Transparent Trade

Thread Coffee Sourcing Core Values and Map of Coffee Producers

Beyond Fair Trade:

03.23.2014Thread goes above and beyond fair trade standards to provide a model of trade that is more than just a logo. More and more farmers are expressing that fair trade minimum standards are not, in fact, fair. Thread strives to build a better model by:

  • paying higher prices than the fair trade minimum
  • establishing long-term, direct relationships with farmers
  • supporting practices that protect the environment and the culture
  • making a commitment to participatory democracy and collective structure, both here in the workplace and with the farmers


In striving to create a better model of trade, transparency is key. Thread works to provide information about our coffee’s journey every step of the way. All of our contracts and financials are open and available to the public. Browse the map below and visit our Farmer Profiles provided by Cooperative Coffees and Fair Trade

View our Fair Trade Proof Map →

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