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Celebrate Labor Day by Supporting Fair Trade

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Store Updates on 15th August, 2012 | No Comments

Pullman strikers outside Arcade Building in Pullman, Chicago. Source: Abraham Lincoln Historical Digitization Project.The history of the labor movement in the United States is filled with ambitious, hard-working Americans planting the seeds of their dreams in hopes for a prosperous future. How does the U.S. labor movement relate to the international struggle for economic justice? Read on to find out!
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Beyond the Label: Building Better Fair Trade Businesses

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Featured, Global Exchange Store Updates on 11th June, 2012 | 2 Comments

Fair Trade Federation Conference attendeesGlobal Exchange Fair Trade Stores Program Director Jocelyn Boreta recently attended the Fair Trade Federation conference. Here’s what she took away from the conference, and why it’s important to get beyond the label moving forward.
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Fairtrade International Sets Up Shop in the U.S.

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views on 2nd April, 2012 | 3 Comments

PrintAfter extensive discussions with various stakeholders in the U.S., Fairtrade International has announced it will be launching new operations in the U.S.
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Fair Trade Roundup: Fair Trade and the Occupy Movement Unite

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Fair Trade Roundups, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign, Global Exchange Store Updates on 10th November, 2011 | 1 Comment

Fair Trade Store Manager Jocelyn at Oakland General StrikeHow are the Fair Trade and Occupy movements converging? How can you provide input to Fair Trade USA around their recent changes? Find out both plus more in our latest Fair Trade Roundup.
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Fair Trade Roundup: Fair Trade USA Withdraws from FLO

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Fair Trade Roundups, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 6th October, 2011 | No Comments

ben-and-jerryLots happening in the Fair Trade movement…Fair Trade month, Reverse Trick-or-Treating, Fair Trade featured on late television and Fair Trade USA resigns its membership to FLO.
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Fair Trade Roundup: Fair Trade Photo Contest Entries Are In, Voting Open

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views on 28th June, 2011 | No Comments

2012_calendar_image-lo_res_3_largeFair Trade photo contest voting now open. Find out the details about that and a whole lot more. It’s Fair Trade Roundup time.
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Fair Trade Roundup: Fair Trade Cocoa on “The Biggest Loser”

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Fair Trade Roundups on 17th March, 2011 | 1 Comment

Photo Credit: Village Markets of AfricaLast week Ben & Jerry’s brought Fair Trade to late night television. This week, Fair Trade conquered reality television. Find out about this and more in our weekly Fair Trade Round Up.
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Who Owns Fair Trade?

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Featured on 18th January, 2011 | 15 Comments

FTA group of businesses, organizations and consumers are accusing TransFair USA of attempting to own the term ‘Fair Trade’.
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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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Making Every Purchase Matter Through People-to-People Ties

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Featured on 4th October, 2010 | No Comments

3077981247_125a8296bbEvery day this October FairTradeUSA will be highlighting several of the great companies that bring Fair Trade products to your grocer’s shelves, as well some of the international organizations that work closely with Fair Trade on the ground. Today is Global Exchange’s day! Stay tuned to the FairTradeUSA blog and Facebook page to see how you can enter to win a bag of Global Exchange label Thanksgiving Fair Trade coffee!
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