Archive | February, 2014

FWP Analysis Compares Fair Trade & Ecosocial Certifications on How Committed Brands Are Distinguished

Fair World Project (FWP) has published some analysis on how well different Fair Trade and eco-social seals distinguish committed brands (that is brands that are committed to building a just economy in all policies and practices) from conventional brands (that is brands that offer some certified products or ingredients but in other supply chains and […]

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Fairtrade International Launches Commodity Sourcing Program

Fairtrade International recently announced the first commitments to its new commodity sourcing model. Rather than focusing on all the ingredients for a multi-ingredient final product, Fairtrade Sourcing Programs means companies can now make big commitments to use Fairtrade cocoa, sugar or cotton across product ranges or even their whole business. Already at launch nine companies […]

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World Fair Trade Day Plans & Resources Announced for May 2014

Fair Trade Resource Network is delighted to announce plans and resources for World Fair Trade Day in N. America, with events taking place May 3-18, 2014. Download the free World Fair Trade Day Activities Guide for tips, ideas, and resources! You can also order WFTD promotional stickers and postcards, and Fair Trade products – free […]

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Fair Trade Schools Campaign Launched in U.S.

Fair Trade Campaigns, a national network of Fair Trade advocates in 170 towns and campuses across the United States, announced its newest campaign – Fair Trade Schools. Mirroring campaigns of Fair Trade Towns, and Fair Trade Colleges & Universities, Fair Trade Schools will empower K-12 students, teachers and staff to raise awareness of Fair Trade […]