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12/01/2010

Fair Trade Certified Fashion Items Available from Pioneering Brands; Alternative to Sweatshops in Clothing Supply Chain

OAKLAND, CALIF. (Dec. 1, 2010) –Plenty of fashion brands call themselves fair, but a label that ensures fairness from the cotton field to your hanger hasn’t been on the shelves…until now. Just in time for the holidays, Fair Trade USA (formerly TransFair USA), the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, announces that a full range of Fair Trade Certified™ clothing items are now available in the United States as part of a two-year pilot test.  
11/17/2010

Fair Trade USA Announces Partial Import and Premium Data for 2010; Data Suggests Consumer Preference for Sustainable Development over Traditional Charity

OAKLAND, CALIF. (Nov. 17, 2010) – Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, today announces U.S. import and premium data from the first six months of 2010. Overall, Fair Trade’s approach to community empowerment and sustainable development continues to demonstrate strong growth across the board, with increases in additional income generated, farmers and workers served and imports certified.
11/09/2010

Event celebrates culmination of three-year Fair Trade coffee quality development program in Brazil

BELO HORIZONTE, Minas Gerais, Brazil, Nov. 9, 2010 –Winners of this week's Brazilian Fair Trade Certified coffee cupping competition have been announced. Carmo Barbosa Fernandes of the producer organization, Coopervitae, and Luciano Dazilio Delpupo of the producer organization, Pronova, won first place in the natural and semi-washed coffee categories respectively. The competition, which is a specialized tasting to assess coffee quality, capped off three years of intensive quality training for farmers and was attended by high-ranking Brazilian and U.S.
10/27/2010

Nonprofit Organization Recognized for Pioneering Use of Technology to Improve Operations

OAKLAND, CA (October 27, 2010) – Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, announced today that it has received a 2010 Convio Innovator Award. Convio, which produces software for nonprofit organizations, sponsors the Convio Innovator Awards each year in order to honor nonprofit groups that have successfully integrated Convio technology and the Internet into their operations.
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