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Stock Your Bar Cart with These Sustainable Spirits

We've already covered sustainable beer and wine in our 3p Weekend series, but what about sustainable spirits? From grain-to-bottle to fair trade certified,…
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Designer Handbags Provide Jobs, Preserve Ancient Cultures

The term, “sustainable fashion,” has many meanings: It can refer to clothes and accessories made from organic, naturally dyed fabrics; apparel made by…
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Numi Tea Brings Fair Trade to Madagascan Turmeric Farmers

One year ago today, there was a very limited supply of Fair Trade Certified turmeric on the market. Wanting to utilize the root…
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Pact Apparel Launches Fair Trade Certified Line

Pact Apparel, which brand itself as an “ethical and organic apparel basics brand,” announced it is releasing an organic cotton Fair Trade certified…
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From Coffee and Tea to Fish in the Sea: A New Frontier of Fair Trade

Fishermen are often on the losing end of global trade, facing low market prices and lack of tools to improve resource management. Fair…
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5 Things You May Not Know About Fair Trade Apparel

How does Fair Trade fit into the sustainable apparel dialogue, and what distinguishes it?
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Green Mountain Coffee Roasters: With Commitment to Fair Trade Comes Great Responsibility

Despite market challenges in 2013, some businesses were able to celebrate profits, and consumers were still able to drink their daily cup of…
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Fair Trade USA Sets Sights on Cotton

Fair Trade USA has achieved a great milestone of 10 percent of cotton is Fair Trade certified. To move forward, Fair Trade USA…
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Attention Shoppers: Your Holiday Purchases Have Power

With 70 percent of the American economy based on consumer spending, holiday shoppers have the leverage to use that spending power for social…
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Why Choose Fair Trade?

In honor of Fair Trade month, Fair Trade USA produced this great infographic to show what happens when you purchase fair trade products.…
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Fair Trade Changes Lives – Can it Preserve Culture?

Author Kelsey Timmerman has traveled around the world meeting the people who catch, pick, and grow our food while conducting research for his…
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Fair Trade: How to Vote with Your Wallet

Walking the grocery store aisles can be daunting if you know a thing or two about international supply chains. In honor of Fair…
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From Field to Cup: Why It’s Important to Know the Story of Fair Trade Tea

The tea supply chain is a complex trade network with many different players. Each and every farmer, worker, exporter, importer, processor, auctioneer, buying…
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Honest Tea & Fair Trade USA Team Up to Support Tea Growers

Honest Tea is working with exclusively with tea growing communities through Fair Trade USA to ensure fair working conditions for tea growers in…
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Why Fair Trade Matters to Working Women Everywhere

Fair Trade Certified farms empower women, not only through labor protections required by the Fair Trade standards, but also through opportunities for education,…