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11.21.11
Fair Trade USA depends on people like you to support our work in farming communities around the world, helping producer groups invest in the future of their...
11.11.11
This guest blog comes to us from our very own Ben Schmerler, Senior Manager of Coffee Supply Chains at Fair Trade USA. You may remember Ben from his work on...
10.28.11
Fair Trade Month Sponsor, Wholesome Sweeteners, has made great positive impact in Malawi. Read their story to learn what this impact looks like for the members...
10.24.11
Today is National Food Day, a time to come together and think about the food-related choices we make every day. Throughout our busy lives it's easy to forget...
10.19.11
Fair Trade Month sponsor, Green & Black’s contributes a guest blog and shares their philosophy of creating quality products in balance with doing good for...
10.24.11
We are inspired that Fair Trade is providing life-saving health care services and clean drinking water in some of the poorest and most isolated communities in...
10.10.11
When you buy chocolate made with Fair Trade Certified™ cocoa you are helping build schools and dig wells for safe drinking water. Cocoa farmers worldwide...
9.22.11
Congratulations to Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR) for becoming the world's largest purchaser of Fair Trade Certified coffee for 2010. In the last year...
9.06.11
Whether you're a long-time supporter of Fair Trade or an enthusiastic new fan, you know that Fair Trade USA is continuously evaluating and innovating our...
8.23.11
This sweet news made our day: Yesterday, Sam’s Club launched a new pound cake made with Fair Trade Certified™ sugar. By using Fair Trade Certified sugar in...
12.22.14
By Hannah Freeman, Director of Produce & Floral, Fair Trade USA If you made a salad today, there's a good chance that some of your fixings came from Mexico...
7.02.14
By Maya Spaull   All too often the news reports about marine species are grim: We read about declining fish stocks, illegal and unregulated...
10.17.13
The same people who stirred a bit of morality into your morning cup of joe want to get into your overstuffed closet, too. Fair Trade USA, a nonprofit...
5.01.13
By Susanna Bair Andrew Savitz, founder of Sustainable Business Strategies and author of books including Talent, Transformation and the Triple Bottom Line,...
4.09.13
By Mary Jo Cook, Chief Impact Officer, FairTrade USA Published in Partnership with Reuters AlertNet and in advance of the 2013 Skoll World Forum...
8.01.12
What is Empowerment? Our Principal’s Visit to Fair Trade USA in Colombia by Ana Zacapa We often hear the term empowerment, but wonder what it really actually...
5.30.12
We’re celebrating another Whole Trade Haitian mango season here at Whole Foods Market.  These juicy tropical treats will be in most of our stores for a...
4.12.12
Company top buyer of Fair Trade Certified™ bananas, pineapples and flowers in the U.S. under Whole Trade Guarantee label; reaches $2.5 million mark AUSTIN,...
12.30.11
A little more than a decade ago, two Iraqi American siblings were vacationing at the Grand Canyon when they decided to create a tea company that prized art...
8.30.11
January 12th, 2010 marks the day that a 7.0 magnitude quake killed or injured thousands of Haitian people and left nearly two million people homeless. It...
8.01.13
Banana cakes are like warm hugs. It’s a classic feel good cake that feels great to both bake and eat! So why don’t we dial it up a notch and make a Fair Trade...
OAKLAND, Calif. (June 6, 2013) – Fair Trade USA, the leading certifier of Fair Trade products in North America, and Whole Foods Market teamed up to...
OAKLAND, Calif. (December 5, 2012) – Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, today announced the...
OAKLAND, Calif. (October 25, 2012)  – Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, today announced...
OAKLAND, Calif. (August 31, 2012) – Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, today announced that...