Mercado Global

The Problem

Mercado Global is a non-profit fair trade organization that links the world’s most rural and economically-disadvantaged cooperatives to the U.S. market through a model that provides both fair wages and investments in each community’s long-term development.   We work with women’s artisan cooperatives in Latin America, helping them to develop and produce beautiful, all-natural handmade products. Our primary product lines include: organic, naturally dyed cotton products, eco-friendly ceramics, and all-natural jewelry. We market these product lines through our online store and through our Fair Trade Sourcing Program, which targets large retailers and other distributors.  All our sales provide women with fair wages, and 100% of profits return to our partner cooperatives to fund scholarship programs, school construction, and other local development projects.

Plan of Action

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