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Fair Trade USA Recognizes Partners' Expanded Commitments to Fair Trade Coffee During Price and Demand Crisis

Nonprofit honors achievements of businesses that bring the coffee sector closer to full sustainability; encourages purchases of Fair Trade Certified™ coffee to help farmers across the globe.
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OAKLAND, Calif., September 22, 2020 /3BL Media/ — Fair Trade USA®, the leading certifier of fair trade products in North America, announces its #JustOneCup campaign to aid coffee farmers amid an unprecedented coffee crisis as the pandemic continues.

Albertsons Companies' O Organics® Coffee Is Now 100% Fair Trade Certified

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Here’s news to help make your morning cup of coffee even more enjoyable. Albertsons Companies’ O Organics® coffee is now 100 percent certified sustainable by Fair Trade USA, meeting our Sustainable Coffee Challenge commitment. With each cup you drink, you’re helping farmers and the environment.

COVID-19: An Update From Around the World

“I would rather lose my entire crop and keep the health of my family.” – Anonymous coffee farmer, Colombia
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By Katie Barrow Schneider

Fair Trade USA & Rachael Wang Launch 'We Wear Fair Trade' Supporting Garment Workers

Nonprofit partners with creative director and stylist on videos and lookbook in support of garment employees around the world, featuring apparel made in Fair Trade Certified™ factories.
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OAKLAND, Calif., April 24, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA is proud to unveil its annual lookbook and campaign, We Wear Fair Trade. This year’s campaign theme and lookbook, “She Wears Fair Trade,” was made in partnership with renowned creative director, activist, and stylist Rachael Wang, and features Fair Trade Certified apparel modeled by prominent human and environmental rights advocates who represent women’s empowerment. 

Fair Trade USA Takes Swift Action to Support Workers During Covid-19

Organization Empowers Communities to Address Emergency Needs with Fair Trade Funds; leverages Technology to Quickly Deliver Health and Safety Information Amid Crisis
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OAKLAND, Calif., April 13, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA®, the leading certifier of fair trade products in North America, released a new policy on emergency fund use for Covid-19. It outlines direct action to support farmers, workers, and fishers with health, safety, and financial measures as they cope with the global pandemic.

Fair Trade USA Awarded $1.4 Million Grant From the Walmart Foundation to Deepen Impact for Farmers

Multi-year grant supports the creation of tools and resources to enable impactful community development investments by fair trade farmers and workers
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OAKLAND, Calif., April 1, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA®, the leading certifier of fair trade products in North America, has received a grant from the Walmart Foundation to strengthen support for producer-led community development projects along fair trade supply chains.

Women Rise Against 'Toxic Machismo' in Latin America

How women in Peru are taking steps toward a more equitable world
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International Women’s Day was on March 8, and as we consider what it means to achieve true gender equality, we must also consider the ingrained structural and insidious cultural/societal frameworks that hold women back. There is still a long way to go to achieve total gender equality, but there is also hope to be found in the stories of women who fight daily for it.

Kroger to Expand Fair Trade Certified Products in 2020

"Food for Good" among Kroger's top 5 food trend predictions
Press Release

CINCINNATI, February 11, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Kroger, America's favorite grocer, announced today its top food trend predictions for 2020, insightfully curated by its culinary experiences team and Our Brands product developers, chefs and innovators.

The Fair Trade Difference is Impactful to Communities and Individuals

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Individually we make a choice. Together we make a difference.

Whenever you buy a product with the Fair Trade Certified™ seal, farmers, workers, and fishermen earn extra money to uplift their communities. Every. Single. Time. That’s the Fair Trade Difference. Journey to the Philippines, India and Colombia to see how farmers and workers are using fair trade to change their own lives, and find out how you can get involved in it all.

Go to www.FairTradeCertified.org to learn more.

“We Are Suffering”: Can Price Increases Alone Save Cocoa Farmers?

By Gesina Beckert
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About the Author

My name is Gesina and I work at Fair Trade USA as a Senior Manager developing Brand Partnerships in Packaged Goods with a strong focus on cocoa. This means I am working with companies to help them source Fair Trade Certified™ ingredients and gain the right to place the Fair Trade Certified seal on their products—products that you can then trust were made with care for people and planet. On my recent trip to Côte d’Ivoire, I was lucky to meet several fair trade cocoa farmers, members of their cooperatives, and Fair Trade USA® staff who work full-time in that country. I want to share the stories of two inspiring women I met there: Kakou Micheline and Awa Kabore.

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About the Author

My name is Gesina and I work at Fair Trade USA as a Senior Manager developing Brand Partnerships in Packaged Goods with a strong focus on cocoa. This means I am working with companies to help them source Fair Trade Certified™ ingredients and gain the right to place the Fair Trade Certified seal on their products—products that you can then trust were made with care for people and planet. On my recent trip to Côte d’Ivoire, I was lucky to meet several fair trade cocoa farmers, members of their cooperatives, and Fair Trade USA® staff who work full-time in that country. I want to share the stories of two inspiring women I met there: Kakou Micheline and Awa Kabore.

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