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04/17/2014
1 Billion Pounds Certified by Fair Trade USA to Date Fair Trade USA Announces Key Milestone and New Innovations in Impact Measurement, Farmer Services, and Supply Chain Transparency
03/05/2014

Fair Trade Certified products gain momentum in North American markets, helping shoppers make every purchase matter

Oakland, CA (March 5, 2014) – Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in North America, today announces the launch of over 50 new Fair Trade Certified™ apparel and consumer packaged goods (CPG) products in the first quarter of 2014, delivering more sustainable choices to consumers. These new products add to the 300 Fair Trade Certified CPG items launched in 2013 alone. 
02/19/2014

Amid coconut boom, Fair Trade certification empowers farmers and workers to improve their lives and protect the environment

Oakland, Calif. (February 19, 2014) – Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in North America, today announces the launch of Fair Trade Certified™ coconut products into the global market. Beginning with coconut waters and oils, Fair Trade USA welcomes the versatile nut into its offerings with the aim of improving the lives of small-scale coconut farmers, and protecting workers in coconut processing facilities.  
10/22/2013

Patagonia to be one of the first major outdoor-clothing companies to offer Fair Trade Certified™ apparel; inaugural collection available in Fall 2014.

VENTURA and OAKLAND, California. (October 22, 2013) - Patagonia Inc., the outdoor apparel company, is proud to announce its plans to offer Fair Trade Certified™ apparel starting with nine styles in the Fall 2014 season.
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