October is Fair Trade Month. Buying fair trade products is important because fair trade products are not only better for the Earth, they are better for the workers who come in contact with them.

In honor of Fair Trade Month, I’m doing an MNN Fair Trade round-up. There’s lots of good stuff here that can help you better understand what fair trade is.

  • Fair trade facts – If you’re unfamiliar with what fair trade is, start here with the facts on what it means to be fair trade certified and what can carry the label.
  • Participate in World Fair Trade Day your way. There are lots of events happening this weekend for World Fair Trade Day, but if you can't make it to one you can still participate your own way. (All of these ideas work for Fair Trade Month, too.)
Fair trade products

We’ve done several reviews of some specific fair trade products. Check these out.

As you can see, we’re pretty big on fair trade around here. How about you? Do you have any favorite fair trade products you buy? 

Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.

Fair trade round-up
Here at MNN, we're big fans of fair trade and the positive impact buying and selling fair trade can bring to the market.