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British American Tobacco Launches Sustainable Agriculture and Farmer Livelihoods Focus Report

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LONDON, November 13, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- British American Tobacco’s commitment to working to enable prosperous livelihoods for all farmers who supply our tobacco leaf is the focus of the latest report on Sustainable Agriculture and Farmer Livelihoods, available now.

eBay VIDEO | Circular Economy: An Engine of the Future

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eBay helps give products the opportunity to find renewed life and value. It started with our very first transaction—a broken laser pointer that found a new home—and it continues today as new and preowned items are bought and sold on eBay. By keeping products in circulation longer, we create a robust circular economy that is essential for the sustainability of our planet. 

Read eBay's Circular Economy story here. 

A Look Into Fair Trade

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Fair Trade Certified works unlike any other ethical label by enabling direct economic benefit for farmers, workers, and fishermen. It’s simple: each time you buy something that's Fair Trade Certified, you help drive additional money—called Community Development Funds—back to the people who worked hard to make that product according to rigorous Fair Trade standards.

The Power of She: The Fair Trade Difference

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Most of the people who make Athleta clothes are women. Which is kind of fitting (pardon the pun) when you think about it. It’s also what drove us, back in January, to partner with Fair Trade USA to create more than 40 Fair Trade Certified styles. Because our mission is to empower women and girls to achieve their limitless potential. All women and girls, including the women making our tanks, tights and tees.

In Their Words: an Open Letter From Family-Owned Farm Wholesum Harvest

Farm workers share how Fair Trade's Community Development Funds are making a difference in their community
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Last month I had the opportunity to interview farm workers at Wholesum Harvest’s Fair Trade Certified™ tomato farm in Amado, Arizona.  I’ve spoken with many farm workers during my three years at Fair Trade USA, but this assignment had me nervous. Wholesum Amado represents a new frontier for Fair Trade.

Your Shared Value Journey Starts Here

Join Enel & Abbott for a conversation about embedding shared value into business strategy
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West Elm & Williams-Sonoma, Inc., First International Home Retailer to Partner with Fair Trade USA, Expand Commitment to $3 Million in Premiums by 2020

Partners with first-ever Fair Trade Certified furniture factory in Vietnam, for total of 11 Fair Trade factories across Nepal, India, Pakistan
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As the first international home furnishings retailer to partner with Fair Trade USA in 2014, West Elm and parent company Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM) today announced plans to expand upon their responsible retail commitments to include a goal to pay premiums of $3 million towards Fair Trade Community Development by 2020. The company also announced that it has partnered with Vietnam’s first-ever Fair Trade furniture factory, bringing its total operating Fair Trade factory count to 11 in countries including Nepal, India and Pakistan.

ASEAN Foresters Need Closer Integration

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Representatives of several ASEAN member states agreed that closer integration of community forestry across the region would help to improve farmers’ livelihoods, trade and environmental management.

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Representatives of several ASEAN member states agreed that closer integration of community forestry across the region would help to improve farmers’ livelihoods, trade and environmental management.

Texas A&M Fair Trade University Designation Press Release

Texas A&M becomes largest university in nation to earn Fair Trade status
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This press release was originally posted on Fair Trade Campaigns.

By Elena Watts, Texas A&M Marketing and Communications

COLLEGE STATION, Sept. 14, 2017—Texas A&M is the 46th and largest university in the nation, and only the second in Texas, to earn official designation as a Fair Trade University from Fair Trade Campaigns, a national initiative that engages students in issues of global poverty.

VIDEO | Behind-the-Scenes: Mohawk Group’s Lichen Collection

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Mohawk Group’s award-winning Lichen Collection is the world’s first floor covering to achieve Living Product Challenge Petal Certification from the International Living Future Institute. The carpet plank system is inspired by assemblages of multi-hued, multi-textured lichens and their regenerative role in the ecosystem. The Lichen Collection was designed in collaboration with Jason F. McLennan, the founder of the Living Product Challenge, and his team at McLennan Design.

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