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02/14/2017
Horizon Fisheries, Blueyou Trading and Fair Trade USA have partnered to launch the first ever seafood product, canned skipjack tuna, that carries both the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and Fair Trade Certified labels. Fishing communities from four islands in the Maldives, which have caught skipjack tuna using traditional pole and line gear for centuries, are now receiving this unique recognition for being both sustainably managed and socially equitable.
02/03/2017
True fair trade is about mutually beneficial relationships rooted in trust and respect spanning geographic and cultural boundaries. As a global movement, fair trade brings attention to people around the world who work under exploitative conditions and highlights the true costs of goods in global supply chains. Organizations and activists, businesses and brands, farmers, workers and artisans have diligently worked for more than 40 years to bring greater balance to the terms of trade.
01/31/2017

More than 40 styles now provide a premium to predominantly female factory workforce

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., January 31, 2017– Athleta is introducing its collection of styles created in a factory certified by Fair Trade USA, an organization dedicated to creating social and economic opportunities for factory workers around the world.
01/27/2017

Reflections from Fair Trade USA

The Weather Channel and Telemundo have released a new investigation called “The Source: The Human Cost Hidden Within a Cup of Coffee." This work sheds light on a disheartening and serious reality in the coffee industry--that child labor not only exists, but is often necessary for families to survive. Though the farms covered in the report are not Fair Trade Certified, we have a collective responsibility to engage in dialogue and work toward meaningful solutions.
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