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SEFADES, Oxfam and Twin Holdings support fair trade of Haitian coffee

RECOCARNO (Réseau des Coopératives Caféières de la Région Nord), a network of eight small coffee-producer cooperatives in northern Haiti, was launched with support from several partners, including a fair trade buyer, local and international NGOs, and an international strategic marketing expert.

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Sam's Club introduces new fair trade certified coffee from Brazil

Warehouse retailer Sam’s Club converted its ground coffee to be Fair Trade Certified ™. The first nationally available, private-label Fair Trade Certified ground coffee developed to appeal to mainstream customers, Member’s Mark Premium Ground is expected to become a leader in national sales of Fair...

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Project to Promote Fair Trade in India

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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Fair Trade group builds links with supermarkets

The Advocate for Philippine Fair Trade, Inc. (APFTI) is now working on expanding the market reach of Fair Trade products in the Philippines, through a strong partnership with supermarket associations in the country.

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

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

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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Sixty years of Fair Trade: A brief history of the Fair Trade movement

During its history of over 60 years, Fair Trade has developed into a widespread movement with recognition on a political and mainstream business level.

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The impact of fair trade on producers and their organizations: A case study with Coocafé in Costa Rica

This study examines the impact of 10 years of fair trade in coffee in Costa Rica and reveals the importance of organisational development support for the stakeholders of the nine Costa Rican coffee co-operatives.

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Draft Two SFTMS (Sustainable Fair Trade Management System) Standard

SFTMS is the new worldwide standard for the independent certification of organisations which demonstrate Fair Trade business practices. The requirements of this standard are applicable to any organisation applying Fair Trade principles in all its business processes regardless of the nature of...

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Guayaki Introduces First-Ever Fair Trade Certified Yerba Mate

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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Fairtrade goes luxury with Traidcraft

Through working with Traidcraft, the UK’s leading fair trade organisation, Glisten Confectionery has recently begun supplying products for the Traidcraft confectionery range.

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

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...

Fair Trade Egypt

Fair Trade Egypt (FTE) is s nonprofit organization whose goal is to empower Egyptian artisans through the practice of fair trade. FTE surveys the developing areas of the country, finds local treasures that have been traditionally manufactured for centuries and brings them to consumers. FTE...

Fair Trade in Tourism Network

The Fair Trade in Tourism Network aims to strengthen the bargaining position of local destination interest groups, facilitate equitable market access for small stakeholders, raise awareness amongst consumers and influence international trade policy.

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Guide to Fair Trade

The Fair Trade system ensures that people along every step of the supply chain receive fair wages, that workers and communities are treated with dignity, and that artisans and producers take steps to preserve the environment. Fair Trade builds real and lasting relationships between producers in...

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

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

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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Palestine Fair Trade General Guidelines

The Palestine Fair Trade Association Guidelines include: 1) Guidelines for Farmers and/or Producers 2) Guidelines for Labor and Employment 3) Environmental Guidelines 4) Trader and Distributor Guidelines

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Starbucks and Fair Trade NGOs partner

Starbucks, TransFair USA and Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International join in support of small-scale coffee farmers through a $20 million loan program.

Fair Trade Federation

The Fair Trade Federation (FTF) is the trade association that strengthens and promotes North American organisations fully committed to fair trade. The Federation is part of the global fair trade movement, building equitable and sustainable trading partnerships and creating opportunities to...