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As I had the opportunity to visit a number of Fair Trade Towns in the North East, and meet with over a dozen local organizers and activists over the course of 12 days, my optimism for the path of the Fair Trade movement continued to grow. As the National Coordinator for Fair Trade Towns, USA I was thrilled to get to know the true faces and personalities that have driven this initiative to the point it is at today. My role is to be a resource and facilitator to our local activists, and provide the tools to aid their success. As my background consists of over seven years of grassroots organiz
This year, the World Tea Expo gave 41 companies to exhibit over 300 samples of teas in its annual competition. Rishi Tea walked out of that competition with a record-breaking 28 awards, more than doubling the number of its closest competitors.