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Fairtrade America

Fairtrade America betters the lives of farmers and workers in developing countries by inspiring businesses to implement ethical production practices and assisting shoppers in making informed purchasing decisions. Fairtrade America is the US chapter of Fairtrade International, the original and global leader in fair trade certification with over 30 years of experience working to make trade fair, with headquarters in more than 30 countries across the globe. A non-profit 501(c)3 organization, Fairtrade America is the world's largest and most recognized fair trade system—part of a global movement for change. Learn more at www.fairtradeamerica.org.

    Divine Chocolate Launches New Branding to Highlight Best-in-Class Ethical and Sustainable Cocoa Sourcing  Image

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    10-14-21

    Divine Chocolate Launches New Branding to Highlight Best-in-Class Ethical and Sustainable Cocoa Sourcing

    Fairtrade America is pleased to announce that its long-time partner, Divine Chocolate, has unveiled a fresh new look that highlights the chocolate maker’s social mission to empower farmers and consumers
    Leading Businesses Sign Fairtrade Pledge to Support 1.8 Million Farmers Calling for Climate Justice Image

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    10-08-21

    Leading Businesses Sign Fairtrade Pledge to Support 1.8 Million Farmers Calling for Climate Justice

    Ben & Jerry’s, Tony’s Chocolonely, and UK retailers Co-op, M&S and Waitrose, are among a group of Fairtrade business partners worldwide pledging to support Fairtrade farmers
    New Study Reveals Fairtrade America Is Gaining Awareness and Trust in the U.S. As the Global Pandemic Awoke Americans to the Connectedness of Global Supply Chains Image

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    07-27-21

    New Study Reveals Fairtrade America Is Gaining Awareness and Trust in the U.S. As the Global Pandemic Awoke Americans to the Connectedness of Global Supply Chains

    Fairtrade America – an independent, third-party certification that partners with farmers and workers in developing countries to negotiate better prices, decent working conditions, and a fairer deal overall
    Fairtrade Trains Farmers to Adapt to Climate Change Image

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    06-03-21

    Fairtrade Trains Farmers to Adapt to Climate Change

    Fairtrade America recognizes the impact of climate change on farming families worldwide, and timed with June 5, World Environment Day, will now offer resources to support all coffee farmers in mitigating climate-related challenges.
    Fairtrade Commits to a Better Future for Thousands of Banana Farmers  Image

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    01-28-21

    Fairtrade Commits to a Better Future for Thousands of Banana Farmers

    Fairtrade International announces a comprehensive approach to supporting banana farmers in 2021 and beyond through efforts to achieve living wages and improve working conditions.
    Amazon’s New ‘Climate Pledge Friendly’ Program Helps Fairtrade Consumers to Choose the World They Want Image

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    09-24-20

    Amazon’s New ‘Climate Pledge Friendly’ Program Helps Fairtrade Consumers to Choose the World They Want

     Fairtrade today announced that it is participating in Amazon’s Climate Pledge Friendly program, making it easier for customers to discover and shop for more sustainable products on Amazon, including many Fairtrade-certified goods. 
    Fairtrade America Fosters Women’s Equality in African and Asian Farming Communities Image

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    08-26-20

    Fairtrade America Fosters Women’s Equality in African and Asian Farming Communities

    On Women’s Equality Day, Fairtrade America celebrates the success of its gender equality initiatives across the globe while continuing to strengthen its role as an ally to women in farming communities. An estimated 60-80% of the world’s food is produced by women, yet there is a significant “gender g...
    Fairtrade America Names Peg Willingham As New Executive Director Image

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    07-23-20

    Fairtrade America Names Peg Willingham As New Executive Director

    Fairtrade America, an independent, third party certification that betters the lives of farmers and workers in developing countries, is pleased to announce the hire of Peg Willingham as the organization’s new Executive Director. In this role, Willingham will lead the US chapter of Fairtrade Internati...
    Fairtrade International System Announces New Funding to Help Producers Mitigate the Effects of COVID-19 Image

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    06-15-20

    Fairtrade International System Announces New Funding to Help Producers Mitigate the Effects of COVID-19

    Fairtrade International and including its U.S. chapter, Fairtrade America, champion the rapid growth of two new funds to aid farmers and workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic by providing immediate support as well as relief for the anticipated long-term effects. As an organization seeking to ...

    Fairtrade Prices Boost Cocoa Farmers’ Income by $15 Million in Q4 2019 Image

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    03-16-20

    Fairtrade Prices Boost Cocoa Farmers’ Income by $15 Million in Q4 2019

    Sales of Fairtrade certified cocoa from Côte d’Ivoire in the fourth quarter of 2019 increased farmers’ earnings by approximately $15.1 million USD compared to non-Fairtrade cocoa, according to preliminary figures released by Fairtrade International last month. Fairtrade International is the origi...

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