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  • Osmin shifts Fairtrade Organic coffee

    Wake up: Six Reasons to Choose Fairtrade coffee

    1 October 2019 by Fairtrade International

    Many of us start the day with a cup of coffee (ok, maybe more than one…).

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  • Shopping for Fairtrade

    Your Fairtrade & Organic Shopping Cart

    24 September 2019 by Naledi Sekgapane, Operations Assistant

    Next time you’re at the store, remember that when you choose to put Fairtrade in your shopping cart, you support the people who grow the food and clothes that you select.

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  • Farmers in Ecuador holding Fairtrade Organic bananas.

    The Pinnacle of Produce

    23 September 2019 by Kate Stritzinger, Digital Communications Manager

    You might not know it – but September is Organic Month! It is a time to celebrate the farmers and workers that have committed to processes that prioritize the planet through organic farming practices.

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  • Johnson picks tea at his farm in Kenya

    10 ways Fairtrade helps advance the Sustainable Development Goals

    18 September 2019 by Kelly Hawrylyshyn, Senior Advisor Global Resource Mobilization, Fairtrade International

    The world gathers in New York City this week for the UN General Assembly to review progress towards global sustainability targets. Here are ten ways Fairtrade contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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  • Cocoa farmer in Ghana

    Fairtrade leads the fight for decent incomes for cocoa farmers

    12 September 2019 by Fairtrade International

    With global cocoa prices stuck at unsustainably low levels, Fairtrade is moving a step closer towards securing a decent income for impoverished cocoa farmers - many of whom earn less than US$1 dollar a day.

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  • Conscious Steps Socks that fight violence against women


    3 September 2019 by Naledi Sekgapane

    This International Day of Charity, we’re excited to put the spotlight on Conscious Step, a company that makes the world a better place not just on this honorable day, but every day.

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  • Single Yellow Banana

    The Future of Banana Production is at Stake

    28 August 2019 by CLAC

    Over the last few weeks, the possible disappearance of the Cavendish banana has been making headlines around the globe, both in producer and consumer countries; since the first outbreak of the Fusarium Tropical Race 4 has been made public in Colombia. 

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  • Fairtrade cotton farmer with sign

    Rock Your Values

    9 August 2019 by Jason Sanches, Events & Campaigns Manager

    It’s a new school year, maybe even a new school this time around - why not use this opportunity to re-make yourself? New clothes, new sheets, gym ware too since athleisure is all the rage.

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  • Fashion Stock Picture

    The Problem With Fast Fashion

    9 August 2019 by Elise Miller, Oklahoma Christian University Class of 2021

    More and more, young people are asking "Who made my clothes?" We are delighted to feature voices from passionate student advocates like Elise Miller in this guest blog.

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  • Skagit Valley Co-Op member with Fairtrade farmer

    A First-Hand Look at Fairtrade Bananas in Colombia

    8 August 2019 by Ben Goe, Produce Manager of Skagit Valley Food Co-Op

    Last October I participated in a survey for National Co+op Grocers about bananas—how many we sell, how much we charge, where we source them, and so on. I hadn’t given the survey another thought until our General Manager Todd nonchalantly asked me how hard it would be for me to break away from my obligations for a week.

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