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Celebrate Fair Trade Month!

September 17, 2015

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RECAP: International Fair Trade Towns Conference

September 15, 2015

This past July, 5 delegates from the US went to Bristol, UK to attend the 9th Annual International Fair Trade Towns Conference. They were part of 240 delegates representing 20 countries around the world. This year the goal was connecting Sustainability and Fair Trade. Here are some of their key takeaways. What did you learn […]

Organizer Spotlight – Altadena, CA

August 27, 2015

Teresa Baxter & Lori Webster Altadena, CA Building a community means recognizing our shared place in this world. It is through collaboration that true change happens, as evidenced by Teresa Baxter and Lori Webster, co-chairs of Altadena, California’s Fair Trade Town Campaign. Together, Teresa and Lori have worked to incorporate Fair Trade products and principles […]

Support Launch of World’s First Fair Trade Certified Tuna!

August 17, 2015

Buy Fair Trade Tuna at Safeway, Acme Markets, Vons and Pavilions – WIN $50 Fair Trade USA and Safeway (which includes Acme Markets, Vons and Pavilions) are breaking new ground with the launch of Fair Trade Certified ™ Tuna in over 15 states*! Crucial to the success of this new Fair Trade category, and to […]

How Does Fair Trade Protect The Environment?

August 6, 2015

When you hear Fair Trade, what do you think of? Is it the fair prices for farmers? Is it the community projects? What about environmental sustainability? When we say Fair Trade, most people think of a human-centered movement. In reality, Fair Trade is a movement for our planet, and that means not just for the people, […]

Meet the newest member of the Fair Trade Campaigns team!

June 22, 2015

Hi everyone! I’m Kylie, the new National Organizer for Fair Trade Colleges & Universities (FTCU) with Fair Trade Campaigns. I couldn’t be more excited to step into this new role! My passion for social, economic and environmental justice first arose in high school, when I spent five years living in Chiang Mai, Thailand. My interests evolved through […]

Fair Trade Soccer Balls Available at Target!

May 15, 2015

Guest Blog Post By: Jessica Holland, Senda Athletics About five months ago, Santiago Salty, founder of Senda Athletics Fair Trade soccer balls, sent a tweet that would change the trajectory of his company. He had just seen Target’s announcement for its upcoming Made to Matter collection. Made to Matter introduces some of the most innovative […]

School Tip: Source Fair Trade Products

April 22, 2015

Work your way through Goal 3 Goal #3 is about sourcing Fair Trade products in cafeterias, vending machines, school stores or regularly including Fair Trade products in fundraisers like candy or bake sales.  To reach this goal you will need to complete the following: You must have at least two products offered at permanent outlets […]

World Fair Trade Day Program Launched

April 6, 2015

Increase Fair Trade Availability in your Community! We all enjoy biting into a crisp piece of fruit or sipping that perfectly brewed cup of joe.  But how many of us stop to think about the farmers who grow and harvest the produce and beverages we consume on a regular basis? This World Fair Trade Day, […]

February Fair Trade Achievements: Campaigns with Heart

March 12, 2015

Our campaigners’ hearts were in the right place this February!  Let’s show a little love for those who took their campaigns to the next level… Campaign Badges and Declarations 18 Badges Earned! 1.  Cleveland Heights, OH – Engage Your Town 2.  Marquette University, WI – Commit to Fair Trade Education 3.  Saint Mary’s University, MN –  Pass a Fair Trade […]

Bring Fair Trade To Your Faith Community!

March 3, 2015

Did you know that your church, synagogue, mosque or other place of worship can be recognized as a leader in the Fair Trade movement?  Use Fair Trade products at your congregation and incorporate Fair Trade into social teachings – build solidarity among your fellow congregants!   How it all Began . . . The concept of […]

Bring Fair Trade to Schools in 2015

February 27, 2015

Help the Next Generation Combat Child Slave Labor Every child deserves an education. But, according to the International Labour Organization (ILO), child labor is a reality for 168 million boys and girls in Latin America, Africa and Asia. Can you imagine your child, brother, sister, neighbor or YOU picking cocoa beans instead of going to […]

Share the Love this Valentine’s Day

January 22, 2015

Here are 3 ways (including discounts!) for an easy and impactful Valentine’s Day. 1) Valentines to Farmers and Artisans Wouldn’t it be great if you could send a note of personal thanks and gratitude to Fair Trade Farmers and Artisans? Well now you can! We are partnering with three companies and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF (more about them […]

3 Ways to Support Mexican Farmworkers

December 19, 2014

Last week, the Los Angeles Times revealed a wrenching four-part documentary series called “Product of Mexico,” in which two reporters traveled throughout Mexico to interview farmworkers at produce farms many American retailers source from. They found living conditions were oftentimes bleak, and food, ironically, scarce. These intimate stories capture the day-to-day trials of our farmworkers; the […]

A November in Fair Trade Campaigns

December 11, 2014

 November has been a busy month! Let’s see what’s been happening on the campaign trail… Campaign Badges and Declarations 4 Declarations! 1. San Ramon, CA – Fair Trade Town 2. Chelsea, MI – Fair Trade Town 3. Hartwick College, NY – Fair Trade University 4.  Seattle University, WA – Fair Trade University 11 Badges Earned! 1. […]

Fair Trade Holiday Gift Guide

December 4, 2014

Tis’ the season for Fair Trade! Use our holiday Gift Guide when you start shopping for gifts and discover some great brands that are already supporting Fair Trade products.   Click on the image of the Fair Trade Campaigns Holiday Gift Guide  so that you can follow links to all the products you see below!     Check out […]

Giving Tuesday – Let’s Grow the Fair Trade Movement Together!

December 2, 2014

  Dear Friends: It is the final week of the 2014 Skoll Social Entrepreneurs Challenge and the Skoll Foundation is committed to doubling every dollar we raise this week!  The team at Fair Trade Campaigns (Billy, Courtney and Parker), are asking for your support during this final push. We Need Your Help Now! Our goal […]

Event Kits: Fair Trade Your Holidays!

November 11, 2014

Share Your Plans and Get Rewarded Here’s your chance to get hooked up with some great, free materials and samples for that final Fair Trade Event of the year! A number of generous donations have allowed us to support campaigns hosting a Fair Trade Holiday Event. Provide a short explanation of your plans in the comment section below and receive the following […]

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