provide?
Are you curious and enthusiastic about ethical, sustainable, and fair trade businesses and products?
Are you a large business or organization that seeks partners instead of competitors?
What our members are saying...
"When I moved to NYC, I got to know the NYCFTC and all its actions regarding how we as a society, as business owners, as consumers, can make better choices for everyone involved in the chain. Having this idea organized in a community that leads to real actions was new world to me."
"NYCFTC has been essential in bringing my business out of a vacuum. Running a business whose focus is on Sustainability and Fair Trade comes with challenges that traditional companies don't face, putting people and the planet before profits. The NYCFTC community has been helpful in ways that I couldn't foresee, supporting new ideas while focusing on the core values of my business."
"I am grateful to be part of a community that works so hard building bridges and connections towards sustainability as a whole. Staying connected with individuals that are, at the same time, diverse and united by similar goals has helped me stay focused and positive through even the most trying times."
Natalia Pereira Cerqueira,
THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
The NYC Fair Trade Coalition is proud to support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals. Built upon the success of the Millennium Development Goals (2000-2015), the 17 SDGs offer a blueprint for international and cross-sectoral efforts to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.
As proponents for fair trade and sustainable practices in business, and especially fashion, our members work independently and collaboratively to promote the SDGs through startup brands, education, grassroots advocacy, and research.