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01/27/2017

Reflections from Fair Trade USA

The Weather Channel and Telemundo have released a new investigation called “The Source: The Human Cost Hidden Within a Cup of Coffee." This work sheds light on a disheartening and serious reality in the coffee industry--that child labor not only exists, but is often necessary for families to survive. Though the farms covered in the report are not Fair Trade Certified, we have a collective responsibility to engage in dialogue and work toward meaningful solutions.
02/26/2016

Fair Trade USA and the Natural Marketing Institute reveal new data on consumer attitudes toward Fair Trade; strong support from Millennials and mainstream grocery

OAKLAND, California (February 25, 2016) – Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in North America, and the Natural Marketing Institute (NMI), an international consulting and research firm specializing in health and sustainability, today released new data indicating that fifty-nine percent of consumers now recognize the Fair Trade Certified™ label.
10/01/2015

First Ever Fair Trade Certified™ Seafood and New Home Goods Items Hit Retail Shelves

Oakland, CA. (October 1, 2015) – To kick off Fair Trade Month, Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in North America, announces the expansion of Fair Trade Certified™ products across several categories, including home goods and apparel, and the launch of a new category: seafood. In 2015, Fair Trade USA partnered with 74 new companies (for a total of 1019), and helped launch hundreds of new Fair Trade Certified products into the North American market.
09/30/2015

Clinton Global Initiative Commitment aims to expand Fair Trade from Farm to Factory

New York, NY, September 30, 2015 –  Fair Trade USA announced this week at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting its commitment to improve working conditions and enable sustainable livelihoods for factory workers, “Fair Trade Farm To Factory: An Ethical Sourcing Model.” Over the next two years, Fair Trade USA will certify 35 new factories, working with 30 new brand partners to improve the lives of 40,000 factory workers, globally.
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