What is Fairness

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    Fair Trade is the pathway to Regenerative Agriculture

    16 October 2017 by Ryan Zinn, Director of Grow Ahead and Organic & Fair Trade Coordinator at Dr. Bronner’s

    The climate is changing, and our industrial food and farming system plays a big role in that. Over the past few years, the movement for a food system that sustains people and planet has been growing. As conversations around topics like carbon sequestration move into the mainstream, we cannot forget the people at the heart of it all: small-scale farmers and the movements that they have built.

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    Taking Steps Towards Change

    15 June 2017 by Kathleen McCoy, Events and Communications Assistant Manager

    How often do you think about your socks? Are you the type of person who is lucky if she can find two matching ones as she rushes to get dressed in the morning? Or maybe you use your socks to express yourself, adding a pop of personality to your weekday uniform.

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    Finding Justice for Farmworkers, Telling their Story

    29 March 2017 by Kerstin Lindgren, Campaign Director at Fair World Project - Photos courtesy of Kati Greaney Photography

    As we celebrate Cesar Chavez and his achievements for farmworkers across the U.S., Kerstin Lindgren of the Fair World Project shares this blog on the importance of supporting dignified work for farmworkers.

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    What is Fairness: A Small Happy Country

    31 October 2016 by Elsebeth Nordlund, Business Development Manager, Fairtrade America

    Throughout October’s Fair Trade Month, we are featuring Fairness Champions, people from all walks of life with a unique perspective on what’s ‘fair’. Today we introduce Elsebeth Nordlund, who recently joined the team as Business Development Manager at Fairtrade America.

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    What is Fairness: Let’s make Fair Trade the norm, not the outlier

    28 October 2016 by Josh Wise, Development and Communications Director, IATP

    Throughout October’s Fair Trade Month, we have featured Fairness Champions, people from all walks of life with a unique perspective on what’s ‘fair’. Josh Wise is Development and Communications Director at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, an organization celebrating 30 years of using policy and practice to ensure fair and sustainable food, farm and trade systems.

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    What is Fairness: Giving Voice to the Unheard Worker

    21 October 2016 by By Shamini Dhana, Founder and CEO, Dhana Inc., Associate Producer of the True Cost movie, Climate Ride Ambassador and Executive Council Member of Ellevate

    Throughout October’s Fair Trade Month, we are featuring Fairness Champions, people from all walks of life with a unique perspective on what’s ‘fair’. Today Shamini Dhana of Dhana, Inc. asks, "Where is the connection and conversation today between the end customer and the people behind the scenes who make the products we consume daily?"

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    Who’s the Fairest: Protecting Farmers and Children This Halloween

    18 October 2016 by Todd Larsen, Executive Co-Director for Consumer & Corporate Engagement at Green America

    Throughout October’s Fair Trade Month, we are featuring Fairness Champions, people from all walks of life with a unique perspective on what’s ‘fair’. Today Todd Larsen of Green America shares tips on how to make your Halloween treats make a difference for cocoa farmers.

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    Who’s the Fairest: Why Fairness in the Gum Industry Can Be a Sticky Subject

    11 October 2016 by Phoebe Neel, photojournalist and floral designer

    Throughout October’s Fair Trade Month, we are featuring Fairness Champions, people from all walks of life with a unique perspective on what’s ‘fair’. Phoebe Neel is a photojournalist, photographer, and floral designer based in Providence, RI. She is also the proud daughter of Glee Gum founder Deborah Schimberg.

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    We are workers, not slaves: A Bangladeshi woman’s quest to change the fashion industry

    10 October 2016 by Interview with Nazma Akter, garment worker and worker's rights advocate

    In the wake of the latest tragic factory incident in Bangladesh, Fairtrade spoke to Nazma Akter, a garment worker, about workers’ rights.

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    Who’s The Fairest? An Equal Opportunity for All

    3 October 2016 by Dion Drew, Greyston Bakery

    Throughout October’s Fair Trade Month, Fairtrade America is featuring Fairness Champions, people from all walks of life with a unique perspective on what’s ‘fair’. Dion Drew is a father and a baker at Greyston Bakery, the company that makes the brownies in your Ben & Jerry's ice cream. Dion speaks to the power of believing in others and a fair chance for all.

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  • Ethan Soloviev on Fair Trade is the pathway to Regenerative Agriculture at 07/11/2017 16:36 Thanks for the great article! I encourage folks to check out the new "Regenerative Organic Certification" Standard being proposed, and make commen...
  • Rita on A Salute to Rural Women at 15/10/2017 15:40 This is a wonder way to help by allowing women to support themselves. Great God bless
  • Nicole Vitello on Fairtrade America's Summer 2017 Reading List at 13/10/2017 15:26 Globalized Fruit, Local Entrepreneurs by Southgate and Roberts is a great study on the banana industry in Ecuador and how and why the landscape in...
  • Peter Crownfield on Food as a moral problem at 12/06/2017 15:50 One serious problem with Real Food Challenge is that it’s about food that is ’good for the planet; the workers who grow, pack, and serve it; OR th...
  • Peter Crownfield on Food as a moral problem at 06/06/2017 11:11 Yes, food does pose real moral issues, and colleges & universities—and other institutions such as hospitals—do have a moral responsibility to act ...