Fair Trade Month

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    Picnic Pizza? Celebrate Fairtrade Any Way You Want!

    9 May 2017 by Kathleen McCoy, Events and Communications Assistant Manager

    Deep in the heart of the Windy City, more than 30 ethical business and community members held the largest Fair Trade celebration in the USA! How will you celebrate World Fair Trade Day?

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    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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    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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    A Salute to Rural Women

    14 October 2016 by Kyle Freund, Digital Content Manager

    Women play a large role in global agriculture and often don’t receive the full benefits of their work. For International Day of Rural Women, we feature three Fairtrade farmers and their important work.

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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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    Unexpectedly Fair: 10 Fairtrade Products that Might Surprise You

    5 October 2016 by Kyle Freund, Digital Content Manager, Fairtrade America

    We all know that coffee and cocoa are the biggest Fairtrade products by a longshot, but check out these other unique Fairtrade products.

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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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