Archive | June, 2013

Innovative Sustainability Report Issued By Fair Trade Handcrafts Company Handmade Expressions

Social enterprise Handmade Expressions is the first fair trade handcrafts wholesaler to publish a comprehensive sustainability report that analyzes the company’s values, operations and initiatives to affect social and environmental change. Living Our Values, Making an Impact (http://is.gd/HMEimpact) includes several case studies that highlight projects and actions Handmade Expressions, based in Austin, Texas,  took in […]

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FLO’s Fairtrade Access Fund Reports $3.7M in Long-term Financing Distributed to 7 Coops So Far

The Fairtrade Access Fund, established by Fairtrade International (FLO) to address the long-term financing needs for smallholder farmers in developing countries, is growing fast.  So far, a total of US$ 3.7 million has been distributed to seven cooperatives in Latin America, and the Fund is continuing to gather steam. By the end of 2013, the […]

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Campaign Pressures Gap & Walmart to Improve Garment Industry Safety in Bangladesh

From International Labor Rights Forum: “Please join with us for a global day of action on June 29 to call on Gap and Walmart to protect garment workers. The horrific catastrophes in Bangladesh of unparalleled scale exposed the systemic failures of the garment industry to ensure safety. With over 1,250 garment workers killed in the […]

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Vote for Stunning Photos in the 5th Annual Fair Trade Photo Contest Until July 9

Scores of beautiful and insightful photos are now competing in the 5th annual Fair Trade Photo Contest. The 12 winning photos will be featured in the 2014 Fair Trade Calendar. Each person can vote for up to 5 photos through July 9. Get 10-15% off prices for the 2014 Fair Trade Calendar by ordering before […]

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2 More Days to Enter 5th Annual Fair Trade Photo Contest

The 5th annual Fair Trade Photo Contest accepts entries until the end of July 26! Educate about Fair Trade, or help spread the word about your business or organization and the beauty of Fair Trade. Last year over 2300 people voted for the 90 photos submitted. The sooner a photo is submitted, the higher its […]

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FTRN Seeks Feedback on Organization’s Direction

Dear Friend of Fair Trade Resource Network, As a dedicated fair trader, we are writing to seek your input on shaping the future of the Fair Trade Resource Network (FTRN). In recent years, the Fair Trade movement has expanded to include more artisans, farmers, businesses and consumers than ever. As the Fair Trade circle has […]

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“What Are the Effects of Different Messaging & Framing in Fair Trade?” Webinar Coming June 18

Fair Trade Resource Network (FTRN) announces that Webinar #126 is coming June 18 to discuss “What Are the Effects of Different Messaging & Framing in Fair Trade?“. The webinar is for FREE for the public to learn about: What are the strengths and weaknesses of different messages communicated by marketing, education and advocacy efforts to […]

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5th Annual Fair Trade Photo Contest Accepts Entries June 7-26

The 5th annual Fair Trade Photo Contest has begun! Educate about Fair Trade, or help spread the word about your business or organization and the beauty of Fair Trade. Last year over 2300 people voted for the 90 photos submitted. The sooner a photo is submitted, the higher its placement on the page of all […]

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Toronto Becomes Largest Fair Trade City in N. America

In the wake of the recent garment factory collapse in Bangladesh, which killed more than 800 people, consumers and larger institutions are growing more aware of the need for responsible sourcing initiatives such as Fair Trade. In its effort to support these initiatives, Toronto was officially designated a Fair Trade City in May at a […]

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