Our Members

At the core of the Fair Rubber Association is the cooperation between members with commercial interests and others, who have no financial interest of their own but are keen to support the concept of Fair Trade. Both share the aim of thus trying to help disadvantaged rubber producers improve their working and living conditions.
Following is a list of member companies and organizations and supporting members (individual members are not listed).

 

Creating sustainable value chains has been our core activity for more than 20 years. We have developed a proven structured approach to designing effective business solutions and helping our clients implement them.

 

Launched in 2012, by Nicholas Horekens and Sofi Khwaja, Alice & Whittles is a Canadian fashion essentials lifestyle brand established on the fundamentals clean functional design that spans time and geography and the careful curation of sustainable materials.

 

CPR is considered a pioneer among condom producers, having been the first condom manufacturer to source Fairly Traded latex for their production process.

 

The Fair Squared brand was founded in Newcastle (UK) in 2011. Worldwide it is one of the first companies to offer cosmetics with the Fairtrade label. Fair Squared condoms made from Fairly Traded latex are on sale all over Europe. These condoms are produced without any ingredients from animal sources, which, in addition to the Fair Rubber Association label, allows Fair Squared condoms to be certified by the Vegan Society, too.

 

The FairTradeCenter Breisgau GmbH was founded in 2002. Since then, our co-operations and thus our product range, too have grown continuously. During the last years we have in particular invested in more direct imports and in closer co-operation with other Fair Trade importing companies. As a result of these efforts it is possible to expand beyond our classic product range into new product ideas and bring them to market. Fairly Traded rubber items developed into one of our main areas of trade.

 

Founded by traveler Kyle Berner in 2008, Feelgoodz is a casual lifestyle brand that creates high quality footwear featuring ethically sourced natural rubber, genuine leather, and handwoven textiles. Your purchase helps us sustain employment for the crafts of rubber tapping, fabric weaving, and shoemaking. Feelgoodz is working hard to integrate its supply chains with the Fair Rubber Association regulations on Fairly Traded natural rubber.

 

Global Nature Fund (GNF) is a not-for-profit, private international foundation based in Germany. GNF develops concepts and projects worldwide for the protection of the environment and nature. The foundation supports the private sector in establishing business models and sourcing policies which contribute to the sustainable use of resources – including natural rubber – and to the conservation of biological diversity.

 

Olli was founded in 2015 with the aim to introduce Fairly Traded flip flops to the US. Every pair of shoes purchased contributes to better working conditions, e.g. medical care, for the rubber workers and their families. Olli works with ethical, sustainable suppliers, so that our customers can buy with confidence. We look forward to expanding to other shoes with rubber soles in future.

 

PROLANA has been producing mattresses and bedding since 1987. The principles of the company are: Products of the finest quality, produced with natural materials like wool, cotton, silk, and latex, all sourced (as far as possible) from certified sustainable production systems and under Fair Trade conditions.

 

Source Atlantique is the largest independent importer/master distributor of specialty foods in the United States. If You Care (which includes household gloves made from natural rubber) is Source Atlantique’s largest and fastest-growing brand and is sold through major distribution channels such as specialty retailers, supermarket chains, natural foods stores and independent food co-ops.

 

Sustain is the first sustainable, Fair Trade brand of condoms in the US marketed, first and foremost, to women. Sustain is on a mission to help women take charge of their sexual health by purchasing, carrying and using condoms. Sustain is certified to be vegan, not tested on animals and is free of the carcinogenic chemical nitrosamine.

 

Timberfarm started planting rubber plantations in Panama in 2012 on degraded land. At present none of these plantations is at a stage where tapping is possible yet, but plans exist according to which a processing unit will soon be added to the plantations. Timberfarm aims to pay fair wages to workers, and wants to see others to follow; it always aims to work in harmony with nature. It is active in the Sustainable Natural Rubber Initiative (SNR-i) of the International Rubber Study Group. Timberfarm is a supporting member of Fair Rubber.

 

Verité aims to ensure that globalization is made to work for poor and vulnerable people around the world. We ensure that powerful institutions, and particularly the private sector, take responsibility for solving human rights problems where goods are made and crops are grown. The impact of our work is tangible: more income for workers and harvesters; increased opportunities for women, minorities and migrants; protection for children and those in forced labor; safer working conditions in factories, farms, fisheries and mines; and empowerment for workers and harvesters.