Lead for Change Blog May 2012

Business is always brisk at our Black Friday Fair Trade Market.

Campaign: Bethlehem, New York

May 24, 2012

By Anna McMahon, Lead Organizer, Fair Trade Bethlehem   The Fair Trade Bethlehem NY campaign began in May 2009 with a Fair Trade coffee-sampling outside one of our independent cafes.  Since then we have expanded our efforts in many directions: organising public events; taking presentations to local schools and community groups; generating media interest and […]

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Fair Trade USA and Partners Deliver Record Impact in 2011

May 24, 2012

Community Development Premiums Empower and Improve Fair Trade Farming Communities; Impact Driven by Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration By:  Fair Trade USA   Fair Trade USA recently released its 2011 Almanac, an annual publication which provides detailed information on the supply and impact of Fair Trade Certified products. According to the Almanac, in 2011 farmers and farm workers […]

Founder Zak Zeildman at the source of their cacao in Peru.

Giveaway: Kopali Organics

May 21, 2012

  Win 1 of 3 FREE bags of Fair Trade Certified Kopali Chocolate Bananas!  Find out how at the bottom of this post.   Kopali Organics:  What’s In A Name? Did you know Kopali (ko*pah*lee) is an ancient Mexican Nahuatl word meaning “incense”, particularly identified with the forms of tree sap resin used as a […]

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Fair Trade Tour with Indian Artisan Coordinator, Lata Kachhawaha

May 11, 2012

Lata Kachhawaha joins Handmade Expressions and Fair Trade Towns for a fair trade tour along the west coast. There are millions of artisans around the world who live in poverty. Lata Kachhawa is a passionate social activist who has devoted her life to improving the conditions of such impoverished artisans, particularly women. Lata ji founded […]