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  • Valentine's Day 2017

    Ethical Valentine's Day Gifts

    1 February 2018 by The helpless romantics at 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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  • Number 7

    7 Non-Profits We Think are Rad

    29 January 2018 by Kyle Freund, Media Manager, Fairtrade America

    You’re a conscious consumer and every Fairtrade purchase you make helps! But did you know you can extend your impact by supporting organizations that assist communities where Fairtrade happens?

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  • Number 10

    Top 10 Blog Posts of 2017

    16 January 2018 by Jason Sanches, Marketing Assistant, Fairtrade America

    Happy New Year from the Fairtrade America team! It's a New Year so you know what that means...top 10 lists of things from the previous year!

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  • Release: 1% for the Planet Recognizes Fairtrade’s Strong Environmental Credentials

    4 January 2018 by Kyle Freund, Media Manager, Fairtrade America

    Fairtrade America is proud to be named a nonprofit partner of 1% for the Planet, a global alliance of more than 1,200 member companies in 40 countries that contribute 1% of their revenues to environmental causes. 

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  • Christmas Movie List

    6 Christmas Movies to Explain Fairtrade to Friends & Family

    14 December 2017 by Fairtrade America Staff

    Get everyone on the couch! Curl up with some Fairtrade hot chocolatecookies , and this list of Christmas movies, and give your loved ones the ultimate gift – a social justice education. 

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    5 Minutes for Fair Trade Fashion

    7 December 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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    Make Your Holidays Fairtrade

    1 December 2017 by Jason Sanches, Fairtrade America

    The holidays are fast approaching and everyone is on the hunt for the perfect gift. Sharing gifts gives us a sense of joy, but have you ever considered giving a gift that also impacts the lives of farmers and workers that produce them? This holiday season, extend the impact of your gift-giving by sharing Fairtrade certified products with your friends and family.

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    Shopping Aisle Conundrum? A Guide to Certification Labels

    21 November 2017 by Kyle Freund, Media Manager, Fairtrade America

    What's important to you when you step into the supermarket? How do you shop your values? The variety of food labels and certifications can be daunting. This guide can serve as a handy reference to other labels you might find on Fairtrade products. 

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  • Sustainable Shopping

    Shopping Sustainable? Best make LOFT-y Choices

    14 November 2017 by Fairtrade America

    Every day we’re confronted by a deluge of options in the super market aisle. Making the sustainable choice can be a chore. But if you think LOFTy – local, organic and Fairtrade – you’ll find items that are good for you and good for the planet.

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    Fiji sugar farmers adapt to survive

    10 November 2017 by Fairtrade International

    When Cyclone Winston drove a destructive path across the Pacific in February 2016, it was just the latest in a series of extreme weather events to hit Fiji. Winston left 44 people dead in its wake and is estimated to have caused more than $1.4 billion worth of damage across the region. As so often before, farming communities bore the brunt of the devastation. Communities there are struggling to adapt to the effects of climate change.

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    A Day in the life of a Fair Trade Mom: Newborn Edition

    7 November 2017 by Ariel Bramble, Business Development Manager at Fairtrade America

    Every mom wants the best for their child. When you’re a fair trade mom like me, you also want to make sure it's best for the planet and the people producing the things you use every day.

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  • Fairtrade Impact

    Fairtrade Impact: How do we measure up?

    2 November 2017 by Arisbe Mendoza, Head of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning at Fairtrade International,

    How do we know when Fairtrade succeeds? How do we know when there's room for improvement? Measuring impact is a difficult task requiring long-term investment and a complex understanding of the topic. Arisbe Mendoza, Head of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning at Fairtrade International, provides this guest blog on the release of Fairtrade’s latest impact report by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI)

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  • Fair Trade Bake Sale

    A Fairtrade Favorite Bake Sale

    27 October 2017 by The Fair Trade Bake Sale Team

    In Fond du Lac, Wis., a town of 43,000 on the shores of Lake Winnebago, a fair trade movement is building. Activists and advocates have opened a fair trade market place, encouraged stores to carry fair trade goods, and have held regular events to build awareness. A Fair Trade Bake Sale this month by students at UW-Fond du Lac has put the school on the path to becoming a Fair Trade University.

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    Fall into a Fair Trade Baking Adventure

    20 October 2017 by Kyle Freund, Digital Content Manager, Fairtrade America

    With the mid-point of Fair Trade Month past, we thought you could use some divine inspiration for your Autumnal baking adventures. Check out this recipe for Double Chocolate Cranberry Cookies from Divine Chocolate!

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  • Regenerative Agriculture

    Fair Trade is the pathway to Regenerative Agriculture

    16 October 2017 by Ryan Zinn, Director of Grow Ahead and Organic & Fair Trade Coordinator at Dr. Bronner’s

    The climate is changing, and our industrial food and farming system plays a big role in that. Over the past few years, the movement for a food system that sustains people and planet has been growing. As conversations around topics like carbon sequestration move into the mainstream, we cannot forget the people at the heart of it all: small-scale farmers and the movements that they have built.

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