Press Room

03/19/2011
Greenlight staff personally make several trips a year to visit partners in Asia, Africa or South America, working with factories to help get their fair trade certification, scouting prospects for a magnet school we aim to open within the next year, perfecting production of our first consumer line of merchandise to be launched later this year, or even dropping off new cricket equipment to rescued boys at a partner ashram.
03/15/2011

OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM FAIR TRADE USA

Today Fairtrade International (FLO) announced changes to Fair Trade coffee minimum price, premiums and standards that will take effect on April 1, 2011. Fair Trade USA supports efforts to improve the standard of living for coffee farming communities around the world, the mission to which we, our many movement stakeholders and our industry partners are deeply committed.
03/10/2011

What’s in a Name? What constitutes a Fair Trade Certified product?

Our organization was recently renamed Fair Trade USA, a change that has received almost entirely positive responses from consumers, business partners, NGOs and other stakeholders.  The reason for our name change is simple—when we increase awareness of fair trade, we provide more impact in terms of additional income and community investment dollars to the farmers and workers whom we serve.  For example, from 2005 to 2010, Fair Trade awareness quadrupled to 34 percent among American consumers.  In the same period, additional income to producer communities more tha
03/07/2011

Fair Trade USA Releases Sales Data from SPINS at Natural Products Expo West

OAKLAND, CA (March 7, 2011) –Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, today reports new data to confirm that mainstream consumers are increasing their commitment to Fair Trade faster than ever.  Sales of Fair Trade Certified™ products increased 24 percent at grocery stores during 2010. Today, consumers can find Fair Trade products in every aisle of the supermarket.
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