New York (September 19, 2011) —Fair Trade USA, the leading U.S. certifier of Fair Trade products, today launched a new innovation strategy—Fair Trade for All—to double U.S. sales for Fair Trade farmers and extend Fair Trade benefits to millions of additional farmers and workers by 2015. This bold new vision will generate significantly more additional income and community development funding for farming communities around the world.
Fairtrade International (FLO) and Fair Trade USA share a belief in the importance of empowering producers and workers around the world to improve their lives through better terms of trade. However, as we look to the future, we recognize that we have different perspectives on how best to achieve this common mission.
As a consequence, Fair Trade USA has decided to resign its membership from Fairtrade International (FLO) effective December 31, 2011.