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This guest post comes to us from Jon Jennings, Vice President of Marketing at PACT Apparel. PACT is dedicated to empowering workers along its entire supply chain, from those who grow the cotton to those who sew the final stitches, so that you can wear clothing that both feels and does good. Get cozy in a pair of PACT Crew Socks and read on!
This guest blog post comes to us from Laura Thompson, Senior Brand Manager for aspretto - Sodexo’s proprietary coffee brand. aspretto is dedicated to empowering coffee and tea farmers and workers around the world, and giving you a delicious cup of Fair Trade Certified™ coffee and tea. #BeFair and read on!
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