October is Fair Trade Month in America. It's held by TransFair USA, one of twenty members of Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International (FLO) and the only third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States. This year the theme of Fair Trade Month is Every Purchase Matters. By buying items that are certified Fair Trade (coffee, tea, sugar, olive oil, soap, and baskets, for example), you support fair prices, working conditions and compensation to farmers and workers all over the world.
Fair Trade and TransFair USA also work towards creating community developments, such as schools and health care, in addition to promoting sustainable agricultural practices.