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    ‘B’ is for Benefit, Businesses doing Better

    18 May 2017 by Kyle Freund, Digital Content Manager, Fairtrade America

    For many, the only measure of success in business is maximizing profit, but a growing crop of companies is putting social and environmental issues on an equal footing with B Corps and Fairtrade.

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    How to Be a Climate Activist According to Bananas

    17 May 2017 by Margot Conover, Manager of External Relations, Fairtrade America

    Climate got you down? We know climate change can seem like an overwhelming problem! 

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    Common Business Questions

    12 May 2017 by Mary Linnell-Simmons - Marketing & Communications Manager at Fairtrade America

    You know what’s great? When someone you work with says, “Hey, we want to help spread the word about that thing you care about.”

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    Leveling the ground for women in Kenya’s flower industry

    10 May 2017 by Fairtrade America

    This Mother’s Day, Fairtrade is proud to celebrate mothers everywhere. Today we shine a spotlight on Rosemary Achieng, a mother of three who is also a supervisor at a Kenyan flower farm. Look for Fairtrade products as you shop for your mother this year!


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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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    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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  • Coffee farmers set up virtual university in Honduras

    Getting Digi with IT

    17 April 2017 by Mary Linnell-Simmons, Marketing & Communications Manager

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

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    Is Your Coffee Special?

    14 April 2017 by Kyle Freund, Digital Content Manager

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

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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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    Finding Justice for Farmworkers, Telling their Story

    29 March 2017 by Kerstin Lindgren, Campaign Director at Fair World Project - Photos courtesy of Kati Greaney Photography

    As we celebrate Cesar Chavez and his achievements for farmworkers across the U.S., Kerstin Lindgren of the Fair World Project shares this blog on the importance of supporting dignified work for farmworkers.

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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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    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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