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12/21/2011
The recent Bloomberg’ article “Victoria’s Secret Revealed in Child Picking Burkina Faso Cotton” contains serious allegations of child labor on a farm which appears to be part of a Fair Trade cooperative. While this situation did not involve any business or producer partners of Fair Trade USA, we are saddened and dismayed to learn of any instance of child labor within or outside the Fair Trade system.
11/22/2011

World of Good Development Organization becomes Good World Solutions, Partners with Fair Trade USA to Increase Transparency and Promote Economic Empowerment

Oakland, CA – November 22, 2011 – Good World Solutions, (formerly World of Good Development Organization) best known for its award-winning Fair Wage Guide, today announced that it has re-launched under a new name and partnered with Fair Trade USA in order to expand its technology tools and reach over a million workers.
10/28/2011

Multiple Ingredients Products Policy to be Reviewed by Dec. 1

Multi-stakeholder consultation and engagement have always been core to our organization. We celebrate the diversity of perspectives and models in the global Fair Trade movement and we continually seek to learn from other approaches.
10/04/2011

Fair Trade USA’s innovative application provides the first user-generated, national directory of Fair Trade Certified™ products and their purchase locations

OAKLAND, CALIF. (October 4, 2011) – This October, conscious consumers and ethically-minded brands will unite to celebrate the eighth annual Fair Trade Month in the United States. The month will be marked by education events, in-store sampling programs and online initiatives designed to increase awareness and sales of Fair Trade Certified products, ultimately leading to greater impact for farmers and workers in developing countries. The theme for the national awareness effort is Every Purchase Matters.
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