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  • Textile Worker

    Continuing the Conversation: An Interview Nazma Akter

    24 April 2017 by Nazma Akter, garment worker and worker's rights advocate

    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.

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    5 Minutes for Fair Trade Fashion

    4 April 2017 by Professor Shireen Musa, Fashion Institute of Technology

    Shireen Musa has seen an increase in students at the Fashion Institute of Technology having an interest in fair trade fashion. She’s currently conducting research on this topic and needs your help.

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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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  • 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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    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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  • 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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  • Thanksgiving Coffee

    Thanksgiving Coffee Links Quality of Life, Quality of Coffee

    23 November 2016 by Kyle Freund, Digital Content Manager

    Thanksgiving Coffee is one of the original direct traders, selling coffee built on close relationships with coffee farmers since 1972. The company on the Northern California coast was recently honored as Roast Magazine’s Roaster of the Year for 2017.

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  • ivory coast cocoa

    Realizing Cocoa's Full Potential in the Ivory Coast

    15 November 2016 by Bryan Lew, Director of Business Development, Fairtrade America

    This week, Fairtrade America and Endangered Species Chocolate are visiting cacao farmers in the Ivory Coast. Bryan Lew gives a window into what trips like this are like.

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    Democracy in Action: Investing the Fairtrade Premium

    8 November 2016 by Fairtrade America

    In case you didn’t notice, it’s Election Day! We all have the privilege of voting on the direction we want our country to take. It’s democracy in action, which can be a beautiful thing. 

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  • Fairtrade pays

    Fairtrade Pays: Helping Business Do Better

    27 October 2016 by Fairtrade America

    Many businesses survive by a modified 'whatever it takes' mentality that ignores many externalities. But there is a growing case for incorporating the greater good in your business model.

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