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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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Anvil Knitwear Becomes First US-based Company to Join Cotton made in Africa Initiative

Posted: Feb 01, 2011 – 02:39 PM EST

NEW YORK, Feb. 01 /CSRwire/ - /PRNewswire/ - Anvil Knitwear, a leading apparel brand, has become the first US-based apparel manufacturer to join the Cotton made in Africa (CmiA) initiative. The CmiA initiative is a public-private partnership project to promote sales of sustainably...

STR RS Announces Distinguished Organizations and Key Speakers for 6th Annual Responsible Sourcing Summit

Posted: Feb 01, 2011 – 12:00 PM EST

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 01 /CSRwire/ - Gap Inc, The Timberland Company, The Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST) and As You Sow are just a few of the distinguished organizations appearing at the STR RS 6th Annual Responsible Sourcing Summit in Los...

Greening the Supply Chain: Businesses Unlock Hidden Value According to New A.T. Kearney Report for CDP

Posted: Jan 27, 2011 – 12:09 PM EST

LONDON and NEW YORK, Jan. 27 /CSRwire/ - /PRNewswire/ - Businesses are now seeing a return on investment from embedding sustainable practices into the procurement function, indicating an emerging trend in supply chain engagement and collaboration. More than 50% of large businesses and...

6th Annual Responsible Sourcing Summit 2011

Posted: Jan 10, 2011 – 08:00 AM EST

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 10 /CSRwire/ - The STR RS 6th Annual Responsible Sourcing Summit is generating a wave of excitement in the ethical trade community, given the richness of its content and impressive lineup of panelists. The Summit is being held in Los...

Former Dow Jones Executives Form Social Venture 'MoJo' to Aid Underprivileged Women

Posted: Dec 06, 2010 – 09:12 AM EST

BOSTON, Dec. 06 /CSRwire/ - /PRNewswire/ - Two former Dow Jones executives have launched a social venture designed to address issues facing single mothers who are poverty-stricken in the United States. Founders Tom Aley and Darr Aley have formed Moms and Jobs (www.momsandjobs.com)...

Cargill's Work to Improve Cocoa Farmers' Livelihoods Recognized With US National Award

Posted: Dec 01, 2010 – 02:27 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 01 /CSRwire/ - /PRNewswire/ - When we pop a piece of chocolate into our mouths, most of us aren't thinking about the supply chain that converts cocoa beans into delicious treats. But Cargill does. The company's work to improve livelihoods for...

Fair Trade USA Launches First Ethical Fashion Certification Label

Posted: Dec 01, 2010 – 08:57 AM EST

OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 01 /CSRwire/ - /PRNewswire/ - Plenty of fashion brands call themselves fair, but a label that ensures fairness from the cotton field to your hanger hasn't been on the shelves...until now. Just in time for the holidays, Fair Trade USA...

CARE and Full Circle Exchange Team Up to Turn Coffee & Chocolate Sales Into Poverty Relief

Posted: Nov 26, 2010 – 10:23 AM EST

ATLANTA, Nov. 26 /CSRwire/ - /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ - CARE has teamed with Full Circle Exchange to raise up to $1 million for CARE's global poverty-fighting programs through Full Circle Exchange's sale of co-branded coffee and chocolate. As part its "Wake Up to Justice –...

Fair Trade Up, Charitable Giving Down

Posted: Nov 17, 2010 – 12:23 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 17 /CSRwire/ - /PRNewswire/ - Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, today announces U.S. import and premium data from the first six months of 2010. Overall, Fair Trade's approach to community...

USAID, Walmart, Fair Trade USA and SEBRAE-Minas Gerais Announce Winners of the 2010 Fair Trade Certified Cupping Competition in Brazil

Posted: Nov 10, 2010 – 04:28 PM EST

BELO HORIZONTE, Minas Gerais, Brazil, Nov. 10 /CSRwire/ - /PRNewswire/ - Winners of this week's Brazilian Fair Trade Certified coffee cupping competition have been announced. Carmo Barbosa Fernandes of the producer organization, Coopervitae, and Luciano Dazilio Delpupo of the producer organization, Pronova, won...

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