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Can I find some Fair Trade out lets in Washington and New York to contact and to export goods like wild honey collected by Chenchus in the forest. (3 answers)

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I am John Nagella Chairperson, Association for Rivers and Coastal-Ecosystems Conservation (ARCC), a NGO not for profit making. ARCC Board consists 6 out 7 members are women.

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John Nagella
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Jun 23, 2009
John,

There are a few fully committed Fair Trade stores in DC and NY, some of whom are members of the Fair Trade Federation. For a product like honey, though, they may not be your best bet as they focus on handmade items with only limited amounts of food/beverage. You may want to reach out instead to natural products stores or related venues as they may be a better fit for a product like honey. 

If you do pursue Fair Trade Stores, they will most likely ask you a series of very specific questions to understand how your work corresponds to the principles of Fair Trade (see www.FairTradeFederation.org/explore). Before you begin reaching out to stores and if you haven't already, I would strongly encourage you to collect this information in advance.

You may also want to visit the Federation's page with information on supporting producers (see www.fairtradefederation.org/ht/d/sp/i/223/pid/223) for details on how the producer communities with which you are working can be tapped in to the broader Fair Trade movement.

Hope that helps!

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    John,

    There are a few fully committed Fair Trade stores in DC and NY, some of whom are members of the Fair Trade Federation. For a product like honey, though, they may not be your best bet as they focus on handmade items with only limited amounts of food/beverage. You may want to reach out instead to natural products stores or related venues as they may be a better fit for a product like honey. 

    If you do pursue Fair Trade Stores, they will most likely ask you a series of very specific questions to understand how your work corresponds to the principles of Fair Trade (see www.FairTradeFederation.org/explore). Before you begin reaching out to stores and if you haven't already, I would strongly encourage you to collect this information in advance.

    You may also want to visit the Federation's page with information on supporting producers (see www.fairtradefederation.org/ht/d/sp/i/223/pid/223) for details on how the producer communities with which you are working can be tapped in to the broader Fair Trade movement.

    Hope that helps!
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      Jun 23, 2009
      Carmen, hello!

      Many thanks for your valuable information. I will pursue it.

      Regards,

      John Nagella
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    Jul 2, 2009
    Hi John. Are you Fair Trade certified? If not this makes it difficult to sell products without this certification.

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