Farmer Soul and Fair Trade USA Announce Partnership

Responsible manufacturing promoted through new partnership with Fair Trade Certified™ program

LAS VEGAS, NV and OAKLAND, CA, OCTOBER 22, 2018 - Farmer Soul LLC has officially announced its plans to introduce several product categories made from environmentally friendly material that will also be Fair Trade Certified™, meaning Farmer Soul will pay an additional premium on every product to a worker managed community development fund to better the lives of predominately female factory workers. Farmer Soul is celebrating Fair Trade Month throughout October 2018 by joining the family of importers who support with Fair Trade Certified™ products. The program has turned Farmer Soul into an Importer and Brand holder that supports Fair Trade Certified™ goods. Farmer Soul is excited to partner with Fair Trade USA. They are now part of the Fair Trade movement playing an invaluable role on impacting lives from around the world and delivering ethical, sustainable and environmentally conscious products. Each and every product that carries the Fair Trade Certified™ seal makes a lasting impression and positive impact contributing to hope, prosperity, and growth for many skillful artisans whose lives are empowered. Fair Trade USA also ensures safety, healthy, and prosperous working conditions for workers producing these products. For every Fair Trade Certified™ product sold, an additional contribution is made to benefit the person making that product. The direct contributions go directly to the workers’ bank accounts without any middlemen or red tape. Workers at the factory democratically elect a Fair Trade Committee to represent their interests and effective management of these funds to empower their lives. The investment could range from making improvements in their communities, adding a new playground for children or daycare, making improvement to transportation, or simply a bonus into their rainy day account.

“We are extremely happy to be working with Fair Trade USA, as we share core company values and common goal,” commented Farmer Soul founder Jerald Zargarian. “We look forward working together to supporting and empowering organic farmers, artisan workers, and protecting the environment.”

Farmer Soul’s mission to improve lives and make an impact on the planet wouldn't be possible without so many dedicated consumers around the world. The company’s customers are striving to make a lasting impact with their purchasing power on the environment and ethical production of many goods.

When customers choose Fair Trade Certified™ goods, they’re voting with their dollar - supporting ethical business and promoting environmentally sustainable production. The new partnership with Fair Trade USA will increase product categories that will offer a wider selection of ethically and environmentally sustainable products at Farmer Soul. Farmer Soul has very stringent criteria to ensure its suppliers adhere to ethical production standards. The collections include handmade, Fair Trade Certified™,  organic, recycled, upcycled, and re-purposed products from across the world.

Feedback from customers has been enthusiastic and supportive across the board Barbara A., from Los Angeles, recently said in a five-star review, “I adore my new crochet keychain from Farmer Soul. I know it has been ethically produced and it looks amazing. I get compliments all the time.  Fully recommended.”

About Farmer Soul Farmer Soul is an online retailer that has been inspired by urban farming and experimenting in the desert with cotton and other plants. They have entered fashion and retail industries to make an impact on social and environmental issues to promote fair labor, and clean environment, especially water and soil. They carry and promote products that are made ethically, from sustainable material and carry various categories from organic ingredients and fibers.