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Meet Marquet, Maggie’s Organics and Matr Boomie — three of our favorite fair-trade brands to consider for holiday shopping. Not only does gift-giving feel good, but when you buy fair trade gifts, you’re supporting good working conditions and fair wages for producers.

What is fair trade?

According to National Co+op Grocers (NCG),1 fair trade means producers were paid wages that allow them to support their families and contribute to the betterment of their communities. Fair trade encourages democratic decision-making, transparency, gender equity and independence, and fair trade farmers and artisans work one on one with importers (rather than with middlemen).