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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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    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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    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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    10 things you might not know about Fairtrade

    21 December 2016 by Kyle Freund, Digital Content Manager, Fairtrade America

    As the year comes to an end, we round up ten things you might not know about Fairtrade featuring highlights from our latest impact report.

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    Fairtrade Kicks A**!

    30 November 2016 by Kicking Horse Coffee

    Guest blogger Kicking Horse Coffee explains why they won’t use anything but Fairtrade coffee. This year the company celebrates 20 years of selling Fairtrade organic specialty coffee all across North America.

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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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    What is Fairness: A Small Happy Country

    31 October 2016 by Elsebeth Nordlund, Business Development Manager, Fairtrade 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 we introduce Elsebeth Nordlund, who recently joined the team as Business Development Manager at Fairtrade America.

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    What is Fairness: Let’s make Fair Trade the norm, not the outlier

    28 October 2016 by Josh Wise, Development and Communications Director, IATP

    Throughout October’s Fair Trade Month, we have featured Fairness Champions, people from all walks of life with a unique perspective on what’s ‘fair’. Josh Wise is Development and Communications Director at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, an organization celebrating 30 years of using policy and practice to ensure fair and sustainable food, farm and trade systems.

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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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    A Salute to Rural Women

    14 October 2016 by Kyle Freund, Digital Content Manager

    Women play a large role in global agriculture and often don’t receive the full benefits of their work. For International Day of Rural Women, we feature three Fairtrade farmers and their important work.

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