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9.30.14

Dang Foods supports cocoa farmers and their communities by using Fair Trade Certified chocolate for their dark chocolate-coated coconut chips

We have the privilege of sharing a Q&A with the founder of our newest Fair Trade partners, Vincent Kitirattragarn of Dang Foods. Kitirattragarn, 28, started Dang Foods after he discovered that the toasted coconut chips required in one of his mother's Thai recipes tasted like heaven. Since then, Dang Foods has experienced great success, and now offers a new flavor- Dark Chocolate Coated, made with 100% Fair Trade Certified chocolate.
9.30.14

Join the movement, win prizes & tweet for Fair Trade at 10/7 at 5PM PT

Fair Trade Month is here! From environmental protection to poverty alleviation, there are plenty of reasons to support Fair Trade. Help us celebrate the incredible people who grow, sew and craft our favorite products this October (and every day of the year!).
8.28.14

Your Fair Trade Purchases are Supporting Education Around the World

This year, Americans are expected to spend astonishing amounts of money preparing for the upcoming school year. Back-to-school spending is expected to reach $26.5 billion, while back-to-college spending is expected to reach $48.5 billion, over $3 billion more than last year. 
8.21.14

Q&A with Coco Libre Founder Mark Shaw

Viva la (coconut) revolución! As the folks at Coco Libre like to say, they’re liberating organic coconut water trapped inside young green coconuts. Coco Libre is one of the newest coconut waters to be Fair Trade Certified.
7.08.14

How does your favorite team stack up in terms of production of Fair Trade Certified goods?

The 2014 World Cup is well underway in Brazil. As you sit on your comfy couch with your Fair Trade certified coffee (or sneak in a game at work —don’t worry, we won’t tell!) and watch countries go head-to-head in the world’s most universally popular sport, we hope you'll take some time and learn about the positive impact that Fair Trade has on farmers in these countries.
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