Members of Fair Trade Certified Coffee Associations put their Beans to the Test
BELO HORIZONTE, Minas Gerais, Brazil, Nov. 20, 2009 - Winners for this week's Brazilian Fair Trade Certified coffee cupping competition have been announced. Sebastião Reguim of the producer association, Unipcafem, and Marcos Antônio Nali of the producer association, Pró-nova, won first place in the natural and semi-washed coffee categories. The competition, which is a specialized tasting process to assess quality, capped off several months of intensive quality training for farmers and was attended by high-ranking Brazilian and U.S.
OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 17 - TransFair USA, the third-party certifier of Fair Trade Certified™ products in the United States, today announced that it is extending the "Fair Trade lifestyle" into cotton clothing, bed and bath products. The first Fair Trade Certified apparel and home goods products are expected to hit U.S. retail shelves in spring 2010. To ensure the highest impact program for Fair Trade Certified garments, TransFair USA is now seeking public comment on its new draft factory standard.
Campaign Designed to Unite Consumer Advocates, Retailers and Manufacturers and Raise Awareness of Fair Trade through National Campaigns, Local Events and Online Promotions
Oakland, Calif. (October 1, 2009) - October is Fair Trade Month, and TransFair USA, the only independent, third-party certifier of Fair Trade Certified products in the United States, is pleased to announce a full line-up of local, grassroots events celebrating this year’s theme: “31 Days, 31 Ways.”
Commitment Partners will Work to Alleviate Poverty among Small-Scale Coffee Farmers in Rwanda
New York (September 22, 2009) - TransFair USA, the only third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, in partnership with the Cordes Foundation and Green Mountain Coffee today announced a Commitment to Action at the 2009 meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) to fight poverty among small farmers in Rwanda by enabling them to sell more Fair Trade Certified coffee.