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Fair Trade Resource Network

Founded in 1999, FTRN is the only non-profit organisation in North America focused exclusively on Fair Trade education, helping people to better understand the impact of their buying decisions. FTRN also works to create a space for dialogue and exchange within the Fair Trade movement. While FTRN is...

European Fair Trade Association (EFTA)

EFTA (the European Fair Trade Association) is an association of eleven Fair Trade importers in nine European countries. EFTA was established informally in 1987 by some of the oldest and largest Fair Trade importers. It gained formal status in 1990. EFTA is based in the Netherlands and has Dutch...

Alter Eco

Alter Eco is a French-based alternative trading organization, founded in 1999, which specializes in the import and distribution of Fairtrade products. Alter Eco products are offered in several French mass retailers such as Monoprix, Cora (hypermarket)|Cora, Match, System U, Leclerc and...

Handmade Expressions

Handmade Expressions is a for profit company established in the USA. The company aims to promote economic and social well-being by selling Fair Trade products, many of which are made in India, and promoting the cause. A member of the Fair Trade Federation, the company works with a number of artisan...

Traidcraft

Established in 1979 as a Christian response to poverty, Traidcraft is the UK's leading fair trade organisation. Traidcraft runs development programmes in some of the poorest countries in the world, and campaigns in the UK and internationally to bring about trade justice. The organisation...

Cafédirect

Cafédirect is a UK-based alternative trading organisation. It is currently one of the largest Fairtrade hot drinks companies in the world. As well as coffee, Cafédirect has a hot beverage range that includes 100% Fairtrade tea and hot chocolate. Cafédirect works with over 260,000 coffee, tea,...

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Partners create 'fair-trade tourism' packages in South Africa

South African Tourism is teaming with independent, nonprofit NGO Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa to develop fair-trade tourism packages with outbound tour operators in leading source markets and step up a decade-old effort to promote the country as one of the world’s leading fair-trade tourism...

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Tate & Lyle and Fairtrade sugar farming in Belize

This video shows a number of sugar farmers in Belize speaking about their problems following a recent hurricane and welcoming the announcement by Tate and Lyle that sugar production will, in future, be in accordance with Fair Trade standards.

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Auckland Zoo Makes Jumbo Swap to Fairtrade Bananas

Auckland Zoo is making a permanent swap to Fairtrade bananas.

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Social enterprises 'growing strongly'

The UK's social enterprises - businesses trading for social or environmental purposes - bucked the recent recession, a report has said.

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Tate & Lyle establishes "Fairtrade For All" for cane sugar in partnership with the Fairtrade Foundation and the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association

Reflecting a long-term commitment to their suppliers, in February 2008 Tate & Lyle announced a decision to convert all UK retail cane sugar to Fairtrade by the end of 2009.

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Starbucks and Fairtrade NGOs announce initiative to support small-scale coffee farmers

Starbucks, the Fairtrade Labelling Organisations (FLO) and TransFair USA announced joining forces to leverage a small-scale coffee farmer loan program that is intended to grow to at least $20 million by 2015 based on current commitments from Starbucks Coffee Company.

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Starbucks™ Shared Planet™ commitment to ethical sourcing

The Fairtrade Foundation UK and Fairtrade Mark Ireland are members of Fairtrade Labelling Organisations International (FLO) which joins Conservation International (CI) and the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) as partners in the Starbucks™ Shared Planet™ commitment to ethical sourcing.

Farmers Own Trading

Farmers Own was established in 1997 and works with groups of poverty stricken subsistence farmers in Kenya to help them eradicate their poverty by Fair Trade business developments. In compliance with a Fair Trade supply contract, Farmers Own collects the produce and sells on in the market,...

TransFair USA

TransFair USA, a nonprofit organization, is one of twenty members of Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International (FLO), and the only third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States. It audits transactions between US companies offering Fair Trade Certified™ products and the...

Athena Naturals

Athena Naturals is a female-owned American company that manufactures handmade soap and sells fair trade items produced by women cooperatives from around the world. The company's social mission is to educate consumers locally about fair trade and eco-friendly shopping products. Students associated...

World Fairtrade Organisation (WFTO)

The WFTO is a global authority on Fair Trade. Membership of the WFTO is limited to organisations that demonstrate a 100% Fair Trade commitment and apply its 10 Principles of Fair Trade. WFTO members who are monitored against these Principles are listed in the FT100 index of world-leading Fair Trade...

Fair Trade Sports

Fair Trade Sports Inc is the first sports equipment company in North America to launch a full line of Eco + Fair Trade Certified sports balls. The company ensures fair wages and healthy working conditions for its adult workers. The company donates its profits after tax to children's charities.

Cooperative Coffees

Cooperative Coffees is a green coffee importing cooperative comprised of 23 community-based coffee roasters in the USA and Canada, who are committed to building and supporting fair and sustainable trade relationships for the benefit of farmers and their exporting cooperatives, families, and...

Ganesh Himal Trading

Ganesh Himal Trading has been supplying shops and retail customers in North America with high quality, handcrafted clothing, jewelry, textiles, and paper since 1984. The company imports directly from small cottage industries in Nepal, including development projects working to improve the lives of...