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5.14.13
This guest blog post comes to us from Jim Pellegrini, Founder, CEO & Director of Coffee at Muddy Dog Roasting Company. Jim travelled to Chiapas,...
5.05.13
This Mother’s Day, you'll have the opportunity to give mom a gift she can feel really good about.  Under the Canopy, founded by ECOfashion pioneer...
5.10.13
This guest blog post comes to us from Brook Eddy, founder of Bhakti Chai. Brook travelled to India to discover how Fair Trade empowers women and their families...
5.08.13
This guest blog post comes to us from Christy Thorns, Director of Sourcing and Quality Control for Allegro Coffee. Christy works to empower women in coffee and...
5.03.13
Mother’s Day is right around the corner! As you stock up on goodies and wrap those gifts for mom, don’t forget about the flowers! What better symbolizes your...
5.01.13
We recently received some great news from one of our fresh produce partners in Mexico about the successes of their Fair Trade Certified farms. This guest blog...
4.15.13
Today’s post comes to us from Sasha Schmitz, Public Relations and Communications Intern at Fair Trade USA. Read on to hear about how one women serves as an...
4.03.13
In the fall of 2011 Fair Trade USA announced a new vision to double the impact of Fair Trade for farmers and workers by 2015. This initiative, which we call...
3.28.13
Let’s take a moment to think about our morning coffee. While we may be far from the Guatemalan Huehuetenango Highland or the Alajuela Province of Costa Rica,...
12.22.14
By Hannah Freeman, Director of Produce & Floral, Fair Trade USA If you made a salad today, there's a good chance that some of your fixings came from Mexico...
7.02.14
By Maya Spaull   All too often the news reports about marine species are grim: We read about declining fish stocks, illegal and unregulated...
10.17.13
The same people who stirred a bit of morality into your morning cup of joe want to get into your overstuffed closet, too. Fair Trade USA, a nonprofit...
5.01.13
By Susanna Bair Andrew Savitz, founder of Sustainable Business Strategies and author of books including Talent, Transformation and the Triple Bottom Line,...
4.09.13
By Mary Jo Cook, Chief Impact Officer, FairTrade USA Published in Partnership with Reuters AlertNet and in advance of the 2013 Skoll World Forum...
8.01.12
What is Empowerment? Our Principal’s Visit to Fair Trade USA in Colombia by Ana Zacapa We often hear the term empowerment, but wonder what it really actually...
5.30.12
We’re celebrating another Whole Trade Haitian mango season here at Whole Foods Market.  These juicy tropical treats will be in most of our stores for a...
4.12.12
Company top buyer of Fair Trade Certified™ bananas, pineapples and flowers in the U.S. under Whole Trade Guarantee label; reaches $2.5 million mark AUSTIN,...
12.30.11
A little more than a decade ago, two Iraqi American siblings were vacationing at the Grand Canyon when they decided to create a tea company that prized art...
8.30.11
January 12th, 2010 marks the day that a 7.0 magnitude quake killed or injured thousands of Haitian people and left nearly two million people homeless. It...
8.01.13
Banana cakes are like warm hugs. It’s a classic feel good cake that feels great to both bake and eat! So why don’t we dial it up a notch and make a Fair Trade...
OAKLAND, Calif. (June 6, 2013) – Fair Trade USA, the leading certifier of Fair Trade products in North America, and Whole Foods Market teamed up to...
OAKLAND, Calif. (December 5, 2012) – Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, today announced the...
OAKLAND, Calif. (October 25, 2012)  – Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, today announced...
OAKLAND, Calif. (August 31, 2012) – Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, today announced that...