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Fair Trade USA Announces Growth & New Product Categories

First Ever Fair Trade Certified™ Seafood and New Home Goods Items Hit Retail Shelves To kick off Fair Trade Month, Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in North America, announces the expansion of Fair Trade Certified™ products across several categories, including home goods and apparel, and the launch of a new category: seafood. In 2015, Fair Trade USA partnered with 74 new companies (for a total of 1019), and helped launch hundreds of new Fair Trade Certified products into the North American market.

Clinton Global Initiative Commitment aims to expand Fair Trade from Farm to Factory

Fair Trade USA announced this week at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting its commitment to improve working conditions and enable sustainable livelihoods for factory workers, “Fair Trade Farm To Factory: An Ethical Sourcing Model.” Over the next two years, Fair Trade USA will certify 35 new factories, working with 30 new brand partners to improve the lives of

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Fair Trade Month is here! From environmental protection to poverty alleviation, there are plenty of reasons to support Fair Trade. Help us celebrate the incredible people who grow, sew and craft our favorite products this October (and every day of the year!).

Top 10 Hottest Fair Trade Products for Summer!

School's out, the beaches are open, and it's time to have some fun in the sun!  Celebrate summer with Fair Trade Certified™ products, and give back to Fair Trade farmers and workers worldwide.  To help you out we've created the one and only "Fair Trade Summer Playlist" to highlight some of our favorite Fair Trade products of the season. Consider it the sound track for your Fair Trade lifestyle. 

Guest Blog Post from Choice Organic Teas and Giveaway

This guest blog post comes to us from Valerie Skubal, Sales and Marketing Assistant for Choice Organic Teas.  Choice Organic Teas is dedicated to empowering tea workers around the world and giving you an organic & delicious cup of Fair Trade tea!  So brew a fresh cup and read on! There’s nothing quite as refreshing as a tall glass of iced tea on a hot summer day. Making iced tea at home is so simple, and I’m here to show you how to do it with loose leaf tea! 
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