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  • 10 Coffee Facts

    10 Fairtrade Coffee Facts to Kick off the Morning

    22 March 2017 by Kyle Freund, Digital Content Manager, Fairtrade America

    How important is a good cup of coffee to you? With the average American drinking 1.85 cups per day, it’s clearly something to consider when you make that trudge from bed to the coffee maker. Here are a few facts while you wait for that coffee to brew.

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  • Child Labor Belize

    Fairtrade Farmers Spur Nationwide Changes on Child Labor in Belize

    17 March 2017 by Anita Sheth, Senior Advisor on Social Compliance and Development, Fairtrade International

    Belize’s Ministry of Labor makes strong steps toward addressing child labor nationwide. Advocacy efforts by sugar cane farmers were influential in the move.

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    This Month, March to your store! Ask for Fairtrade Bananas!

    10 March 2017 by Kyle Freund, Digital Content Manager, Fairtrade America

    Equal Exchange is celebrating everyone’s favorite yellow fruit the entire month of March (no offense, lemons). Check out this banana flowchart to learn how bananas get from the fields of Ecuador to your store (and remember to ask them to stock Fairtrade).

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  • Women Coffee Farmers in Kenya

    Ok, Ladies, Now Let’s Talk Caffeination!

    6 March 2017 by Kathleen McCoy, Events and Communications Assistant Manager

    How your morning coffee can help support female workers globally

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  • letter writing

    A Letter from Pam - Connecting with Fairtrade Supporters Online

    23 February 2017 by Mary Linnell-Simmons, Marketing and Communications Manager, Fairtrade America

    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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  • Valentine's Day 2017

    Say it with Fairtrade this Valentine’s Day

    1 February 2017 by Kathleen McCoy, Events and Communications Assistant Manager, Fairtrade America

    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).

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  • fair trade governance

    Empowering producers means sharing power with producers!

    3 January 2017 by Elizabeth Bennett, professor and fair trade researcher, Lewis & Clark College

    The fair trade movement aims to alleviate poverty and empower producers. This means working alongside farmers and workers as a team. This guest blog from Lewis & Clark College professor and fair trade researcher Elizabeth Bennett discusses why it’s important to include producers, and what you can do to advocate for this best practice.

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  • guide to labels

    Shop Your Values in the New Year: Sorting Through the Labels

    21 December 2016 by Kyle Freund, Digital Content Manager, Fairtrade America

    So you’re making New Year’s Resolutions to eat healthy and shop your values this year. Great! But with so many labels to choose from, how do you figure out which products match what you believe?


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    10 things you might not know about Fairtrade

    21 December 2016 by Kyle Freund, Digital Content Manager, Fairtrade America

    As the year comes to an end, we round up ten things you might not know about Fairtrade featuring highlights from our latest impact report.

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  • Giving with Purpose

    3 Tips to Live (and Give) with Purpose this Season

    7 December 2016 by Rachel Spence, Engagement Manager, Fair Trade Federation

    This holiday season, how can you bring greater meaning to your life and share it with those around you? Rachel Spence of the Fair Trade Federation shares a few tips on living and giving with purpose this year.

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