• building Fairtrade

    Setting our sights on the future

    15 September 2017 by Darío Soto Abril, CEO of Fairtrade International

    This year marks the 20th anniversary of the creation of Fairtrade International. Over these two decades, Fairtrade has gone from being a small initiative to a global movement. In 2015 alone, $8.1 billion Fairtrade products were consumed, a 16% increase from 2014. These purchases benefited 1.6 million producers and workers across 75 countries.

    Read more... Comments (0)
  • Eugenia Sho Belize Cacao Grower

    Ten Tantalizing Chocolate Facts

    12 September 2017 by Kyle Freund, Digital Content Manager

    Some say life without chocolate wouldn’t be worth living, but how much do you really know about this indulgent treat? Break open a bar, plop on the sofa, and spend a few minutes learning what makes Fairtrade chocolate so good - and how Fairtrade farmers' efforts to improve their businesses, adapt to climate change, and assure human rights help ensure the future of chocolate.

    Read more... Comments (0)
  • SDG

    Bringing the Sustainable Development Goals Down A Level

    14 July 2017 by Margot Conover, External Relations Manager

    The UN's Sustainable Development Goals are incredibly ambitious, audacious even! Number 1 is to “end poverty in all forms everywhere” by 2030. No more poverty in just 13 years seems crazy, but the key lies in breaking down the structures that caused these problems in the first place. Fairtrade can be an important contributor to achieving the Global Goals


    Read more... Comments (0)
  • FI Birthday

    Celebrating 20 Years of Fairtrade International

    7 July 2017 by Kathleen McCoy, Events and Communications Assistant Manager

    Fairtrade International recently turned 20! Join us in a look back on what’s been achieved so far, and look forward to building the Fairtrade of the future.

    Read more... Comments (0)
  • 10 sugar facts

    10 Fairtrade Sugar Facts to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

    20 June 2017 by Kathleen McCoy, Events and Communications Assistant Manager

    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.  

    Read more... Comments (0)
  • Summer Reading List

    Fairtrade America's Summer 2017 Reading List

    2 June 2017 by Kathleen McCoy, Events and Communications Assistant Manager

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

    Read more... Comments (1)
  • 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.

    Read more... Comments (1)

The Fairtrade Blog

Archive

Tagcloud

cookies baking recipes fair trade cooperative chocolate cranberry organic agriculture farming sustainability inequality Recipe human rights gender equality youth child labor leadership latin america paraguay el salvador ingredients coffee bananas sugar Papaua New Guinea national coffee day Fair Trade Bake Sale vanilla cotton organic month Fairtrade strategy impact cocoa cacao facts figures infographics avocados Mexico Wine South Africa workers' rights activism back to school NGO climate change Madagascar child protection Sava Region SDG UN Goals Global Workers Fairtrade International Farmers Birthday Twenty Years Candy Sugar Cane Sweets Socks Development Sustainable CSR Small Business Read Book Author Learn Worker Farmer BCorps climate march Business Certification Sourcing Gender women's rights mother's day flowers kenya World Fair Trade Day Chicago Pizza Prize Celebration fashion revolution day textiles garmet workers union equal rights wages bangladesh Fairtrade Premium Education cupping specialty coffee SCAA coffee expo seattle erna knutsen Fashion Clothing Research trade justice cesar chavez farmworkers ILO Farm Premium Price Belize advocacy ecuador Women Women's Day Resist campaigning letter writing support connections valentine mom boyfriend girlfriend jewelry gold governance best practice empowerment democracy vegan gluten free kosher biodynamic healthy new years resolution shopping ethical consumerism annual report holiday ethical living green living relationships roaster Ivory Coast origin denmark fairness equality understanding trade policy TTIP TPP corporations ethical business consumer research supply chain Halloween trick or treat gum treats rights ghana indonesia coffe chicleros partnership guatemala ethical clothing forced labor noodles national noodle day pop tarts soccer artichokes lip balm chapstick bakery opportunity inspiration Fair Trade Month non-profit honey diversification behavioral psychology ethical shopping theory of change labor day hired labor unions living wage plantations tea myths quality Colombia New York City volunteer art human trafficking end trafficking real food university college students health peace workers’ rights labor summer essay writing contest cup of excellence millennials NPR transparency supply chains social compliance World Environment Day SDGs Argentina Small Farmers Testimonial smallholders Trade Deals World Fairtrade Challenge Coffee Farmers Events Campaigns Fair Trade Campaigns coffee break promotion cotton farmers Fashion Revolution workers rights Rana Plaza earthquake Peru Fairtrade coffee coffee cupping Tastify Buying Local women farmers Côte d'Ivoire documentary Global Strategy Fairtrade movement Global Goals cane syrup rapadou Costa Rica Haiti social enterprise small-scale farmers Valentine's Day Ben & Jerry's St Lucia trip to origin Cooperatives Fairtrade Standards Free Trade climate COP21 Ten Thousand Villages Holidays handicrafts Gift Guide Value FairtradeChat Twitter Twitter Chat Fairtrade America Fair World Project Fair Trade Federation Producer Profile The People of Fairtrade Giveaway Competition LOFT Local Food Day Banana Organic India India Guest Blog Higher Education Divine Chocolate Rural Women's Day Zimbabwe Cote d'Ivoire Africa United Nations El Guabo #FollowTheBanana Day of the Girl Child Fairtrade Certified Sustainable Development Goals Marike de Pena Pope Francis Pope in DC climate justice Washington DC coops SDG's Power of You

Recent comments

  • Rita on A Salute to Rural Women at 15/10/2017 15:40 This is a wonder way to help by allowing women to support themselves. Great God bless
  • Nicole Vitello on Fairtrade America's Summer 2017 Reading List at 13/10/2017 15:26 Globalized Fruit, Local Entrepreneurs by Southgate and Roberts is a great study on the banana industry in Ecuador and how and why the landscape in...
  • Peter Crownfield on Food as a moral problem at 12/06/2017 15:50 One serious problem with Real Food Challenge is that it’s about food that is ’good for the planet; the workers who grow, pack, and serve it; OR th...
  • Peter Crownfield on Food as a moral problem at 06/06/2017 11:11 Yes, food does pose real moral issues, and colleges & universities—and other institutions such as hospitals—do have a moral responsibility to act ...
  • Paul Holliday on 10 Fairtrade Coffee Facts to Kick off the Morning at 04/04/2017 12:56 why not distribute possible business plans to do a retail coffee shop that incorporates your program