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Guest Post from Sasha Schmitz, Public Relations & Communications Intern

Today’s post comes to us from Sasha Schmitz, Public Relations and Communications Intern at Fair Trade USA. Read on to hear about how one women serves as an inspiration for us here at Fair Trade USA and beyond.
In the fall of 2011 Fair Trade USA announced a new vision to double the impact of Fair Trade for farmers and workers by 2015. This initiative, which we call Fair Trade for All, is about increasing the scope, impact and relevancy of Fair Trade for everyone in the supply chain. To do this, we're:

Fair Trade USA Launches New Coffee Rust Response Fund

Let’s take a moment to think about our morning coffee. While we may be far from the Guatemalan Huehuetenango Highland or the Alajuela Province of Costa Rica, we brew ourselves a rich cup of Fair Trade coffee and for a brief moment we feel connected to the people and land that brought it to us.

Guest post from Sarah Minarik, Business Development Manager

This guest blog post comes to us from Sarah Minarik, Business Development Manager at Fair Trade USA. Sarah works hard every day to create business opportunities that transform the lives of farmers and farm workers around the world.

Our partnership with Cooper to expand Fair Trade

The power of Fair Trade is that the model leverages the market to improve the lives of people around the world. Tradtionally businesses have engaged in commerce and NGOs have made societal improvement their mission, but Fair Trade enables businesses to actively address human & environmental exploitation. As globalization has inextricably tied the health of people, businesss, and environment, there is an ever-increasing need for businesses to ensure long-term supply chain viability by supporting and investing in the people and environment where their products are sourced.
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