Community Investment

8.03.11
Last week we had the pleasure of visiting with Gilbert Ramirez, a Fair Trade coffee and sugar producer from a cooperative in Costa Rica called CoopeAgri. It...
7.26.11
Since 1998, Fair Trade certification has helped the U.S. coffee industry deliver nearly $45 million in community development premiums to hardworking farmers...
7.22.11
For many of our business partners here in the U.S. Fair Trade is so much more than a socially responsible chocolate bar or an environmentally friendly cup of...
7.11.11
One thing we love to do here at Fair Trade USA is help tell the stories of other mission-driven groups using Fair Trade to make a difference in the world. One...
7.08.11
One of the powerful things about the Fair Trade model is its ability to impact both workers on the ground as well as mission-driven companies here in the U.S....
7.05.11
At the heart of everything we do at Fair Trade USA is our ultimate goal to alleviate poverty among farming communities around the world. If you're reading this...
6.29.11
At the heart of everything we do at Fair Trade USA is our ultimate goal to alleviate poverty among farming communities around the world. If you're reading...
6.21.11
Imagine if your only opportunity for an education meant attending class in a bug-infested school with dirt floors. Only rusted iron sheeting protected you from...
6.20.11
Since the Fair Trade Certified™ tea program began in late 2000, certified imports by U.S. traders have totaled more than 7.3 million pounds and generated more...
6.16.11
This post comes to us from our very own Hannah Freeman, Director of Produce & Floral Business Development. On a recent trip to Haiti, a Fair Trade farmer...
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...
3.20.11
Aguilera, who was born in Cuba but has lived in Boulder for the past 29 years, is channeling that cognizance into action as she volunteers with other locals to...
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...