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01/18/2012

Transparency, Clarity and Impact at the Core of U.S. Certifier’s Policy and Label Evolution

OAKLAND, CA (January 18, 2012) -- Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, today unveiled a newly redesigned certification label and significant revisions to its Multiple Ingredients Product Policy. The changes will better serve the needs of farmers, businesses and consumers that look to the Fair Trade Certified label to ensure that rigorous standards, transparency and efforts to provide the greatest impact possible have been met.
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.
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