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Partnership to Encourage Sustainable Agricultural and Business Practices Across Industry, Increasing Supply of High-Quality and Responsibly-Produced Coffee Raising Small Farmer Living Standards TransFair USA, Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International and Starbucks Encourage other NGOs and Government Agencies to Join Fund

ATLANTA; April 16, 2009 – (Nasdaq: SBUX) Building on their decade-long relationship, Starbucks, the Fairtrade Labelling Organizations (FLO) and TransFair USA will join forces to leverage a small-scale farmer loan program that is intended to grow to at least $20 million by 2015 based on current commitments from Starbucks Coffee Company. The Small Farmer Sustainability Initiative (SFSI) was designed to build on existing Starbucks efforts that help foster improved livelihoods, environmental stewardship and economic sustainability in the coffee industry.

TransFair USA, Organization Behind Fair Trade Certified™ to Certify Nuts, Oils, Fruit, Sports Balls and More

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA; March 6, 2009 – In an economy that has companies beating a hasty retreat, TransFair USA, the nonprofit behind Fair Trade Certified™ is seeing something that is in short supply.  Opportunity.
There are precious few firsts in the fashion industry, what with designers constantly borrowing from the past and trends continuously reinventing themselves. But this month marks the arrival of a notable new development on the apparel scene, and it just so happens to hail from a Bay Area nonprofit organization.
Fair Trade Certification has migrated from coffee to clothing. One of the first of two companies that the NGO Transfair USA has recently certified as fair trade is Tompkins Point Clothing, a designer of preppy men's clothing based in Wyckoff, New Jersey.
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