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OAKLAND, Calif. (September 26, 2022) — In honor of International Coffee Day, October 1, 2022, Fair Trade USA™ highlights its coffee partners’ commitments to the Sustainable Coffee Challenge (SCC). Managed by Conservation International, the SCC is a collaborative effort of public and private sector organizations and companies working to make…
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OAKLAND, Calif. (September 9, 2022) — The Business Intelligence Group recognized Fair Trade USA™ with a Sustainability Leadership Award in the 2022 Sustainability Awards program. The Sustainability Awards honor those people, teams, and organizations who have made sustainability an integral part of their business practice or overall mission. Fair Trade…
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Larry Ruff continues in an expanded role as President, rejoins Board of Directors and Monika Vasquez-Pelz joins the Fair Trade USA Advisory Council   OAKLAND, Calif. (June 30, 2022) —Fair Trade USA announces two leadership changes to support the ongoing expansion of the organization. Effective immediately, Larry Ruff will serve…
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Fair Trade Certified™ products highlighted – program helps consumers identify fair trade items from around the globe OAKLAND, Calif. (April 12, 2022) —Fair Trade USA is proud to join Amazon’s Climate Pledge Friendly initiative making Fair Trade Certified products more easily discoverable on Amazon’s e-commerce sites. Climate Pledge Friendly highlights products that…
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OAKLAND, Calif. (October 1, 2021) — Fair Trade USA announces new and expanded commitments from partners on International Coffee Day and the celebration of its annual Just One Cup campaign challenging consumers and businesses alike to ask themselves, #DoesYourCoffeeDoMore? With 48% of new coffee launches making a sustainability claim*, it has never been more…
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OAKLAND, CA (May 6, 2011)–Fair Trade USA™, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, today announced that Chicago is the largest Fair Trade Town in the United States and the second largest in the world. Chicago has officially met all of the criteria to be…
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OAKLAND, Calif., (April 28, 2021) – Today, Fair Trade USA® – the leading certifier of fair trade products in North America – released its round-up of new commitments and product launches in the first quarter. As the pressing need for more social and environmental justice continues to surface during COVID-19, brands and retailers are stepping up and implementing…
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OAKLAND, Calif., (March 22, 2021) – Fair Trade USA – the leading certifier of fair trade products in North America – is honoring National Farmworker Awareness Week (March 25-31) and urging both consumers and businesses to support impacted farming communities by purchasing and sourcing Fair Trade Certified produce. As essential…
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OAKLAND, Calif. (November 25, 2020) — 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. To create impact in its local…
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OAKLAND, Calif., (April 10, 2020) – 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. Most critically, Fair…
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OAKLAND, Calif., (April 7, 2020) – Fair Trade USA™, the leading certifier of fair trade products in North America, has received a $1.4 million grant from the Walmart Foundation to strengthen support for producer-led community development projects along fair trade supply chains. The grant, which runs through 2022, will enable the organization…
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NORWICH, N.Y. (July 2, 2019) – Chobani, LLC today is announcing a program to further its commitment to positive transformation of its milkshed—supporting the economic, environmental, and social impacts of its number-one ingredient: fresh milk from local farms. The Milk Matters™ program will encompass Chobani’s commitment to its milkshed as well…
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This October, Fair Trade USA celebrates 20 years with a new video about its history, growth, and plans for the future. Fair Trade USA also launched the Fair Trade Difference campaign, which highlights the variety of Fair Trade Certified products that exist in the marketplace, plus a 20th Anniversary Giveaway with…
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OAKLAND, March 28, 2018 – Fair Trade USA has met the entry-level criteria for ISEAL membership. ISEAL Associate Membership reflects a commitment to credibility and the steps to achieve full ISEAL membership, where compliance is demonstrated by meeting ISEAL’s internationally recognised Codes of Good Practice in standard-setting, assurance and impacts.…
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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., January 31, 2017– Athleta is introducing its collection of styles created in a factory certified by Fair Trade USA, an organization dedicated to creating social and economic opportunities for factory workers around the world. Athleta’s spring collection features more than 40 Fair Trade CertifiedTM styles and more…
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VENTURA and OAKLAND, California. (October 22, 2013) – Patagonia Inc., the outdoor apparel company, is proud to announce its plans to offer Fair Trade Certified™ apparel starting with nine styles in the Fall 2014 season. For every Fair Trade Certified product Patagonia sells, the company will pay a premium directly…
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