It was a fortuitous sharing of vision and willingness to take risks that drove Equal Exchange founders Rink Dickinson, Jonathan Rosenthal, and Michael Rozyne in 1986 to move forward with their vision of Fair Trade and a better world. The three were managers at a food cooperative in New England who dreamed of a large and inclusive economy that lifted up the prosperity of growers in the Third World — growers whose poorly paid labor had long kept the wealthy in comfort and the growers in poverty.
Industry event with award-winning Barista to showcase private label coffee, educate attendees about the value of Fair Trade Certification
About the Event Join Fair Trade USA virtually on September 28, 2021 at 9am PDT/12 EDT for a coffee jolt to kickstart your day and celebrate International Coffee Day! Tune in to listen to award-winning Barista, Sam Spillman, as she takes us through a tasting of four high quality Fair Trade Certified private branded coffees.
The GoodCarts shop-for-good network has grown 500% in the last year, here’s why
MINNEAPOLIS, August 17, 2021 /3BL Media/ - “I never set out to create a company. I set out to create a movement that would empower foodies everywhere to fight hunger in the most socially responsible way possible.” - Seema Sanghavi, Cooks Who Feed
“We believe grassroots, community-based initiatives are core to resilient, vibrant local economies.” - Ellen Fish, Sprout Enterprise
by Josh Jeffries, Senior Development Coach at Acre Frameworks
If you are anything like me, you aim to be mindful when shopping for clothes. Buying ethical and sustainable garments is the obvious way forward to lower the environmental impact – but it often comes with a hefty price tag.
The fashion industry is a major polluter (just behind aviation which is the worst culprit) and we are buying 60 per cent more clothing than we did 15 years ago.
Commitment to fair trade sourcing gains traction in retail, packaged goods, and sustainable seafood
OAKLAND, Calif., April 28, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Today, Fair Trade USA® – the leading certifier of fair trade products in North America – released its round-up of new commitments and product launches in the first quarter. As the pressing need for more social and environmental justice continues to surface during COVID-19, brands and retailers are stepping up and implementing initiatives, like fair trade, that support supply chain equity and sustainability.
Wild Caught, Fair Trade Certified™ and Dolphin Safe certified all-natural fresh loins with no chemicals added.
February 12, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Afritex Ventures, a leading longline value-added fishing company that exports globally, and rising specialty grocer, Fresh Thyme Market, are proud to announce their new partnership to provide tuna loins to the U.S. market. This partnership will bring fresh, wild caught premium Yellowfin Ahi Tuna loins to all Fresh Thyme Market grocery stores across 10 Midwest states.
Crisantes, a Fair Trade Certified™ grower, will help the nonprofit launch a major technology transformation initiative to deepen its impact with almost 1 million farmers and workers around the world.
OAKLAND, Calif., December 4, 2020 /3BL Media/ — Fair Trade USA®, the leading certifier of fair trade products in North America including coffee, produce, consumer packaged goods, apparel, and home goods, welcomes Ricardo Crisantes as Chair of the Board of Directors. His appointment reflects the organization’s commitment to elevating the voice and serving the needs of farmers and workers, especially as they grapple with ongoing hardships and rapidly changing market demands during COVID-19.
City Council Passed Resolution Promoting Fair Trade Availability, Growth and Education, Making it the 46th Fair Trade City in the Country
OAKLAND, Calif., September 14, 2020 /3BL Media/ -Fair Trade USA® is pleased to announce that the Los Angeles City Council has voted to become an official Fair Trade City, celebrate World Fair Trade Day every year on the second Saturday in May, and take the necessary steps to include Fair Trade principles in City purchasing.
Here’s news to help make your morning cup of coffee even more enjoyable. Albertsons Companies’ O Organics® coffee is now 100 percent certified sustainable by Fair Trade USA, meeting our Sustainable Coffee Challenge commitment. With each cup you drink, you’re helping farmers and the environment.