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Finance Innovation: The Next Frontier in Fair-Trade Supply Chains

How can smaller-scale, fair-trade suppliers like Guayaki’s yerba mate farmers get the financing they need to meet market demand? Social finance and fair…
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West Elm Shifts Strategy Toward Fair Trade

"It was all machine-made, all very clean and simple, and all very soulless," West Elm CEO James Brett said of the company's product…
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3 Things to Know for Fair Trade Month

Fair Trade Month is a time to spread the word about who and where our products come from. This means putting the spotlight…
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Mexican Startup Goes Beyond Fair Trade

Semina Boni Terra doesn’t prioritize competition in the hostile trade environment between Mexico and U.S. corporations. Montse Castro, founder of the Mexican startup,…
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Is Mass Balance Pushing Your Chocolate Bar Too Far?

Big chocolate is jumping in the fair trade movement -- thanks to mass balance. Commodities are difficult to track and mass balance makes…
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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.…