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Don’t Be a Couch Potato! This Fall, Flex Your Activist Muscles

Summer. Best spent relaxing by the pool with a pint of Ben & Jerry’s Fairtrade ice cream – slacktivism at its finest. Every pint puts more money, on better terms, into the pockets of farmers and helps them invest in their communities. But we need to do more if we want to change the world.

That Fairtrade Terroir: New Wines Hit US Market

Terroir refers to the natural environment in which wine grapes grow. Soil, topography, climate all working in harmony to impart flavor and taste, but at Fairtrade we think the people growing the grapes and making the wine are just as important. For National Cabernet Sauvignon Day (August 31), we spoke with Giles Thomas of Baobab Wines about what makes a Fairtrade wine so special.

Getting Digi with IT

How does Fairtrade change the lives of farmers? Well, coffee farmers set up the first virtual university in Honduras using their Fairtrade Premium.

Are Your Small Batch Coffee Beans Special?

Hints of clove, a syrupy mouthfeel, blueberry notes – the language around specialty coffee is as complex as the beverage. What makes your small batch coffee beans special?

Continuing the Conversation: An Interview Nazma Akter

While the struggle continues for fair treatment of the workers who make our clothes, there are signs of improvement over the past year. Nazma Akter, a garment worker and founder of the AWAJ Foundation, shares with Fairtrade America.

Release: Fairtrade cotton better for the environment and communities, new research shows

According to new research, the social and environmental footprint of cotton from Fairtrade farmers is five times lower than conventionally produced cotton.

Say it with Fairtrade this Valentine’s Day

As the season of love approaches, many people begin to feel a sense of dread. Here are our tips on how to treat that special someone in your life (and yourself).

Release: Fairtrade, A Movement for All

True fairtrade is about mutually beneficial relationships rooted in trust and respect spanning geographic and cultural boundaries.

A Letter from Pam - Connecting with Fairtrade Supporters Online

Mary Linnell-Simmons returned from the winter holiday to a beautifully written letter from a dedicated Fairtrade supporter. In this post, she muses on what it means to make a connection in the digital world and how other supporters can deepen connections.

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