Archive | September, 2012

Small Producers Symbol Plans Conference, Gains Supporters

The Small Producers Symbol, a Fair Trade certification & product label launched in recent years by the major Fair Trade producer association worldwide, Latin American and Caribbean Network of Small Fair Trade Producers (CLAC), announced news this week about its conference in Ecuador November 23-24, and its new producer, buyer and certification participants. Reported by […]

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Africa Fairtrade Convention Planned for Nov 1-5 in Ethiopia

Fairtrade Africa, the association of producers participating in Fairtrade International’s  (FLO) system in Africa, is organizing a convention themed to strengthen African producers role in the value chain. The convention is scheduled for November 1-5, 2012, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The program will feature a Fairtrade Africa Forum, Fairtrade & Organic Expo, Producer training workshops, […]

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Africa Fairtrade Convention Planned for Nov 1-5 in Ethiopia

Fairtrade Africa, the association of producers participating in Fairtrade International’s  (FLO) system in Africa, is organizing a convention themed to strengthen African producers role in the value chain. The convention is scheduled for November 1-5, 2012, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The program will feature a Fairtrade Africa Forum, Fairtrade & Organic Expo, Producer training workshops, […]

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Canadian Businesses Awarded for Commitment to Fairtrade

The first annual Canadian Fairtrade Awards were presented to seven Canadian retail and food service businesses last week in recognition of their ongoing commitment to Fair Trade. An independent panel of judges assessed self-selected nominees on a variety of criteria, including range of products offered; promotion, education and engagement; and vision, mission, and values. This […]

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NARB Recommends FTUSA Modify Composite-Products Seal to Better Inform Consumers of ‘Fair-Trade’ Sourced Content

From ASRC press release: A National Advertising Review Board (NARB) panel has recommended that Fair Trade USA (FTUSA) – formerly TransFair – require users of the organization’s “Fair Trade Certified” seal for composite products to provide additional information to consumers. NARB is the appellate unit of the advertising industry’s system of self-regulation. It is administered […]

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Fairtrade International USA Recruiting Exec. Dir. & Board Members

Fairtrade International USA, the newly registered 501(C)(3) organization representing the global Fairtrade certification system (FLO) in the USA,  has begun recruiting an Executive Director & Board Members for its U.S. organization. Click here to review the calls for Board Members and the Executive Director. The calls include details about board composition, the nominations committee and […]

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“Raise the Bar Hershey” Campaign Organizes Natural Food Stores to Pressure Hershey & Asks Whole Foods to Join

Reported by Green America: This August, a coalition of US consumer-owned grocer cooperatives and natural food retailers took a stand: In response to the organizing work of our Fair Trade Program, they signed a letter to Hershey demanding a fair supply chain. However, one major national chain — one with a reputation for carrying wholesome […]

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2013 Fair Trade Calendar Now Shipping at Wholesale Prices

The 2013 Fair Trade Calendar is the only one available in N. America. In its 4th year, the full color 13.5″ x 9.5″ calendar is stunning & educational. Just $6.00-$7.50 per copy. See a PDF file of 2013 Fair Trade Calendar Features the winning photos of Fair Trade producers from the Fair Trade Photo Contest, […]

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“Go Bananas for Fair Trade” Campaign Launched

By Fair Trade Towns USA: Presented by Fair Trade Towns USA, the Go Bananas for Fair Trade web page and toolkit will help you identify where Fair Trade bananas are available in your community and, if not, how to build the strategic relationships and consumer demand needed for local supermarkets to commit to Fair Trade […]

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