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Fairtrade tea farmers are finding new ways to innovate and grow.
Fairtrade sugar farmers from the remote Manduvira Cooperative in western Paraguay are celebrating an extraordinary achievement – the ribbon-cutting of the world’s first producer-owned Fairtrade organic sugar mill.
At Fairtrade, we welcome debate and discussion about our approach and our work. Critical analysis challenges our assumptions and helps us improve the Fairtrade model. The poverty and injustice that result from a deeply unfair global trade system is complex; and as with any complex problem, it requires a variety of approaches.
Thank you for celebrating Fair Trade Month with us. We’d like to finish the Month by reflecting on the meaning of “The Power of You”.
To paraphrase Nora Ephron, there’s no possible way every human being on earth is born with good taste—even though we all like to think we are.
October is Fair Trade Month and this year, we are celebrating the Power of You.
When you read the slogan “Flower Power,” you might think of the 1960s, hippies, the anti-war movement, and groovy psychedelic music.
To an activist, the word impact can mean a lot of things. Impact is the white whale of the consciously-minded person or businesses. It’s how we measure our change in the world – change that, no matter how large or small, we hope will grow into something greater.
World Fairtrade Day is in just a few days, and over the past month we’ve been highlighting a selection of superb brands that have gone above and beyond Fairtrade certification to support a variety of socially and environmentally-conscious initiatives. One of our favorite partners is Equal Exchange, a top banana importer that’s revolutionizing an industry dominated by plantations and large-scale producers.