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  • Fairtrade Cotton Plant

    Cotton Farming Empowers Women in India

    23 April 2019 by Fairtrade International - Interview with Phulme Majhi, chairperson of the Pratima cooperative

    In the remote Bolangir district in the Odisha state of eastern India, the Pratima Organic Growers Group farm sustainable cotton. The cooperative is made up of 2088 individual members spread across 72 villages. Until now, they received little contact from the outside world and lived in relative poverty.

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  • Fairtrade cotton farmer with sign

    Dear fashion brands, what are you waiting for?

    22 April 2019 by Rossitza Krueger, Textiles Manager at Fairtrade International

    Fashion brands, we have some questions for you. It's been three years since Fairtrade launched its Textile Standard and Program so workers in the industry can enjoy better wages and conditions. But the big players in the fashion business are still reluctant to sign up. Why?

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  • Fairtrade certified cotton clothing with Soul Space Yoga brand

    How to Dress Head-To-Toe with Fairtrade Cotton & Why It Matters

    19 April 2019 by Naledi Sekgapane, Operations Assistant, Fairtrade America

    As the saying goes, “when you look good, you feel good”. But when you purchase ethical products, you not only look and feel great, but you’re also part of a major movement towards resolving issues in the fast fashion industry. By choosing Fairtrade certified cotton, farmers and workers are paid a fair price and as a result able to invest in their communities and protect their local environment.

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  • TCGA members at Annual General Meeting

    Fairtrade revises flagship standard

    18 April 2019 by Alli O'Connell, Marketing & Accounts Manager Fairtrade America

    Small-scale farmers play an important role in global food production, but they benefit least from global trade. We consulted with them to revise our core certification standard for small-scale producer organizations.

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  • Fairtrade America Team at Banana Farm

    Banana Producers Thrive in Colombia

    9 April 2019 by Michael Cakmes, Business Development Manager - Produce

    Some members of our team recently traveled to Colombia to visit banana farms in order to increase the supply of Fairtrade bananas in the US. Michael Cakmes recounts part of the journey and what Fairtrade means to him.

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  • Choose Fairtrade This Easter

    5 Fairtrade Essentials to Make This Easter Eggs-tra Special

    1 April 2019 by Naledi Sekgapane, Operations Assistant, Fairtrade America

    After a cold Winter, it's finally blossoming into Spring. Easter is nearly upon us, so get your empty baskets out because we've put together a fun selection of Fairtrade Easter treats for you and the special people in your life!

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  • Fairtrade Chocolate Madeline Recipe

    Fairtrade Double Chocolate Madeleines Recipe

    18 March 2019 by Alli O'Connell, Marketing & Accounts Manager, Fairtrade America

    Want to share the sweet life with your people? This madeleine recipe by Peanut Butter Plus Chocolate has no sugar added (thanks to Lily’s Sweets chocolates!) and you can build out your ethical pantry using Fairtrade products, like Nielsen-Massey Fairtrade Vanilla and Divine Chocolate cocoa powder!

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  • Avocado Illustration

    7 Facts You Didn't Know About Avocados

    17 March 2019 by Naledi Sekgapane, Operations Assistant, Fairtrade America

    Holy guacamole! Thought you knew everything there is to know about avocados? Think again!

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  • Valentine's Day 2017

    Ethical Valentine's Day Gifts

    24 January 2019 by The helpless romantics at Fairtrade America

    As the season of love approaches, many people begin to feel a sense of dread. Here are our tips on how to treat that special someone in your life (and yourself).

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  • Soul Space Launch

    Start the new year off right - wear fair!

    20 December 2018 by kfreund

    New line of Fairtrade organic yoga wear from Soul Space is at home in the studio or café.


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  • fair trade holiday 2017

    Gifts that Give Back

    13 December 2018 by Fairtrade America Team

    As the holidays approach, we know you're likely still searching for that perfect gift! Consider how you might double the joy this season by purchasing gifts that are sustainable, ethical, and fair?


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    A World of Cooperatives

    13 December 2018 by Hans Theyer, Executive Director

    There’s an indelible connection between grocery co-ops and independent retailers in the United States and the small-scale farmers around the world who have banded together to improve lives in their communities through Fairtrade. 

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  • new price premium fairtrade cocoa

    Cocoa farmers to earn more with higher Minimum Price

    4 December 2018 by Kyle Freund, Media Manager, Fairtrade America

    Fairtrade consultation results in higher minimum price for cocoa sales on Fairtrade terms & introduction of innovative living income benchmarks for cocoa in Ghana & Ivory Coast, as part of Fairtrade’s strategy to enable living incomes

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  • Friendsgiving banana suits

    The Ultimate Fairtrade Friendsgiving Menu

    15 November 2018 by Naledi Sekgapane, Marketing and External Relations Intern

    Fairtrade your Friendsgiving to create the most memorable feast this year with our Ultimate Friendsgiving Menu! Whether you’re playing host or are an honored guest, these mouthwatering recipes use ethically-sourced ingredients that will excite your taste buds and leave your conscience clear.

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  • Truffles

    Recipe: Fairtrade Chocolate Truffles

    2 November 2018 by Alli O'Connell, Marketing & Accounts Manager

    Get to know Alli O’Connell, our new Marketing & Accounts Manager, by learning about a few of her favorite things. Not only is she passionate about Fairtrade, she is an accomplished baker with a new recipe for a sweet, powerful and shareable treat this holiday season!


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