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  • Flower Worker Zuhura in Tanzania ©Fairtrade Austria/ Georges Desrues

    Flower workers in Tanzania take first steps toward better wages

    1 May 2019 by Fairtrade International

    The foothills of the beautiful Arusha National Park in Tanzania are an unlikely setting for a quiet revolution in workers’ rights. In the shadow of the extinct Mount Meru volcano – the fourth highest peak in Africa - laborers on the Mount Meru flower farm grow more than 30 varieties of roses for export.

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  • Valentine's Day 2017

    Ethical Valentine's Day Gifts

    1 February 2018 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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  • Panda flowers

    Leveling the ground for women in Kenya’s flower industry

    10 May 2017 by Fairtrade America

    This Mother’s Day, Fairtrade is proud to celebrate mothers everywhere. Today we shine a spotlight on Rosemary Achieng, a mother of three who is also a supervisor at a Kenyan flower farm. Look for Fairtrade products as you shop for your mother this year!


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  • Valentine's Day 2017

    Say it with Fairtrade this Valentine’s Day

    1 February 2017 by Kathleen McCoy, Events and Communications Assistant Manager, 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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  • be my rose flowers

    Release: Fairtrade Flowers from Ecuador Direct to Your Door

    27 January 2017 by Kyle Freund, Media Manager, Fairtrade America

    This Valentine’s Day, love unconventionally with Be My Rose's Fairtrade flowers.

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  • GUIDOM Dominican Republic Bananas

    Fairtrade Working to Ensure Workers' Rights

    1 September 2016 by Fairtrade America

    Many people think Labor Day is simply the capstone of summer; few realize the struggle that the holiday commemorates.

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  • volunteer activist fair trade flowers

    Where Art, Flowers and Farm Workers Meet

    22 August 2016 by Federico Hewson, Community Artist & Activist

    Federico Hewson is a community artist in New York City who uses flowers as the medium for his work. After using Fairtrade flowers in an art project ten years ago, he became passionate about flower farm workers in Colombia. Federico writes about his journey with flowers and shares his thoughts about how anyone can become an activist and support what they believe by using their unique talents.

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  • Fairtrade flower farmers

    Behind the Petal

    8 March 2016 by Tsitsi Choruma, Chief Operating Officer at Fairtrade Africa and Senior Advisor on Gender

    Gender inequality is often seen as just a women's issue, but it is much more. It's about power balances between men and women, it's about discrimination, and it's about changing perceptions.

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  • Fairtrade tea farmer gathering leaves

    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 Valentine's Day Competition

    Win Fairtrade Goodies to Share with your Valentine

    8 February 2016 by Mary Linnell-Simmons, Marketing and Communications Manager

    To celebrate the holiday of love, we're giving you a chance to win Fairtrade chocolate and ice cream PLUS a handmade elephant poo card (yes, really).

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