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World of Good Inc sells brand to eBay, wholesale division acquired by GreaterGood/Charity USA

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World of Good Inc., a social venture founded in 2005 that connects artisans from developing communities with mainstream retail markets, announced in March 2010 that eBay acquired its brand and related assets. World of Good Inc. also announced that GreaterGood/Charity USA acquired its wholesale...

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Project to Promote Fair Trade in India

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Fair Trade Forum - India (FTF-I) in partnership with HIVOS, IRFT & Shop for Change has launched Pro-Sustain, a project to promote Fair Trade & Sustainable Consumption in India.

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Guayaki Introduces First-Ever Fair Trade Certified Yerba Mate

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In March 2009, Guayaki, a leading creator of organic yerba mate beverages, announced that it was the first company in the world to offer fair trade certified yerba mate through the Institute for Marketecology's (IMO) Fair for Life certification program.

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Cadbury Dairy Milk commits to going Fairtrade

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Cadbury and the Fairtrade Foundation announced plans to achieve Fairtrade certification for Cadbury Dairy Milk, the UK’s top selling chocolate bar, in March 2009 and have since achieved that goal.

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World Shoppe launches new line of Fair Trade jewelry from South Africa at Beckman’s handcrafted gift show

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World Shoppe debuted a new line of copper and brass jewelry with semi-precious gemstones from South Africa at the Beckman’s Handcrafted Gift Show ® Chicago in January 2010.

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Fair trade organisation receives eBay grant for new web portal to assist artisans around the world

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SERRV International, a fair trade organisation headquartered in the US, has been awarded a $53,500 grant from the eBay Foundation for a new web site aimed at providing resources to low-income artisans and farmers in more than 30 countries around the world.

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Companies in Oregon and the West Bank strike a fair trade deal

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How did a furniture manufacturing business headquartered in Portland connect with an olive oil producer in the West Bank? Through a shared commitment to fair trade — to creating healthy, sustainable employment opportunities in areas of economic hardship.

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New American Jewish World Service fair trade project with Equal Exchange

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Equal Exchange announced the formation of a new fairly traded coffee and chocolate partnership with American Jewish World Service (AJWS). AJWS is an international development organisation dedicated to alleviating poverty, hunger and disease among the people of the developing world, motivated by...

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ALEB provides technical assistance for Egyptian food processing companies

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ALEB (Agricultural-Led Export Businesses), funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is a central component of the Growth through Globalization strategy supporting Egypt's private sector.

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FLO and ARM launch Fairtrade and Fairmined Gold Standards

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The Fairtrade Labelling Organisations International (FLO) and the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) have developed the first ever third party independent certification for gold to bring about social, environmental and economic development in artisanal and small-scale mining communities.