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Since its inception, Fair Trade USA has sought to incorporate the collective wisdom and constructive feedback of its diverse constituencies into the governance and strategic direction of this social enterprise.  Our diverse leadership team and Board of Directors, combined with policies and advisory groups that ensure multi-stakeholder input, have enabled Fair Trade USA to deliver more impact to more farming communities around the world.  

Fair Trade USA’s 2011 Almanac Highlights Reveals Tremendous Growth in Fair Trade Imports and Community Investments

Fair Trade USA is proud to announce the release of our 2011 Fair Trade Almanac.

Visiting Fair Trade Certified Farms in the Dominican Republic

 Last week 12 Fair Trade Towns representatives from across the United States gathered together for a 7 day learning tour of Fair Trade farms in the Dominican Republic.

Fair Trade USA’s Independent Smallholder Standard in Action

Nestled deep in the Amazonian region of Ecuador, where cool rainforest canopies intermingle with the jutted rocks of the Andes, live a group of indigenous farmers whose ancient ritual of gathering around gourds of warm guayusa tea can now be shared and enjoyed by all.

Earth Month 2012

April is Earth Month. It’s the perfect occasion to brush up on your recycling and composting, plant a tree, ride your bike, and replace your light bulbs with the spiral-shaped energy-efficient ones. Here’s some good news: You can also add stocking up on Fair Trade Certified products to that list.
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