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VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, May 13, 2016 /Marketwired/ -- May is Fair Trade Month in Canada and the country's leading outdoor retailer, MEC, is proud to announce 30 new Fair Trade Certified™ (FTC) styles, a new Fair Trade factory partner and expansion of the MEC Fair Trade program into Thailand.
On April 24, 2013, as reported in the Independent, Reshma Begum showed up to work at the Rana Plaza garment factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh. She and her co-workers were nervous. Cracks had appeared in the walls. They brought their concern to a manager. “There is no problem. You do your work,” they were told.
Lago Verde - Patagonia Organics - Bridges Produce, Bring Fair Trade CertifiedTM Apples and Pears to Market This year marks the beginning of a new chapter for Lago Verde, an organic apple and pear orchard in the Rio Negro Valley of Argentina. With the help of partner importers, Patagonia Organics and Bridges Organic Produce, and nonprofit certifier Fair Trade USA, Lago Verde will market their organic apples and pears as Fair Trade certified for the first time this year.

Fair Trade USA and the Natural Marketing Institute reveal new data on consumer attitudes toward Fair Trade; strong support from Millennials and mainstream grocery

OAKLAND, California (February 25, 2016) – Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in North America, and the Natural Marketing Institute (NMI), an international consulting and research firm specializing in health and sustainability, today released new data indicating that fifty-nine percent of consumers now recognize the Fair Trade Certified™ label.
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