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Fair Trade is trade that satisfies criteria re. the supply chain of the goods involved, usually including fair payment for producers and other social and environmental considerations. It's part of an organized social movement which promotes standards for international labor, environmentalism, and social policy in commerce between developed and undeveloped countries.


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Indigenous to be first USA premium fashion brand certified Fair Trade

Posted: Oct 05, 2010 – 11:21 AM EST

SANTA ROSA, Calif., Oct. 05 /CSRwire/ - While many companies strive to cut costs at every opportunity and find ever-lower sources of labor and manufacturing, one fashion company is celebrating its commitment to paying its labor force a fair wage in a time...

"Bitter" Chocolate: New Report on Child Labor in Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana Offers Further Evidence that Hershey, Cocoa Industry, are Failing to Address Abusive Child Labor and Human Trafficking

Posted: Sep 30, 2010 – 04:24 PM EST

WASHINGTON, D.C., Sep. 30 /CSRwire/ - The Payson Center for International Development at Tulane University released its fourth annual report on Oversight of Public and Private Initiatives to Eliminate the Worst Forms of Child Labor in the Cocoa Sector in Cote d'Ivoire and...

Empires of Collusion: First Shot Fired in Pulp Wars

Posted: Sep 29, 2010 – 12:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON, D.C., Sep. 29 /CSRwire/ - /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ - In a public advocacy shot to be heard literally around the world, the Consumers Alliance for Global Prosperity (CAGP) today released a new report, "Empires of Collusion" and launched the website PulpWars.com. This initiative will...

Largest North American Fair Trade Conference Activates 'Solutionaries'

Posted: Sep 28, 2010 – 12:34 PM EST

WASHINGTON, D.C., Sep. 28 /CSRwire/ - From September 10-12, 2010, the Fair Trade Futures Conference brought together 762 entrepreneurs, students, advocates, artisans, farmers, faith community members, and concerned citizens from five continents for the largest Fair Trade event in North American history. Kevin...

Foraging for Change in the Food System

Posted: Sep 23, 2010 – 12:31 PM EST

PALO ALTO, Calif., Sep. 23 /CSRwire/ - /PRNewswire/ - Just as individuals set goals for themselves so that they may reach their full potential, so too must companies. Food service provider Bon Appetit Management Company has set an ambitious goal of partnering with...

FoodHub Serves Up its Second Course

Posted: Sep 20, 2010 – 10:14 AM EST

FoodHub, the online directory and marketplace that connects food buyers of all types and sizes with farmers, ranchers, fishermen and food manufacturers throughout the greater Northwest, has blossomed and matured since its February 2010 debut, and is now inviting users to taste version...

Six Large Corporations Aim To Boost Economy With New Supplier Program

Posted: Sep 14, 2010 – 10:11 AM EST

WASHINGTON, D.C., Sep. 14 /CSRwire/ - /PRNewswire/ - A consortium of large businesses in a variety of industry sectors today announced a new way for small businesses to compete with greater ease to sell goods and services to global companies, potentially leading to...

"Bitter" Chocolate Report: Hershey Dominates U.S. Market, but Lags Behind Competitors in Avoiding Forced Labor, Human Trafficking and Abusive Child Labor

Posted: Sep 13, 2010 – 04:35 PM EST

WASHINGTON, D.C., Sep. 13 /CSRwire/ - As fall returns in North America, the lunch boxes and Halloween candy bags of America's children will be filled with Hershey Bars, Hershey's Kisses, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and other confections of the Hershey Company. But what...

Worldstock to Celebrate 9th Anniversary by Awarding a 10-Day Trip to Malawi, Africa

Posted: Sep 07, 2010 – 09:30 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY, Sep. 07 /CSRwire/ - /PRNewswire/ - Overstock.com, Inc. (Nasdaq: OSTK) today announced a grand prize trip to Malawi, Africa will be awarded as part of Worldstock's Nine Year Anniversary Giveaway. The 10-day, all-expenses-paid trip for two will be awarded on...

Good Capital Announces $200,000 Investment and Innovative Partnership with Root Capital

Posted: Aug 31, 2010 – 06:15 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 31 /CSRwire/ - Good Capital LLC (www.goodcap.net), the San Francisco-based manager of the Social Enterprise Expansion Fund, announced today a $200,000 subordinated loan to Root Capital (www.rootcapital.org), a nonprofit social enterprise that is pioneering finance for rural communities in developing...

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