Transparent Trade

Beyond Fair Trade:

Thread 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.

Who is Thread Coffee?  Check out this video to learn more!