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    Taking Steps Towards Change

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

    How often do you think about your socks? Are you the type of person who is lucky if she can find two matching ones as she rushes to get dressed in the morning? Or maybe you use your socks to express yourself, adding a pop of personality to your weekday uniform.

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    Democracy in Action: Investing the Fairtrade Premium

    8 November 2016 by Fairtrade America

    In case you didn’t notice, it’s Election Day! We all have the privilege of voting on the direction we want our country to take. It’s democracy in action, which can be a beautiful thing. 

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    Bees Partner with Coffee Farmers to Save the Farm

    29 September 2016 by Janice Nadworny, co-director of Food 4 Farmers

    The coffee rust crisis of 2012 -2013 laid bare the precarious situation that hundreds of thousands of Latin American coffee farmers face every day. In some communities, farmers lost as much as 90 percent of their crop. Even today many farmers are struggling to recover. For some, diversification through beekeeping is showing promising results. Today on National Coffee Day, we've invited Food 4 Farmers, an NGO working with coffee farmers, to share their important work.

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    Release: Record Premium makes big difference for farmers and workers

    4 March 2016 by Fairtrade America Media Team

    The extra money paid to certified farmers and workers for each sale on Fairtrade terms has risen above the $115 million mark for the first time, according to new figures released today. Fairtrade producers invested this Premium according to their priorities.

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    Fairtrade America Going Global

    19 February 2016 by Hans Theyer, Chief Executive, Fairtrade America

    Tapping into the global development agenda, Fairtrade America, the international Fairtrade system, and the farmers and workers we serve aim to make major contributions to the Global Goals for Sustainable Development.

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