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Fair Trade USA audits and certifies transactions between U.S. companies and their international suppliers to guarantee that the farmers and workers producing Fair Trade Certified goods are paid fair prices and wages, work in safe conditions, protect the environment and earn community development funds to improve their communities. Fair Trade USA educates consumers, brings new manufacturers and retailers into the Fair Trade system, and provides farmers and workers with tools, training, and resources to thrive as international business people. Photograph by Bennett Wetch. © 2015 Fair Trade USA.