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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...
5.31.11
Fair Trade looks at trade as a means to directly address poverty. In a new position paper entitled “Poverty Reduction and Trade: Fair Trade as a Vehicle to...
5.24.11
Fair Trade USA has teamed up once again with health coach Jamie G. Dougherty and WorldofGood.com by eBay to present you with TWO new recipes in our Fair...
5.19.11
Gerison Mabonga lives on the slopes of Mt. Elgon in Western Kenya where more than 50% of his neighbors live below the poverty line. Gerison's cooperative -...
5.06.11
Mother's Day 2011 is here, and we'd like to take a moment to thank all of our Fair Trade supporters and partners that work hard every day to improve the lives...
5.03.11
Your Mother’s Day gift guide from Fair Trade USA is here! The gifts on this list provide fair wages and better lives for 1.2 million farmers and workers in...
5.02.11
Nature's All Foods has taken Fair Trade Certified fruit to a whole new level. With their selection of freeze dried treats, Nature's All works hard to ensure...
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...