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Wave of New Fair Trade Certified Products Hits Grocery Store Shelves

Rise of Conscious Consumerism and Label Recognition Inspires Uptick in Product Launches at Expo West
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OAKLAND, Calif., March 4, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in North America, announces the launch of more than 600 new Fair Trade Certified™ consumer packaged goods (CPG) products in 2018, many of which will be featured at the upcoming Natural Products Expo West trade show in Anaheim (March 5-9). 

Fair Trade Gifts for Valentine's Day

From Ecuador to Côte d’Ivoire, your love can go the distance.
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However you choose to express your love, you can't go wrong with a Fair Trade Certified™ gift because it says you not only care about them, but also that you care about the planet, the lives behind the product, and the impact of your purchase.

J.Crew Group Inc. Puts Factory Employees First With New Fair Trade Certified Denim

J.Crew and Madewell provide economic opportunities and increase sustainability with new collection
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OAKLAND, Calif., January 29, 2019 /3BL Media/– Today, Fair Trade USA announces the beginning of a long-term partnership with the J.Crew Group and the introduction of J.Crew and Madewell’s first-ever Fair Trade Certified™ collection.

Fair Trade Campaigns National Conference to Unite Advocates in Chicago March 1-3, 2019

Companies, Students, Farmers, Activists Convene to Grow the Fair Trade Movement
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November 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Global Fair Trade advocacy organization Fair Trade Campaigns will host its annual national conference, a multi-stakeholder gathering of Fair Trade supporters, in Chicago, IL, March 1-3, 2019. The conference, which will focus on tangible pathways for growing the Fair Trade movement, will bring together a diverse and active audience – from Fair Trade farmers, workers and artisans to NGOs, students, citizen advocates and companies.

Fair Trade USA Launches Record Number of Private Label Products

Nonprofit sees 45% year-over-year growth with 176 private-label product launches in 2018
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OAKLAND, Calif., November 6, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in North America, has collaborated with dozens of retailers across the industry (e-commerce, brick and mortar, and foodservice) to launch 176 Fair Trade Certified™ private label items to date in 2018. A selection of these products will be on display at Fair Trade USA’s booth (7801) at the Private Label Manufacturers Association’s 2018 Trade Show at the Rosemont Convention Center on Nov. 11-13.

Taste Radio: Marcus Samuelsson + Paul Rice of Fair Trade USA

By Ray Latif, Managing Producer / Editor at BevNet
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Marcus Samuelsson believes that embedded within any great meal is a foundation of sustainable ingredients and of fair wages for the farmers and workers that grow them. His stance has aligned him with product certifier Fair Trade USA, whose recent 20th anniversary celebration in New York City was the setting of our interview.

Video: CEO Spotlight - The Case for Fair Trade

New video highlights businesses' commitment to fair trade
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Since Fair Trade USA's launch in 1998, more than 1,250 companies have committed to a world-changing way of doing business through Fair Trade.

Video: Fair Trade USA Celebrates 20 Years of Impact

New Video Showcases the Organization's History and Plans for the Future
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Twenty years ago, Fair Trade USA’s Founder and CEO Paul Rice brought an idea from his field work in Nicaragua to a one-room office in Oakland, California. What started with coffee and conviction – and not much else – is now the leading market-based model of sustainable production, trade and consumption.

Since its launch with coffee in 1998, Fair Trade USA has:

Fair Trade USA Celebrates 20 Years Of Global Impact During Fair Trade Month

Non-Profit Org Brings the Benefits of Fair Trade to U.S. Farm Workers
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OAKLAND, Calif., October 1, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Today marks the start of Fair Trade Month and the 20th anniversary of Fair Trade USA, the award-winning social enterprise and leading certifier of Fair Trade products in North America.

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

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