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    Make Your Holidays Fairtrade

    1 December 2017 by Jason Sanches, Fairtrade America

    The holidays are fast approaching and everyone is on the hunt for the perfect gift. Sharing gifts gives us a sense of joy, but have you ever considered giving a gift that also impacts the lives of farmers and workers that produce them? This holiday season, extend the impact of your gift-giving by sharing Fairtrade certified products with your friends and family.

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    Fairtrade Impact: How do we measure up?

    2 November 2017 by Arisbe Mendoza, Head of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning at Fairtrade International,

    How do we know when Fairtrade succeeds? How do we know when there's room for improvement? Measuring impact is a difficult task requiring long-term investment and a complex understanding of the topic. Arisbe Mendoza, Head of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning at Fairtrade International, provides this guest blog on the release of Fairtrade’s latest impact report by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI)

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    Take your baking to the next level

    6 October 2017 by The Fair Trade Bake Sale Team

    Fair trade month is upon us! That means that it’s time to celebrate baking with Fairtrade ingredients! You may now be asking yourself, “Where oh where can I find some lovely Fairtrade ingredients?” Well look no further, the Fair Trade Bake Sale team has got you covered. 

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    A Visit to Papua New Guinea for Coffee Day

    28 September 2017 by Fairtrade with photos by Josh Griggs

    There’s more to coffee than meets your tastebuds! This Coffee Day, we’re taking you on a photographic journey to Papua New Guinea to share the story behind the beans. When you savor Fairtrade coffee, you make a tangible difference for small-scale farmers around the globe. Check out our full list of certified coffees here.

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    7 things you didn't know were Fairtrade & Organic

    21 September 2017 by Fairtrade America

    Out of a wide range of great Fairtrade products, there are many that are also organic certified! We’re celebrating all things organic for National Organic Month this September with this great list.

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  • Fairtrade coffee living income

    Release: Make My Coffee Profitable, Future of Coffee Depends on Adequate Income

    13 June 2017 by Kyle Freund, Media Manager, Fairtrade America

    New research finds that the future of coffee depends on adequate income for farmers. A pilot study by Fairtrade International and True Price shows that despite sustainability pledges in the coffee sector, many coffee farmers struggle to make ends meet.

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    Fairtrade America's Summer 2017 Reading List

    2 June 2017 by Kathleen McCoy, Events and Communications Assistant Manager

    Our staff’s picks for the best reads on coffee, worker’s rights, ethical sourcing, and everything in between. 

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  • Coffee farmers set up virtual university in Honduras

    Getting Digi with IT

    17 April 2017 by Mary Linnell-Simmons, Marketing & Communications Manager

    How does Fairtrade change the lives of farmers? Well, coffee farmers set up the first virtual university in Honduras using their Fairtrade Premium.

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    Is Your Coffee Special?

    14 April 2017 by Kyle Freund, Digital Content Manager

    Hints of clove, a syrupy mouthfeel, blueberry notes – the language around coffee is as complex as the beverage. What makes a coffee special?

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  • 10 Coffee Facts

    10 Fairtrade Coffee Facts to Kick off the Morning

    22 March 2017 by Kyle Freund, Digital Content Manager, Fairtrade America

    How important is a good cup of coffee to you? With the average American drinking 1.85 cups per day, it’s clearly something to consider when you make that trudge from bed to the coffee maker. Here are a few facts while you wait for that coffee to brew.

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  • Women Coffee Farmers in Kenya

    Ok, Ladies, Now Let’s Talk Caffeination!

    6 March 2017 by Kathleen McCoy, Events and Communications Assistant Manager

    How your morning coffee can help support female workers globally

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    10 things you might not know about Fairtrade

    21 December 2016 by Kyle Freund, Digital Content Manager, Fairtrade America

    As the year comes to an end, we round up ten things you might not know about Fairtrade featuring highlights from our latest impact report.

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    Fairtrade Kicks A**!

    30 November 2016 by Kicking Horse Coffee

    Guest blogger Kicking Horse Coffee explains why they won’t use anything but Fairtrade coffee. This year the company celebrates 20 years of selling Fairtrade organic specialty coffee all across North America.

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  • Thanksgiving Coffee

    Thanksgiving Coffee Links Quality of Life, Quality of Coffee

    23 November 2016 by Kyle Freund, Digital Content Manager

    Thanksgiving Coffee is one of the original direct traders, selling coffee built on close relationships with coffee farmers since 1972. The company on the Northern California coast was recently honored as Roast Magazine’s Roaster of the Year for 2017.

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    Unexpectedly Fair: 10 Fairtrade Products that Might Surprise You

    5 October 2016 by Kyle Freund, Digital Content Manager, Fairtrade America

    We all know that coffee and cocoa are the biggest Fairtrade products by a longshot, but check out these other unique Fairtrade products.

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