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    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.

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  • Valentine's Day 2017

    Say it with Fairtrade this Valentine’s Day

    1 February 2017 by Kathleen McCoy, Events and Communications Assistant Manager, 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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    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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    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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    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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    The Fairest of Them All Campaign is Here!

    30 September 2016 by Mary Linnell-Simmons, Marketing and Communications Manager, Fairtrade America

    It's Fair Trade Month! And with it comes the launch of Fairest of Them All - the biggest awareness campaign from Fairtrade America to date.

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    5 things people get wrong about Fairtrade

    26 August 2016 by Kyle Freund, Digital Content Manager, Fairtrade America

    Fairtrade is growing by leaps and bounds in the US. By now most folks know the concept and have a decent understanding that it’s better than conventional products, but misconceptions abound.

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  • Draman Sesame of Fairtrade co-op ECOJAD in Ivory Coast

    Millennials, we believe in you…

    21 June 2016 by Kyle Freund, Digital Content Manager

    Are millennials ethical shopping hypocrites? New research highlighted by NPR today looked at millennials and how they buy chocolate – or not. While much has been made of their dedication and interest in all things local, organic and fair trade, a study from researchers at Kansas State University claims that when it comes to chocolate, this group looks no further than what’s at hand. But we at Fairtrade believe they’re better than that.

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  • Fairtrade Valentine's Day Competition

    Win Fairtrade Goodies to Share with your Valentine

    8 February 2016 by Mary Linnell-Simmons, Marketing and Communications Manager

    To celebrate the holiday of love, we're giving you a chance to win Fairtrade chocolate and ice cream PLUS a handmade elephant poo card (yes, really).

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  • Fairtrade Valentine's Day

    5 Valentine's Day Tips for Wayward Lovers

    28 January 2016 by Alison Streacker - Marketing & Events Assistant

    How can you be a better Valentine this year? Read and share our tips for all you "wayward lovers."

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