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This year, World Fair Trade Day falls on the same weekend as Mother’s Day (May 13th), highlighting a natural connection between the two holidays and the opportunity to focus on the positive impact that Fair Trade has on the lives of so many mothers around the world.

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms who make Fair Trade possible! From farmers and workers to consumers like you, mothers are an undeniably important part of Fair Trade and we thank you! We have 2 gift bags to give away for Mother's Day. Each prize contains:
Recipe courtery of Ashley Koff, RD

Discussing the future of Fair Trade coffee

For the past 24 years, the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) has held a conference to be the coffee professional’s one stop shop for everything needed to succeed in the coffee industry. Historically this conference had only been for coffee roasters and importers, but over the past decade Fair Trade USA has changed this by enabling small-scale coffee producers to attend.

Your Guide to a Fair Trade Mother’s Day

Mother's Day 2012 is just around the corner, and we're here to help you find a few Fair ways to show mom you care. With Fair Trade USA’s Mother’s Day gift guide, we're giving you the opportunity to choose products that support fair wages and better lives millions of farmers and workers in more than 70 countries worldwide. Each chocolate bar, bouquet of roses, glass of wine, or yummy-smelling lotion was made with respect for the people who grow and sew the products we love. 
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