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Fair Trade Roundup: What is Hershey Up to NOW?!

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Fair Trade Roundups, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 17th August, 2011 | 3 Comments

Photo Credit: JOHN C. WHITEHEAD, The Patriot-NewsThis week in Fair Trade news you can use, Hershey is the focus of attention for labor rights activists (again), a new report about the impacts of Fair Trade is released, plus a whole lot more.
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Coffee Producer Speaks Out About His Fair Trade Cooperative and Town

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Store Updates, Guest Posts on 15th August, 2011 | No Comments

Sachiko (far right), Gilbert ( ,The Global Exchange Fair Trade Store in San Francisco hosted a Fair Trade Talk with Gilbert Ramirez from CoopeAgri in Costa Rica and Courtney Lang from Fair Trade USA. Gilbert’s town Pérez Zeledón is the very first Fair Trade Town in Latin America. Hear how it went, and read perspectives from a Fair Trade coffee producer.
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Fair Trade Roundup: Events Galore

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Fair Trade Roundups, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 2nd August, 2011 | 2 Comments

Photo Credit: FTRN.orgLots of Fair Trade related events to know about in our Fair Trade Roundup; a Fair Trade symposium happening in the UK, a webinar this week, and more.
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Fair Trade Roundup: What Was Cosi’s Response to Fair Trade Action?

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Fair Trade Roundups on 13th July, 2011 | 1 Comment

Photo Credit: Change.orgLast week Change.org called on fans of restaurant chain Cosi to tell the company that “life should be delicious” for cocoa farmers who currently live in poverty. So they did. And then guess what Cosi did. Find out what and more in our Fair Trade Roundup.
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Hey Hey, Ho Ho, Child Labor has got to Go!

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Featured, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 13th June, 2011 | 2 Comments

Photo Credit: Diane LentWorld Day Against Child Labor was on Sunday, June 12th. Four days prior, the ‘Raise the Bar Hershey’ rally took place in front of the Hershey store in Times Square. School children and social justice activists, along with Kerry Kennedy, President of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights, and Lee Cutler, […]
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Fair Trade Roundup: Fair Trade Models Strut Their Stuff Next Week

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Fair Trade Roundups, Featured, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 25th May, 2011 | 2 Comments

ft-modelsModels are hot, but Fair Trade models are even hotter! Next week some Fair Trade models will be stepping out during an annual Human Rights Awards Gala. Ben & Jerry are emceeing, and guests will be served Fair Trade Certified ice cream. Find out about this and other news in our Fair Trade Roundup.
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Fair Trade Roundup: World Fair Trade Day Report Back

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Fair Trade Roundups on 17th May, 2011 | 2 Comments

WFTD_tracker50000-300x268World Fair Trade Day has come and gone. See how many events took place around the US and Canada, plus add your own event if you held an event to honor the occasion. Also read about Ben & Jerry, hosts of our upcoming Human Rights Awards gals, and more in our Fair Trade Roundup.
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Fair Trade Roundup: Brand Jam Contest Winner Will Receive $1,000!

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Fair Trade Roundups, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 22nd March, 2011 | No Comments

Graphic Credit: ILRFLots of exciting happenings lately in the Fair Trade movement. Find out about the $1,000 brand jam prize, how Chicago high schoolers are kicking it with Fair Trade, what the Wall Street Journal had to say about vodka and much more. It’s Fair Trade Roundup time!
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WEBINAR: Producer & Brandholders Compare “Fair for Life” and “Fair Trade Certified”

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views on 14th December, 2010 | No Comments

ftlabelsThe final segment in a four-part series about Fair Trade certifications, a producer and brandholders will compare “Fair for Life” and “Fair Trade Certified.” It’s happening Thursday, so sign up today to secure your spot for just $5!
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WEBINAR: Comparing “Fair Trade Certified” and “Fair for Life” Certifications

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views on 29th November, 2010 | No Comments

ftlabelsThe third webinar in a four-part series about Fair Trade certifications is happening soon. It will compare “Fair Trade Certified” and “Fair for Life” certifications and cover label use, system governance and benefits to producers.
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