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FTRN to Close at End of May

The staff and Board announce that Fair Trade Resource Network will be shutting down as of May 31, 2014. While we are disappointed that we won’t be able to advance Fair Trade from our own organization, we commit to supporting Fair Trade through other organizations and activities. We are proud of all that FTRN has […]

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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Canada Fair Trade Movement Strengthens Its Organization at Annual Conference

The Canadian Fair Trade Network (CFTN) continued its inspiring developments in organizing and collaborating across the country’s Fair Trade community. The 2014 CFTN National Conference brought over 100 people together for 3 days in January in Toronto. Attendees focused on: sharing business perspectives in fair trade; bringing together key advocates, business representatives, academics, students and […]

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“Fair Tuesday” Initiative Inspires Ethical Holiday Shopping

#FairTuesday is an ethical shopping initiative created in response to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The goal of #FairTuesday is to inspire conscious consumerism. “Fair Tuesday” features Fair Trade and eco-friendly brands, and is inviting other businesses to take a step towards sustainability. Whether you are an individual, organization, or a member of the press, you can join the […]

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Fair Trade Certification Marks 25th Anniversary

In 1988 Frans van der Hoff, a Dutch missionary, along with a Dutch economist named Nico Roozen the development agency, Solidaridad, launched the Max Havelaar label, named after a fictional character who opposed the exploitation of coffee pickers in Indonesia. The label’s organization in the Netherlands went on to co-found the Fairtrade International system in […]

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Fair Trade Month 2013 Campaigns Raise Awareness

Scores of events around the U.S. reached thousands of people in October to raise awareness about Fair Trade. Plus, lots of social media outreach spread the word even further. Fair Trade Resource Network partnered with Fairtrade America to host events at supermarkets, colleges and community gatherings. See FTRN photos See Fairtrade America photos See Fair […]

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Canadian Fairtrade Awards Name 10 Winners

The second annual Canadian Fairtrade Awards will be presented to ten Canadian retail and food service businesses October 3rd in recognition of their ongoing commitment to Fair Trade. An independent panel of judges assessed nominees on a variety of criteria, including range of products offered; promotion, education and engagement; and vision, mission, and values. See […]

Fair Trade Month 2013 Advocacy Resources Offered by Several Organizations & Campaigns

Every October in the U.S. is Fair Trade Month! The resources below can help you spread awareness of Fair Trade, attend an existing event, or host your own event. Get free Fair Trade products Use free educational materials Be part of a national campaign Gain publicity for your organization or store from Fair Trade Resource […]

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Free Materials & Products Available for Fair Trade Month Celebrations

Fair Trade Resource Network and Fairtrade America invite the public to celebrate National Fair Trade Month this October, as we raise awareness and encourage more people to enjoy Fair Trade products in their daily lives. In doing so, we all support many families to have better living standards.  Fairtrade America and Fair Trade Resource Network […]

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