Focus on Fair Trade

Choosing Fair Trade products ensures decent wages and living conditions for workers and small producers in developing countries. Marlene’s is proud to offer many Fair Trade options and supports small-scale farmers and artisans around the world.


Equal Exchange is rooted in the belief that true Fair Trade keeps small farmers an active in the world marketplace, and aims to empower consumers to make purchases that support their values. Find a wide variety of Equal Exchange Fairly Traded products at Marlene’s.


Theo Chocolate believes that the finest artisan chocolate in the world can (and should) be produced ethically, sustainably, and in Seattle. The first organic and Fair Trade chocolate factory in the country hasn’t stopped honing their craft. Try their newest chocolatey  additions, including Cinnamon Horchata and Root Beer Barrel!


Sambazon believes Fair Trade is more than just fair wages. Partnering with ECOCERT, they helped develop the rigorous guidelines they and subsequent açai producers must follow. Look for their antioxidant and healthy omega rich frozen sorbets, energy drinks, and juice blends.


Guayakí Fair Trade Certified yerba mate teas are grown, harvested, and dried according to time honored traditions and adhere to the highest environmental and sustainable business practices. Visit the tea section to find loose leaf Guayaki and the cooler for ready to drink cans and bottles!


Alaffia was established to alleviate poverty and empower communities in West Africa through the fair trade of shea butter and other indigenous resources. Find their new Coconut Reishi line in our body care department.


Maroma creates luxurious body care and fragrance products with a mission to provide Fair Trade working conditions and livable wages for communities in India. Explore their wide array of incense and cologne, including Cedar Lavender, Olibanum Citrus, and Tonka Vetiver.


Maggie’s Organics has been committed to providing Fair Trade, certified organic cotton and wool socks, leggings, hair bands, clothing and more for 25 years. Treating people and the planet with dignity and respect is at the core of what they do, and is the secret ingredient in a really great pair of socks!