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Fair Trade USA Calls on Shoppers to Choose Fair Trade Seafood This World Oceans Day

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OAKLAND, Calif., June 1, 2017 /3BL Media/– In honor of World Oceans Day, Fair Trade USA, the leading certifier of Fair Trade products in North America, launches a campaign to raise awareness of issues in the seafood industry.  Running through June 8, the digital campaign emphasizes the tie between healthy oceans and thriving global fishing communities, with the aim of encouraging shoppers to seek seafood that is sourced in a socially and environmentally responsible manner.

Timberland Showcases Responsibly Made Products at Organic Trade Association Pop-Up

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Global outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland recently joined organic fiber brands MetaWear and Synergy, along with 21 other companies to sponsor the Organic Trade Association’s two day “Live Organic from Farm to Home” pop-up event in Manhattan. The event was designed to educate consumers on the importance of organic materials, while showcasing the latest in organic products for the closet and home, from organic cotton t-shirts and wool sweaters to organic mattresses.

Fair Trade USA’s Mother’s Day Gift Guide

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As Mother’s Day approaches, it’s important to recognize how important moms are in our lives. They listen to us, support us, care for us, teach us and help shape us into the people we are today. Such incredible works deserves daily presents, but since that is slightly impossible for most of us, picking out the perfect present this Mother’s Day is the next best thing– and we know just how to find it!

Albertsons Companies Becomes First Major Grocer to Sell Fair Trade Certified™ Scallops

Santa Monica Seafood® Signature Sea Scallops available at Albertsons, Vons and Pavilions stores in Southern California and coming soon to Safeway in Northern California
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BOISE, Idaho, May 4, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Albertsons Companies today announced that it has expanded its Fair Trade Certified™ seafood program and its commitment to responsible sourcing by becoming the first major grocer to carry Fair Trade Certified™ scallops.

Must Read: Pharrell's Chanel Ad is Here, the Best Companies to Work for in Fashion

Plus, brands like Patagonia and Obey rally to support Fair Trade.
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These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Monday. 

Pharrell's Chanel ad for the Gabrielle bag has dropped
The musician joins Kristen Stewart, Cara Delevingne and Caroline de Maigret in representing the French label's newest bag. Directed by French filmmaker Antoine Carlier, the ad follows Pharrell as he turns an empty concert hall into a playground — all while wearing a Gabrielle bag, of course. "My character... just didn't want to take the...

Athletes, Leaders Personify Fair Trade in Portrait Series

By Tony Bravo, San Francisco Chronicle
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Article by San Francisco Chronicle 

Oakland’s Fair Trade USA and apparel partners Patagonia, Outerknown, Obey, Athleta and Prana have collaborated on a photo project featuring portraits of company leaders and athletes associated with the brands...

Kelly Slater, Shepard Fairey Featured in Fair Trade USA’s ‘We Wear Fair Trade’ Campaign

The surfer and Outerknown founder; the artist; ceos of Patagonia and Athleta and more star in Fair Trade USA's "We Wear Fair Trade'' campaign
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Article by WWD

To mark the anniversary of the Rana Plaza Factory Collapse, Fair Trade USA will launch a digital photo campaign called “We Wear Fair Trade” with its apparel partners Patagonia, Outerknown, Obey, Athleta and Prana, on Fashion Revolution Day, April 24.

The trade group, which provides the Fair Trade mark to products that adhere to a strict checklist of sustainable and ethical labor practices...

Patagonia, Outerknown, Prana, and More to Participate in New Fair Trade USA Campaign

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In an effort to mark the anniversary of the Rana Plaza Factory collapse, WWD reports that Fair Trade USA has gathered notable influencers and figures from...

 

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Why We Wear Fair Trade

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What we wear matters. When we wear it matters too.

This Fashion Revolution Day, on the anniversary of the Rana Plaza garment factory tragedy, We Wear Fair Trade to join a global conversation about the people who make our clothes. We also wear Fair Trade to highlight the movers and shakers of the fashion industry--the thought leaders, CEOs, designers and athletes--who are working hard to do things differently.

Not Just For Foreign Foods: Fair-Trade Label Comes To U.S. Farms

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Workers at a tomato farm in Nogales, Ariz., got a check this month for more than $30,000. And they expect more money to come.

The approximately 130 workers of Wholesum Harvest are still deciding how to spend the money, but they say their initial priorities include subsidizing transportation, recreation areas and medical insurance.

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