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  • Holiday Gifts

    5 Fairtrade Gifts for Your Shopping Cart

    18 November 2019 by Fairtrade America

    Looking for the perfect holiday gift for your family and friends, but still want to live your values? Look no further! These Fairtrade certified items are a great and festive way not only to celebrate but also to give back to farming communities around the world!

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  • Vanilla Pod

    Sustainable Vanilla Prices to Achieve a Living Income for Farmers

    9 November 2019 by Carla Veldhuyzen van Zanten, Senior Advisor Sustainable Livelihoods

    Natural vanilla has drawn attention in recent years due to its soaring price, rivaling even silver in 2017. While that might on the surface seem like a good thing for vanilla farmers, the instability of the market for the world’s second most expensive spice (after saffron) does much more harm than good.

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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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    Fairtrade Tops $9 Billion in Global Sales for First Time on 8% Growth

    26 October 2018 by Kyle Freund, Media Manager, Fairtrade America

    Global sales of Fairtrade products rose by 8 percent to nearly $9.2 billion in 2017, generating Fairtrade Premiums of more than $193 million for farmers’ and workers’ organizations. The US now ranks as the third largest market for Fairtrade goods behind the United Kingdom and Germany. Retail sales in the US topped $1 billion.

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  • Cotton Farmers - Who Made My Clothes - Fashion Revolution

    Why I’m Standing in Solidarity with Fashion Revolution to Ask Brands #WhoMadeMyClothes

    23 April 2018 by Subindu Garkhel, Fairtrade Foundation

    Fashion Revolution Week, April 23-29, is a call for change in the fashion industry. Subindu Garkhel, cotton manager at the Fairtrade Foundation, explains how we’re all connected to the often-invisible farmers and garment workers who make our clothes. Fairtrade America joins in asking brands #WhoMadeMyClothes?

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  • Sustainable Shopping

    Shopping Sustainable? Best make LOFT-y Choices

    14 November 2017 by Fairtrade America

    Every day we’re confronted by a deluge of options in the super market aisle. Making the sustainable choice can be a chore. But if you think LOFTy – local, organic and Fairtrade – you’ll find items that are good for you and good for the planet.

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  • Conscious Step

    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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    Food as a moral problem

    22 July 2016 by Margot Conover, External Relations Manager

    Do university dining services have a responsibility to serve fair and sustainable food? A Fairtrade take on Malcolm Gladwell’s recent Food Fight podcast.

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  • Don't Even Think About Parking Here

    Don’t even THINK of parking here!

    28 September 2015 by Tim Aldred

    Over the past few days, a Fairtrade team has been at the United Nations in New York, attending discussions on the adoption of the new global goals framework, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Tim Aldred, Fairtrade Foundation UK’s Head of Policy & Research, gives us the low down...

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  • Fairtrade Marike de Pena's SDG blog

    Big Deal in the Big Apple

    25 September 2015 by Marike de Pena

    Marike de Peña, Chair of Fairtrade International, writes for PlanetaFuturo/ElPaís about the SDG ratification happening at the UN this week in New York City.

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  • Fairtrade America Executive Director, Hans Theyer, speaking at the United Nations

    Fairtrade America speaks at UN meeting on Sustainable Development Goals

    10 July 2015 by mlinnellsimmons

    Fairtrade America's Executive Director Hans Theyer represented the global Fairtrade system this week at the United Nations delivering remarks on Fairtrade's contributions to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

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    Release: Fairtrade America speaks at UN meeting on Sustainable Development Goals

    10 July 2015 by Fairtrade America Media Team

    Our executive director Hans Theyer represented the international Fairtrade system this week at the United Nations and delivered remarks yesterday at the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) meeting on the Sustainable Development Goals.

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