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Coffee in Crisis: How to Take Action

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"It is hard to believe that the price of coffee barely reaches $1 per pound. Producers are worried, disappointed and frustrated, because with this price, their hopes die.” — Rodolfo Penalba, general manager at COMSA, a cooperative of coffee farmers in Honduras

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"It is hard to believe that the price of coffee barely reaches $1 per pound. Producers are worried, disappointed and frustrated, because with this price, their hopes die.” — Rodolfo Penalba, general manager at COMSA, a cooperative of coffee farmers in Honduras

Fair Trade USA and Flor de Caña Partner to Bring Fair Trade Certified™ Rum to the Global Community

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OAKLAND, May 23, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Fair Trade USA, the leading certifier of Fair Trade products in North America, welcomed Flor de Caña premium rum to the Fair Trade community after certifying that the raw ingredients used in the production of the Nicaraguan rum are produced under rigorous social and environmental standards - covering areas like safe working conditions, protection of fundamental human rights and environmental best practices. Flor de Caña is proud of its partnership with Fair Trade USA to bring Fair Trade Certified rum to the global community by mid 2018.

Eco-Friendly Valentines Day Gifts For Your Earthy S.O.

by Holly Rhue, Buzzfeed Community Contributor
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It's sexy to care.

1.) SenseEcuador Roses, $44

ICYMI, red roses are out and sunset roses are in. SenseEcuador provides premium quality roses grown in the eco-friendly highlands of Ecuador. They're Fair Trade Certified and ship free anywhere in the U.S.

Fair Trade Gifts for Valentine's Day

Flowers and chocolate are the universal language of love. We're here to help you diversify your vocabulary.
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Whoever said chocolate and flowers are an unoriginal Valentine's Day gift, think again. While different cultures around the world have their own unique ways of celebrating Valentine's Day, gifts of chocolate and flowers are resounding common threads. In the Czech republic, for example, couples believe a kiss beneath a blossoming cherry tree will bring good luck for the year.

Kroger Expands Fair Trade Certified™ Offerings

Simple Truth® offers more Fair Trade Certified™ products than any other private label grocery brand in the country
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CINCINNATI, January 8, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Kroger, in partnership with Fair Trade USA, announced today that its Simple Truth® brand will expand in 2018 to offer more Fair Trade Certified™ products. The Simple Truth® brand’s current portfolio of Fair Trade products spans multiple commodities, including coffee, cocoa, coconut, tea, sugar and agave, and leads the private label grocery industry in Fair Trade offerings.  

Dole Pineapple Workers Open Community Center Thanks to Fair Trade

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Originally published by Fair Trade Certified

Dole Food Company and Fair Trade USA jointly announced today the inauguration of two new community centers near Dole’s Muelle and Bosque Farms in Costa Rica, made possible by Fair Trade purchases made at Whole Foods Market stores, which drive additional money to pineapple farmworkers to invest in projects of their choosing. The commencement events at the two locations took place on December 5th and 6th, 2017.

Gifts That Do Good: Your Fair Trade Holiday Gift Guide

When you’re shopping Fair Trade, finding a meaningful, personalized gift for everyone on your list can be easy.
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We put a lot of thought into finding the perfect holiday gifts, and as we all know, the very best ones come with great stories. With a Fair Trade gift, that’s exactly what you’ll find.

When you make a Fair Trade Certified purchase, you send a gesture of kindness to the farmers and workers who made it, the responsible companies who go the extra mile, and the planet we all share. So you're not just spreading holiday cheer—you're putting your gift to work, making a real, positive difference in many people's lives.

Houston, Texas Commits to Anti-Trafficking and Fair Trade

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HOUSTON, November 28th, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Fair Trade Campaigns is proud to announce Houston’s designation as the first Fair Trade Town in the state of Texas, the second largest Fair Trade Town in the United States. Houston is also the first major city to announce a zero tolerance human trafficking policy in city service contracts.

How to Cook with Fair Trade Ingredients This Holiday Season (Plus 6 Fair Trade Holiday Recipes!)

Fact: There's more Fair Trade Certified produce on store shelves during the holidays than any other time of the year
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If your holiday plans are anything like ours, let’s just say we’ll be going through our fair share of sugar, vanilla, spices, squash, and… oh, come to think of it, let's just make a grocery list. It’s the time of year for gathering around the table, and with more Fair Trade Certified produce on store shelves than any other time of the year (hint, hint!), it's the perfect time to extend our gratitude to farming families around the world.

The Power of She: The Fair Trade Difference

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Most of the people who make Athleta clothes are women. Which is kind of fitting (pardon the pun) when you think about it. It’s also what drove us, back in January, to partner with Fair Trade USA to create more than 40 Fair Trade Certified styles. Because our mission is to empower women and girls to achieve their limitless potential. All women and girls, including the women making our tanks, tights and tees.

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