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Imagine an End to Human Trafficking

New research from the Walk Free Foundation estimates that more than 40 million people are trapped in modern slavery. Ending modern slavery, which affects all countries around the globe, requires a concerted effort of governments, advocacy organizations, businesses, and individuals. Learn about simple steps you can take to contribute to a solution.

Is Poverty the Main Ingredient in Your Chocolate?

World Chocolate Day isn’t just a day to indulge in your favorite treat – it’s also an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of cocoa farmers.

Top 10 Blog Posts of 2017

Happy New Year from the Fairtrade America team! It's a New Year so you know what that means...top 10 lists of things from the previous year!

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. 

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.  

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