Archive | May, 2013

FTF Announces 8 New Members as Fully Committed Businesses

The Fair Trade Federation announced that 8 new members, all fully committed to Fair Trade, have joined in the past few months: MayaMam Weavers Fibres of Life 2 Fair People Retail store Oskaloosa, IA Old North Fair Trade Market Retail store Evansville, IN nansu home Roots Fair Trade Retail store Davis, CA Latitudes Fair Trade Retail […]

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Fairtrade America Names First CEO – Hans Theyer

Fairtrade America, the new organization representing the Fairtrade International (FLO) system in the U.S., today announced the appointment of Hans P. Theyer as its executive director. Prior to joining Fairtrade America, Hans helped create and run a consulting practice specializing in developing social impact strategies for businesses. He previously served as Executive Director of Agros […]

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Small Producer Symbol Shares New Developments

The Small Producer Symbol (SPP), a certification and labeling system created and run by small Fair Trade producers in Latin America, reports that now 33 small producer organizations are certified under the system and another 16 are in process of getting certified. 11 others have applied for certification. Also, a new Canadian importer, N. J. […]

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New Book Examines Direction, Messages & Tensions in Fair Trade

“Fair Trade, Sustainability and Social Change”, by Ian Hudson, Mark Hudson and Mara Fridell, should be required reading for anyone interested in the strategic direction, challenges and opportunities of Fair Trade and its social movement. Only once every 5-10 years does such a thoughtful book come out about the big picture and major issues in […]

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