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Workers at Bananeras de Urabá invest in their community through Fair Trade Certified bananas

1 in 2 pieces of fruit imported into the U.S. is a banana. With their short shelf life and huge demand, importing bananas is a process that must run like clockwork.

Your Guide to a Fairer School Year

  Believe it or not, but it’s time to dig out your backpack, prep your lunch box, and dust off those books:  the new school year has just begun! With Fair Trade USA’s Back-to-School guide, you can easily choose products that ensure children in farming communities around the world stay in school, have food on the table, and can access scholarship programs for higher education.

Guest post from Martin Connelly, President of The Little Red Cup Tea Co.

This guest blog post comes to us from Martin Connelly, President of The Little Red Cup Tea Company.  Read on to learn how the Little Red Cup was started, and why Fair Trade and organic are key parts of the company's commitment to sustainability.

Fair Trade Improves Lives with Safe Drinking Water

According to the UN, 2.5 billion people, including almost one billion children, do not have access to basic sanitation. Every 20 seconds, a child dies as a result of poor sanitation, adding up to 1.5 million preventable deaths each year. Although clean water is a luxury for many living in poverty, Fair Trade is a powerful way to change this story.

Guest Post from Santiago Halty, Founder & CEO of Senda Athletics

This guest blog post is from the Founder & CEO of Senda Athletics, Santiago Halty. He would really appreciate it if you supported his campaign to create a documentary about Fair Trade soccer balls.
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