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Maasai Treads

Maasai Treads was established in August 2005, as part of an initiative to assist young creative shoemakers to earn a reasonable wage through recycling initiatives. Maasai treads makes footwear as well as a range of Maasai treads essentials. Maasai treads aims to show the global marketplace that...

Oxfam - Vietnam

Oxfam is an international confederation of 15 organizations working together in 98 countries and with partners and allies around the world to find lasting solutions to poverty and injustice. In Vietnam, Oxfam's focus is on education, sustainable livelihoods, fair trade, gender equality, and...

Gantsi Craft

Gantsi Craft is committed to improving the lives of SAN-communities by promoting and marketing craft for the benefit of rural producers. Gantsi Craft currently serves 15 remote settlements within the Ghanzi and Kalahari Regions by buying craft directly from the producers. Craft is fairly traded...

Freeset

Freeset is a fair trade business that offers employment to women trapped in Kolkota's sex trade. It makes quality jute bags and organic cotton t-shirts, but Freeset's business is freedom. The objective of Freeset is to see the 10,000 sex workers in its neighborhood empowered with the choice of...

Awana Wasinchis

Awana Wasinchis is an organization that promotes fair trade in native communities in Peru and helps to gain fair prices for producers.

Cercle des Secheurs (CDS)

CDS is an organization supporting women producer groups in producing and marketing dried fruit and vegetables in Burkina Faso. The organization was founded in 1992 and was officially registered in 1995 as a Groupement d'Interet Economique (GIE), and subsequently acquired its own export...

Bombolulu Workshops

The Bombolulu Workshop for the Handicapped was founded in 1969 with the aim of providing training opportunities and sheltered employment to men and women with physical disabilities who are from disadvantaged families. Bombolulu Workshops is one of the projects of the Association for the...

Fairtrade Foundation

The Fairtrade Foundation is the independent non-profit organisation that licenses use of the FAIRTRADE Mark on products in the UK in accordance with internationally agreed Fairtrade standards. The Foundation was established in 1992 by CAFOD, Christian Aid, Oxfam, Traidcraft and the World...

Bundu Designs

Bundu Designs is a social venture and online marketplace that is transforming the awareness and consumption of contemporary African design products with a core philosophy of ethical, sustainable and fairly traded products. They currently work in collaboration with over 25 largely women's community...

Women Empowerment Literacy and Development Organization

WELDO is a leading not-for-profit developmental organization rendering valuable services to the development sector in Pakistan since 2003. WELDO is the only women organization in Pakistan working on a wide array of areas like Gender, Energy, Responsible Trade, Tobacco Control and Research &...

San Arts and Crafts

San Arts and Crafts exists as a sustainable channel for primarily San producers to access external markets, and for wholesaling their art and crafts. It is currently the only IFAT (International Fair Trade Association) registered organisation in Botswana and the only Propriety Ltd Company within...

Imani Development

Imani Development is a trade, economic and social development consultancy that works with international donors, development agencies, national and regional governments, civil society, and the private sector to reduce poverty and improve livelihoods throughout the developing world. Imani...

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Haygrove establishes Gambia is Good to market fresh produce

Gambia is Good is a fresh produce marketing company which was conceived as a partnership between Haygrove Limited and Concern Universal, a leading development charity, with the purpose of linking small scale rural producers with the high value tourist market.

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Starbucks and Fairtrade partner in Rwanda

Starbucks, Fairtrade organisations join in sustainable development efforts in Rwanda; new Rwanda Fairtrade Certified Coffee coming to UK Starbucks in 2010; business forum explores entrepreneurial spirit focusing on responsible capitalism.

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Venture capital for low-income markets in Latin America and the Caribbean

Investing in housing, healthcare, education, basic utilities and nutrition can not only fulfill a social mission, but can also be a profitable business venture.

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Opportunities for the Majority: Bank initiative that promotes and finances private sector business models

The Opportunities for the Majority (OMJ) Initiative promotes and finances market-based, sustainable business models that engage private sector companies, local governments and communities in the development and delivery of quality products and services for the majority of the population of Latin...

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Virgin Atlantic offers Fairtrade tea and coffee aboard all flights

In September 2007, following a series of blind tastings of a variety of Fairtrade teas and coffees, Virgin Atlantic announced a switch to offering passengers a variety of Fairtrade products, including organic green and white teas from QI teas, a range of fresh and instant coffees by Costa Coffee...

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Fair Trade Sports teams up with Project Hope Worldwide

Fair Trade Sports Inc, a company that manufactures sports equipment in the US, has teamed up with Project Hope Worldwide.

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MDI Betterday Fairtrade Products: Better Quality, Better Health and Better for Society

MDI is a young and small 20 staff company specialized in equitable trade of agricultural products, including coffee, green tea, jasmine tea, snow mountain tea and cashews grown in eight provinces across Vietnam under the trademark Betterday Fairtrade. Production and primary processing of products...

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Trade Finance: Make it work for women

Trade Finance: Make it work for women, a news article, reports that women make up 70% of the world's poor, and it is important that they be given access to finance, which is critical to business success. The global financial crisis exacerbates an already dissatisfactory situation of trade financing...