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06/13/2011

Organic Fair Trade Cotton Becomes the Gold Standard in Responsible Sourcing Practices

OAKLAND, CA and LUBBOCK, TX (June, 13 2011)  –  Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, and Textile Exchange, a leader in facilitating the expansion of the global organic cotton and sustainable fiber supply chain, have formed a strategic partnership to offer brands new opportunities in responsible sourcing and to better support cotton farming communities around the world.  This new partnership will focus on market-linkage, j
05/06/2011
OAKLAND, CA (May 6, 2011)–Fair Trade USA™, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, today announced that Chicago is the largest Fair Trade Town in the United States and the second largest in the world. Chicago has officially met all of the criteria to be declared a Fair Trade Town and joins the ranks of nearly 1,000 Fair Trade Towns throughout the world, including London, Rome, Barcelona and Boston.
04/25/2011

Researchers from Harvard, the London School of Economics and Massachusetts Institute of Technology Release Study on the Value of Ethical Labeling

Oakland, CA (April 25, 2011) – Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, reports new findings which confirm that the prominent appearance of the Fair Trade Certified™ label increases sales  among coffee-buying consumers.
04/25/2011

Fair Trade USA’s 2010 Almanac Highlights Reflects Dramatic Growth in Fair Trade Certified Organic Imports and Community Investments

OAKLAND, California (April 25, 2011) – Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, today releases its 2010 Almanac. With more than 9,500 Fair Trade Certified™ consumer products offered by more than 700 industry partners at more than 60,000 retail locations, this yearly report serves as a barometer for the health and growth of Fair Trade in the United States.
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