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Gifts That Do Good: Your Fair Trade Holiday Gift Guide

When you’re shopping Fair Trade, finding a meaningful, personalized gift for everyone on your list can be easy.
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We put a lot of thought into finding the perfect holiday gifts, and as we all know, the very best ones come with great stories. With a Fair Trade gift, that’s exactly what you’ll find.

When you make a Fair Trade Certified purchase, you send a gesture of kindness to the farmers and workers who made it, the responsible companies who go the extra mile, and the planet we all share. So you're not just spreading holiday cheer—you're putting your gift to work, making a real, positive difference in many people's lives.

Agxa Achieves FSC Chain of Custody Certification

SCS Global Services Congratulates Agxa on their Responsible Forestry Certification
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November 28, 2017 /3BL Media/ - agxa, an AG International company, is an international trade and offshore business entity operating in Australia, Sri Lanka, India, and Singapore with principal networks in Asia, Europe and North America. It has now gained the most credible certification in the forest trade – Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of Custody Certification through SCS Global Services.

How You Can Be Part of the Fair Trade Difference

By Fair Trade USA
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This piece was sponsored by Fair Trade USA and went through the normal editorial review process. 

How to Cook with Fair Trade Ingredients This Holiday Season (Plus 6 Fair Trade Holiday Recipes!)

Fact: There's more Fair Trade Certified produce on store shelves during the holidays than any other time of the year
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If your holiday plans are anything like ours, let’s just say we’ll be going through our fair share of sugar, vanilla, spices, squash, and… oh, come to think of it, let's just make a grocery list. It’s the time of year for gathering around the table, and with more Fair Trade Certified produce on store shelves than any other time of the year (hint, hint!), it's the perfect time to extend our gratitude to farming families around the world.

Walmart Commits to Building Transparency in Seafood Supply Chains

Walmart Joins Ocean Disclosure Project
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Walmart aspires to help make choices easier and more transparent for people. We serve hundreds of millions of customers every year, and we advocate for them among suppliers to provide more sustainably produced products while maintaining the low prices customers expect.

Leaders in Responsible Forestry Recognized at Greenbuild

SCS Global Services Congratulates Award-Winning FSC® Certified Clients
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Leaders in Responsible Forestry Recognized at Greenbuild

SCS Global Services Congratulates Award-Winning FSC® Certified Clients

FSC® Strategic Plan, New Markets and More: SCS Shares Highlights From the 2017 FSC General Assembly

By Sarah Harris, SCS Global Services
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Our forestry team recently returned from the 2017 Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) General Assembly (GA), which took place this year from October 8-13 in Vancouver, Canada. It was an exciting gathering, attended by more than 700 FSC international members, including forestry companies, NGOs, a wide diversity of wood-based product manufacturers, and more. Moreover, it was the FSC’s first North American-held General Assembly since 1993, a treat for those of us headquartered on this side of the pond.

Architects, Designers, and Specifiers Gain Increased Access to SCS Green Products Guide Through Integration With Origin and Mindful Materials Product Platforms

Certified products now searchable on expanded online network
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BOSTON, November 8, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Greenbuild International Conference and Expo - SCS Global Services (SCS) today announced automated integration of its Green Products Guide certification data into the Origin Material Data Hub and the mindful MATERIALS (mM) green building product transparency platform.

Stella McCartney Commissions First-Ever LCA for Manmade Cellulosic Fibers

by Libby MacCarthy, Sustainable Brands
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Luxury fashion label Stella McCartney has released the results of a new Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) comparing the environmental performance of ten different raw material sources of manmade cellulose fiber (MMCF).

What Fair Trade Actually Means—and 4 Products You Can Feel Good About Buying

By Locke Hughes
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What do Patagonia, Keurig, and Costco have in common? At first glance, not a lot. One brand makes activewear, one sells coffee, and another sells… well, just about everything in between.

But they have one important similarity you may not know about: They all sell fair trade products ranging from tea and coffee to apparel, body care, and home goods.

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