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    Fairtrade Gifts for Dad

    22 May 2018 by Kyle Freund, Media Manager

    Father's Day is right around the corner -- make it one to remember with these Fairtrade Father's Day gifts

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    #Stand4Fairness with Endangered Species Chocolate

    3 May 2018 by Jason from the World Fairtrade Challenge Team

    To an activist, the word impact can mean a lot of things. Impact is the white whale of the consciously-minded person or businesses. It’s how we measure our change in the world – change that, no matter how large or small,  we hope will grow into something greater.


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    Kick Off Your Sustainable Fashion Journey with Fairtrade Cotton

    25 April 2018 by Kyle Freund, Media Manager

    Interest in sustainable fashion is booming as the Fashion Revolution sweeps the globe, but don’t forget about the small-scale cotton farmers at the beginning of most supply chains.

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    Why I’m Standing in Solidarity with Fashion Revolution to Ask Brands #WhoMadeMyClothes

    23 April 2018 by Subindu Garkhel, Fairtrade Foundation

    Fashion Revolution Week, April 23-29, is a call for change in the fashion industry. Subindu Garkhel, cotton manager at the Fairtrade Foundation, explains how we’re all connected to the often-invisible farmers and garment workers who make our clothes. Fairtrade America joins in asking brands #WhoMadeMyClothes?

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    Sustainable Products Inside and Out: Holistic Thinking for Better Futures

    29 March 2018 by Margot Conover, Fairtrade America, and Beth Porter, Green America

    If so many companies have integrated sustainability into their strategic planning, why doesn't it feel like we're closer to solving climate change and other societal ills?

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    Your Easter Chocolate Capable of More than Smiles

    26 March 2018 by Kyle Freund, Media Manager, Fairtrade America

    This Easter, choose Fairtrade treats to make life better for small-scale cocoa farmers around the world


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    Bananageddon Cometh

    16 March 2018 by Jackie Turner, ecologist and filmmaker

    Undoubtedly, bananas’ popularity comes from their distinctive appearance – and their rock-bottom price. But what might be less well-known is that bananas as we know them are on the verge of extinction.

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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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    Shopping Aisle Conundrum? A Guide to Certification Labels

    21 November 2017 by Kyle Freund, Media Manager, Fairtrade America

    What's important to you when you step into the supermarket? How do you shop your values? The variety of food labels and certifications can be daunting. This guide can serve as a handy reference to other labels you might find on Fairtrade products. 

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    Shopping Sustainable? Best make LOFT-y Choices

    14 November 2017 by Fairtrade America

    Every day we’re confronted by a deluge of options in the super market aisle. Making the sustainable choice can be a chore. But if you think LOFTy – local, organic and Fairtrade – you’ll find items that are good for you and good for the planet.

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    A Day in the life of a Fair Trade Mom: Newborn Edition

    7 November 2017 by Ariel Bramble, Business Development Manager at Fairtrade America

    Every mom wants the best for their child. When you’re a fair trade mom like me, you also want to make sure it's best for the planet and the people producing the things you use every day.

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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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    A Fairtrade Favorite Bake Sale

    27 October 2017 by The Fair Trade Bake Sale Team

    In Fond du Lac, Wis., a town of 43,000 on the shores of Lake Winnebago, a fair trade movement is building. Activists and advocates have opened a fair trade market place, encouraged stores to carry fair trade goods, and have held regular events to build awareness. A Fair Trade Bake Sale this month by students at UW-Fond du Lac has put the school on the path to becoming a Fair Trade University.

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    Fall into a Fair Trade Baking Adventure

    20 October 2017 by Kyle Freund, Digital Content Manager, Fairtrade America

    With the mid-point of Fair Trade Month past, we thought you could use some divine inspiration for your Autumnal baking adventures. Check out this recipe for Double Chocolate Cranberry Cookies from Divine Chocolate!

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    Fair Trade is the pathway to Regenerative Agriculture

    16 October 2017 by Ryan Zinn, Director of Grow Ahead and Organic & Fair Trade Coordinator at Dr. Bronner’s

    The climate is changing, and our industrial food and farming system plays a big role in that. Over the past few years, the movement for a food system that sustains people and planet has been growing. As conversations around topics like carbon sequestration move into the mainstream, we cannot forget the people at the heart of it all: small-scale farmers and the movements that they have built.

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