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Are millennials ethical shopping hypocrites? New research highlighted by NPR today looked at millennials and how they buy chocolate – or not. While much has been made of their dedication and interest in all things local, organic and fair trade, a study from researchers at Kansas State University claims that when it comes to chocolate, this group looks no further than what’s at hand. But we at Fairtrade believe they’re better than that.
Many people think Labor Day is simply the capstone of summer; few realize the struggle that the holiday commemorates.
Some pairings just make sense. Peanut butter and jelly. Simon and Garfunkel. While each has its virtues individually, together they add up to something even better. Such is the case when you pair Fairtrade with organic, because each brings out the best in the other.
Throughout October’s Fair Trade Month - we realize we're kicking off early - Fairtrade America is featuring Fairness Champions, people from all walks of life with a unique perspective on what’s ‘fair’. Rebecca Walker Reczek, Ph.D., an associate professor of marketing at Ohio State University, shares insights from recent research on ethical shopping.
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.
It's Fair Trade Month! And with it comes the launch of Fairest of Them All - the biggest awareness campaign from Fairtrade America to date.
By definition, a theory is a work in progress. A really good theory, though—the kind that becomes accepted as fact—is rooted in evidence.
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.
Ariel Bramble, part of Fairtrade America's Business Development team, traveled to the West Indies and had the opportunity to visit Fairtrade farmers in the Windward Islands.