Archive | November, 2012

Fair Trade Beyond 2015 Campaign Launched to Influence UN MDGs

On 10 November, the Fair Trade Beyond 2015 Campaign was launched in Poznan, Poland at the 6th International Fair Trade Towns Conference, which was attended by many across the Fair Trade movement. The aims of the campaign are big – the creation of a just and equitable world. It will unite local leaders, civil society […]

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Nestle UK & Ireland to Double Its Commitment to Fairtrade in 2013

An additional 4500 cocoa farmers in the Ivory Coast should benefit from FAIRTRADE premiums and the Nestlé Cocoa Plan. Nestlé UK & Ireland will double its commitment to FAIRTRADE from January 2013 by gaining certification of its 2-finger KIT KAT. More at CSR Europe article

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Fairtrade’s Producer Networks Issue Statement Calling for Support on Climate Change

Producers participating in Fairtrade International’s (FLO) system are calling on world leaders and decision-makers to ensure the most vulnerable get the support and finance they desperately need to adapt to the growing impact of climate change on their farms and communities. In a statement on the eve of the UN Climate Conference (COP18) in Doha, […]

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Trade Policy Advocates Campaign for Worker Rights & Job Creation in Massive TPP Free Trade Agreement

A campaign led by Citizens Trade Campaign asks for support: “Last week, President Obama and other heads of state set a deadline of the coming year to complete their massive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Free Trade Agreement.  Please urge your Senators to weigh in with the President now and demand that the TPP focus on workers’ […]

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FTUSA Publishes Holiday Gift Guide

Fair Trade USA’s annual Holiday Gift Guide provides suggestions for Fair Trade Certified gifts.  Customers can also give a virtual Gift of Fairness and support Fair Trade USA’s work to strengthen farming communities.
See FTUSA Holiday Gift Guide

“Fair Tuesday” Initiative Launched

Fair Tuesday (hashtag #FairTuesday) is a Fair Trade initiative created in response to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The goal of #FairTuesday is to inspire conscious consumerism and show how an everyday purchase can change lives in a whole community. Fair Tuesday is featuring Fair Trade and eco-friendly brands, and is inviting other businesses to […]

Fairtrade International USA Announces Its First Staffer in the USA

Fairtrade International (FLO) announced Enrique Hennings as its interim Operations Manager for Fairtrade International USA, the new organization representing FLO’s system in the USA. Enrique will lead the process of establishing a new office, and work with stakeholders and businesses to build recognition of the FAIRTRADE Mark in the USA.  Based in Washington, DC, he […]

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Fairtrade Canada Announces New Executive Director

Tom Smith became the Executive Director of Fairtrade Canada as of October 1, 2012.  Tom worked with co-operative producers throughout Latin America.  As Vice President, Food Division at Co-op Atlantic, Tom “lead the charge”  to develop direct relationships with fruit and vegetable producers in Central America, while also developing innovative policies to expand opportunities for […]

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First Product Using Small Producers Symbol Enters U.S. Market

The first product label and certification created by small producers, Small Producers Symbol, launched its first product on the U.S. market in October 2012. Just Coffee Cooperative in Madison, Wisconsin, launched coffee from the Guatemalan small producer organization CCDA. More at Madtable article In addition, the Small Producers Symbol announced several changes to its rules and […]

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