Fair Trade Certified

Paul Rice, Founder and CEO (right)
Pictured with Maria De Lourdes Arguello Vazquez (left) 
and Magdiel Carreon Suarez (center)
Our First Republic team wants to work with us and help us grow. They understand our commitment to people and the planet.
Client Since 2020
Northern California, East Bay

Fair trade is based on the idea that getting a fair price for a great product can help improve lives and protect the environment. Since 1998, Fair Trade Certified has been working toward a day when all workers enjoy safe conditions and a living wage, and sustainable business is the norm. As a First Republic client, the organization benefits from the Bank’s extensive experience with nonprofits — and the quick results. With the help of committed partners like First Republic, Fair Trade Certified is on track to meet their goal of delivering $1 billion of financial impact annually by 2030.