Fair Trade USA

Mitsubishi Corporation Foundation Announces New Grants

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December 22, 2020 /3BL Media/ - On November 18, 2020, the Board of Directors of the Mitsubishi Corporation Foundation for the Americas (MCFA) approved a new three-year grant to Forest Trends to address water security issues in Moquegua, Peru while seeking to develop income streams for local communities.

Fair Trade USA Appoints Ricardo Crisantes as New Board Chair

Crisantes, a Fair Trade Certified™ grower, will help the nonprofit launch a major technology transformation initiative to deepen its impact with almost 1 million farmers and workers around the world.
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OAKLAND, Calif., December 4, 2020 /3BL Media/ — Fair Trade USA®, the leading certifier of fair trade products in North America including coffee, produce, consumer packaged goods, apparel, and home goods, welcomes Ricardo Crisantes as Chair of the Board of Directors. His appointment reflects the organization’s commitment to elevating the voice and serving the needs of farmers and workers, especially as they grapple with ongoing hardships and rapidly changing market demands during COVID-19.

Fair Trade USA Contributes Resources to Students Learning From Home

Nonprofit organization partners with Oakland Unified School District and Pottery Barn Teen on an essay contest to inspire and help provide supplies to local students at home during the pandemic
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OAKLAND, Calif., November 25, 2020 /3BL Media/ — This year’s Back-to-School season has been one like no other — parents, teachers, and students have all resorted to working and learning from home during a global pandemic amidst civil unrest, inspiring a deeper cultural reflection on social justice.

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.
Press Release

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
Press Release

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.

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