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Working to Make Coffee the World’s First Sustainable Agricultural Commodity

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At Fair Trade USA we have long worked with a diverse range of stakeholders to deliver on our mission to empower farmers and workers around the world. Beyond the producer organizations at the heart of our movement we work with governments, traders, companies, NGOs, foundations, advocacy organizations and a wide range of committed and energized individuals who share our goals in support of justice and sustainability in coffee.

5 Fair Trade Certified™ Products to Get You Ready for Spring

Maximum Sunshine Calls for Maximum Deliciousness
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Spring is a time of transformation and rejuvenation. Flowers bloom, the sun returns and our favorite café patios are starting to open up again. As we begin to come out of hibernation it's important to remember self-care. That's why we've selected five of our favorite Fair Trade Certified™ items that will help you step into spring with your best foot forward. They nourish us, they indulge us, they excite our taste buds, AND they help take care of people and planet. 

Enjoy!

Recognition of the Fair Trade Certified™ Seal Hits an All-Time High

Fair Trade USA and the Natural Marketing Institute release new data on consumer awareness of Fair Trade; driven by growing demand for and availability of ethical products
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OAKLAND, Calif., February 28, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in North America, and the Natural Marketing Institute (NMI), an international consulting and research firm specializing in health and sustainability, today release new data indicating that sixty-seven percent of consumers now recognize the Fair Trade Certified™ seal, an eight-percentage point increase over 2015.

Fair Trade's Holiday Gift Guide

Gifts that Do Good
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The holidays are just around the corner!  Time to make your list, check it twice, and start finding gifts for all of the important people in your life.  And while those homemade sweaters you gave out last year were memorable (and even fit a few people), why not make your gifts Fair Trade this year and extend the goodwill one step further- to the people behind our favorite products?  

When you choose gifts marked with the Fair Trade Certified seal, you’re saying “yes” to:

The Fair Trade Frosting on the Cake: Wholesome! Announces World's First Fair Trade Organic Frostings

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SUGAR LAND, Texas, October 18, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Wholesome!, the nation’s leading Fair Trade, Organic sweetener brand, is stretching its Fair Trade impact even further this year with the launch of the first ever Fair Trade Organic Frostings.

Matano - A New Sports Brand with Fair Trade Certified™ Apparel - Launching on Kickstarter Today!

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WICHITA, Kan., May 31, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Matano has officially launched its first line of Fair Trade Certified™ sports apparel today on Kickstarter. Matano is a new sports brand with a mission to provide ethically made sports gear for the “Everyday Athlete”.

Conscientous Seafood Providers Educate Others

By Traci Angel
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Originally published on The Guardian

It’s just not environmental advocates who are talking about sustainable seafood these days. Concerned chefs, supermarket executives and suppliers are taking action to ensure that seafood is responsibly sourced and served.

Albertsons Companies Celebrates Safeway's Year-end 2015 Commitment for Responsibly Sourced Seafood

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We are proud to announce that as of year-end 2015, 77% of Safeway’s fresh and frozen seafood and 99% of private label frozen packaged seafood met our Responsible Sourcing Commitment. Since setting this ambitious goal in 2010, Safeway (including Carrs, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Vons, and Pavilions) has transitioned over 29 million pounds of seafood to environmentally responsible sources.

Join the #BeFair Twitter Party

Join the movement, win prizes & tweet for Fair Trade at 10/8 at 5PM PT
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Fair Trade Month is here! From environmental protection to poverty alleviation, there are plenty of reasons to support Fair Trade. Help us celebrate the incredible people who grow, sew and craft our favorite products this October (and every day of the year!).

Wake Up to Ethically-Sourced Coffees from BJ’s Wholesale Club

For Fair Trade Month, BJ’s Expands Fair Trade Certified™ Selection with 11 Wellsley Farms Coffee Varieties
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In honor of October’s Fair Trade Month, BJ’s Wholesale Club announces today the expansion of its Fair Trade Certified™ selection to include 11 ground and whole bean coffee varieties from its own brand Wellsley Farms™.

“From the lush mountains of Indonesia to the highlands of Guatemala, we travel the world to deliver Fair Trade Certified™ coffee to our Members while ensuring farmers receive fair-minded prices for their harvests,” said Melissa O’Brien, coffee buyer for BJ’s Wholesale Club.

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