OS Hub has become a public, single source of truth that Fair Trade USA can use to match brands with Fair Trade Certified factories.
Matching brands with certified facilities in an easy, interactive map
Fair Trade USA is always working to make it easier for brands to find and connect with Fair Trade Certified™ facilities. In order to facilitate this reliable virtual match-making, Fair Trade USA was looking, in particular, for a platform that would allow factories to independently verify current sourcing information in the same place where brands would be able to search by product, country, processing activities and more.
To achieve this level of interaction, Fair Trade USA began listing Fair Trade Certified factories on Open Supply Hub and encourages the owners of those factories to claim their facility profiles, adding additional sourcing data points, such as facility type, production capabilities, lead times, and more. Through this process, OS Hub has become a public, single source of truth that Fair Trade USA can use to match brands with Fair Trade Certified factories.
Supply chain transparency is increasingly becoming part of our everyday. We are proud to collaborate with Open Supply Hub to provide a window into the path of origin for who, what, and where our products are coming from.
– Jill Lewis, Fair Trade USA Sr. Partnerships Director, Factory Division
Founded in 1998, Fair Trade USA is the leading 501(c) (3) nonprofit, third party certifier of fair trade products in North America. Fair Trade USA is building an innovative model of responsible business, conscious consumerism, and shared value to eliminate poverty and enable sustainable development for farmers, workers, their families, and communities around the world.