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How Fairtrade Helps End Human Trafficking

Over 20.9 million people are victims of forced labor and human trafficking and 5.5 million of those are children. Guest blogger Hannah Gould shares important information on human trafficking and how Fairtrade can be an important tool in combating it. 

10 Fairtrade Sugar Facts to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Did you know June is National Candy Month? While candy and sweets can get a bad reputation for their sugar content, there’s no denying that we all like to indulge in a sweet treat every once in a while. If you’re going to moderate your sugar intake, might we suggest thinking about the impact your favorite candy has on the environment and other people as well as your own body?  Here are ten facts about sugar for you to ponder before your afternoon snack break.  

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

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.

Fairtrade America's Summer Reading List

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

Taking Steps Towards Change

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.

Don’t Be a Couch Potato! This Fall, Flex Your Activist Muscles

Summer. Best spent relaxing by the pool with a pint of Ben & Jerry’s Fairtrade ice cream – slacktivism at its finest. Every pint puts more money, on better terms, into the pockets of farmers and helps them invest in their communities. But we need to do more if we want to change the world.

That Fairtrade Terroir: New Wines Hit US Market

Terroir refers to the natural environment in which wine grapes grow. Soil, topography, climate all working in harmony to impart flavor and taste, but at Fairtrade we think the people growing the grapes and making the wine are just as important. For National Cabernet Sauvignon Day (August 31), we spoke with Giles Thomas of Baobab Wines about what makes a Fairtrade wine so special.

Getting Digi with IT

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

Are Your Small Batch Coffee Beans Special?

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

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