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7 Non-Profits We Think are Rad

You’re a conscious consumer and every Fairtrade purchase you make helps! But did you know you can extend your impact by supporting organizations that assist communities where Fairtrade happens?

Release: 1% for the Planet Recognizes Fairtrade’s Strong Environmental Credentials

Fairtrade America is proud to be named a nonprofit partner of 1% for the Planet, a global alliance of more than 1,200 member companies in 40 countries that contribute 1% of their revenues to environmental causes. 

What Price, Bananas? New Report Reveals the Hidden Damage in Bunches

Bananas may be the most familiar fruit on grocery store shelves, but behind that billboard-bright exterior are steep external costs that take a heavy toll on the planet and people. New research from Fairtrade conducted by True Price/Trucost reveals the hidden social and environmental damage in a box of bananas.

Scare Up Some Fairness This Halloween

October isn’t just about ghouls and goblins – it’s also about fairness for farmers. 

The Evolution and Revolution of Fairtrade at Coliman

Hans Theyer visited one of Coliman’s banana farms in Colima, Mexico, in Autumn 2016. Fairtrade America works with companies such as this to adhere to the strict Fairtrade standards that help workers get a better deal. By following these standards, Coliman is proud to use the Fairtrade Mark sticker on their bananas. Hans recounts his trip to their farm and what he sees as the future for Fairtrade.

From Child Labor to the Future of Food: The Voices of Young People Change Agriculture for the Better

Experts predict that demand for food is expected to increase anywhere between 60 percent to 100 percent by 2050. Who will produce this food, and how can we prevent children from being forced into working in agriculture to meet this demand?

#Stand4Fairness with Ethical Bean

What do you think of when you hear the words “good coffee”? Maybe you think of the geography where coffee is grown, under shade at high altitudes in countries like Guatemala, Ethiopia or Colombia. Or maybe it's the preparation you love – a mocha one day, a cup from a French press the next. Well, when I think about “good coffee,” I think of Ethical Bean, a 100% Fairtrade certified coffee roaster from Vancouver, BC that lives up to its name as an ethical business and will always #Stand4Fairness.  

Kick Off Your Sustainable Fashion Journey with Fairtrade Cotton

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.

#Stand4Fairness with Divine Chocolate

International Fairtrade Day is now less than a month away on May 12, and we here at Fairtrade America are getting ready to celebrate and #Stand4Fairness by highlighting some of our favorite partners. This week, we’re being inspired by Divine Chocolate, a company that has been making superb chocolate and empowering women for over two decades.

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