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Cotton Farming Empowers Women in India

In the remote Bolangir district in the Odisha state of eastern India, the Pratima Organic Growers Group farm sustainable cotton. The cooperative is made up of 2088 individual members spread across 72 villages. Until now, they received little contact from the outside world and lived in relative poverty.

Banana Producers Thrive in Colombia

Some members of our team recently traveled to Colombia to visit banana farms in order to increase the supply of Fairtrade bananas in the US. Michael Cakmes recounts part of the journey and what Fairtrade means to him.

Dear fashion brands, what are you waiting for?

Fashion brands, we have some questions for you. It's been three years since Fairtrade launched its Textile Standard and Program so workers in the industry can enjoy better wages and conditions. But the big players in the fashion business are still reluctant to sign up. Why?

Fairtrade Double Chocolate Madeleines Recipe

Want to share the sweet life with your people? This madeleine recipe by Peanut Butter Plus Chocolate has no sugar added (thanks to Lily’s Sweets chocolates!) and you can build out your ethical pantry using Fairtrade products, like Nielsen-Massey Fairtrade Vanilla and Divine Chocolate cocoa powder!

7 Facts You Didn't Know About Avocados

Holy guacamole! Thought you knew everything there is to know about avocados? Think again!

10 Fairtrade Sugar Facts to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Did you know June is National Candy Month? While candy and sweets can get a bad reputation for their sugar content, there’s no denying that we all like to indulge in a sweet treat every once in a while. If you’re going to moderate your sugar intake, might we suggest thinking about the impact your favorite candy has on the environment and other people as well as your own body?  Here are ten facts about sugar for you to ponder before your afternoon snack break.  

Release: Make My Coffee Profitable, Future of Coffee Depends on Adequate Income

New research finds that the future of coffee depends on adequate income for farmers. A pilot study by Fairtrade International and True Price shows that despite sustainability pledges in the coffee sector, many coffee farmers struggle to make ends meet.

Fairtrade America's Summer Reading List

Our staff’s picks for the best reads on coffee, worker’s rights, ethical sourcing, and everything in between. 

Taking Steps Towards Change

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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