Increases to Fair Trade Minimum Price and Premium aim to address extreme poverty and its consequences in cocoa-producing communities
OAKLAND, Calif., June 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of fair trade products in North America, announced today that it will increase its minimum price and premium for cocoa by 20 percent as of October 1, 2019 to move farmers closer to a living income and reduce the extreme poverty and child labor that is prevalent in West Africa’s cocoa fields.
Fair Trade USA supports tea industry growth with staffing boost, increased on-the-ground support
OAKLAND, Calif., June 4, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA®, the leading certifier of fair trade products in North America, recognizes the potential growth in the sustainable tea category, as evidenced by sales that are outpacing the conventional tea market. The nonprofit organization has responded by onboarding additional international field staff and partnership development team members, and increasing outreach to producer communities to ensure the growing demand for high-quality Fair Trade Certified™ tea can be met.
Bellevue, Wash., March 21, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Tri Marine is proud to announce Fair Trade Certification of the Solomon Islands yellowfin and skipjack tuna fishery. National Fisheries Developments, Ltd. (NFD), a Tri Marine affiliate, is now authorized to carry the Fair Trade CertifiedTM seal on the tuna catch from their five medium-scale purse seiners and four pole and line vessels. Tri Marine anticipates customers of its U.S.
Major Commitments to Fair Trade Certified™ Coffee Support Farming Communities Facing Industry-Wide Pricing Challenges
OAKLAND, Calif., March 20, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Fair Trade USA, the leading certifier of Fair Trade products in North America, in collaboration with the Sustainable Coffee Challenge, announces a group of joint commitments with major partners deeply committed to sustainable coffee sourcing and improved farmer livelihoods. This announcement comes at a pivotal moment for c
Rise of Conscious Consumerism and Label Recognition Inspires Uptick in Product Launches at Expo West
OAKLAND, Calif., March 4, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in North America, announces the launch of more than 600 new Fair Trade Certified™ consumer packaged goods (CPG) products in 2018, many of which will be featured at the upcoming Natural Products Expo West trade show in Anaheim (March 5-9).
From Ecuador to Côte d’Ivoire, your love can go the distance.
However you choose to express your love, you can't go wrong with a Fair Trade Certified™ gift because it says you not only care about them, but also that you care about the planet, the lives behind the product, and the impact of your purchase.
J.Crew and Madewell provide economic opportunities and increase sustainability with new collection
OAKLAND, Calif., January 29, 2019 /3BL Media/– Today, Fair Trade USA announces the beginning of a long-term partnership with the J.Crew Group and the introduction of J.Crew and Madewell’s first-ever Fair Trade Certified™ collection.
Companies, Students, Farmers, Activists Convene to Grow the Fair Trade Movement
November 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Global Fair Trade advocacy organization Fair Trade Campaigns will host its annual national conference, a multi-stakeholder gathering of Fair Trade supporters, in Chicago, IL, March 1-3, 2019. The conference, which will focus on tangible pathways for growing the Fair Trade movement, will bring together a diverse and active audience – from Fair Trade farmers, workers and artisans to NGOs, students, citizen advocates and companies.
Nonprofit sees 45% year-over-year growth with 176 private-label product launches in 2018
OAKLAND, Calif., November 6, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in North America, has collaborated with dozens of retailers across the industry (e-commerce, brick and mortar, and foodservice) to launch 176 Fair Trade Certified™ private label items to date in 2018. A selection of these products will be on display at Fair Trade USA’s booth (7801) at the Private Label Manufacturers Association’s 2018 Trade Show at the Rosemont Convention Center on Nov. 11-13.
By Ray Latif, Managing Producer / Editor at BevNet
Marcus Samuelsson believes that embedded within any great meal is a foundation of sustainable ingredients and of fair wages for the farmers and workers that grow them. His stance has aligned him with product certifier Fair Trade USA, whose recent 20th anniversary celebration in New York City was the setting of our interview.