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Reflections on Fair Trade in Mexico: Manos Zapotecas Weaving Cooperative

December 4, 2013

In July, Fair Trade Campaigns took 12 organizers from across the country to Chiappas and Oaxaca, in southern Mexico, to visit Fair Trade farmers, artisans and producers.  We visited five producer groups that are associated with the various third party labeling organizations in the US. Over the next few months we’ll be sharing one reflection on each […]

Calling All Bakers! Submit Your #BakeFair Recipes

December 3, 2013

Submit Your #BakeFair Recipes for a chance to be featured on Fair Trade USA’s website, and to win a Fair Trade gift basket!     With the 2013 holiday season in full swing, we know that all you bakers out there have your oven mitts prepped and ready for some delicious, wintry treats. This year, show […]

#FairTuesday (December 3)- The Alternative to Black Friday

November 26, 2013

It is 4:30 am on the day after Thanksgiving. It’s dark outside, and you are standing in the cold, frosty air, surrounded by hoards of anxious shoppers waiting in line for the stores to open. It is crowded, yet vivid “Sale” signs beckon you in.  People are pushing and shoving, trying to work their way to […]

Fair Trade Your Holiday Events!

November 21, 2013

Here’s your chance to get hooked up with some great free materials for that final Fair Trade event of the year! The first 20 campaigns to provide a short explanation of their plans in the comment section below will recieve the following event package to help bolster their event:

GIVEAWAY – Dsenyo Fair Trade Gifts

November 20, 2013

All Dsenyo accessories are handcrafted in Malawi and Brazil. We work with several sewing cooperatives and are expanding our production in Africa.

Send us Your BananaGram Tally & Best Photos By November 8th

November 4, 2013

  At least 30 campaigns participated in this year’s BananaGram Challenge and Photo Contest. Make your hard work count! Get recognized nationally for your efforts – send us your BananaGram Tally and best photos by Friday November, 8th.   We’ll announce winners during the week of November 10th, and continue to update everyone over the […]

Late Night Snack- Results and Recap!

November 4, 2013

In the end, over 3,300 people from dozens of campaigns across the US took part in the Late Night Snack Photo Contest, making it our most successful national event to date! If you have time, please take a journey by searching for #FTSnack through Twitter and Instagram to see some of the incredible and creative ways […]

Handmade Expressions Giveaway!

October 28, 2013

Living Our Values, Making an Impact Through Fair Trade   By Handmade Expressions   This Fair Trade Month, Handmade Expressions is happy to share our story with you – as well as our products. To celebrate, through October 31st we’re offering a fair trade prize package to the customer and retailer whose photo of their […]

Fair Trade Campaigns in the Media: September/October 2013

October 25, 2013

Your monthly digest of Fair Trade Campaigns in the local and national spotlight

Giveaway: Faire Collection

October 21, 2013

Shop Faire – Wear the Change You Want to See Celebrate Fair Trade month with a giveaway from Faire Collection, the largest fair trade accessories company in the US! Five lucky fans will win a Faire Collection Stackable Ring, handmade from up-cycled bullhorn in Ecuador.  Read on to enter! Recently recognized by the Ethical Fashion […]

Fair Trade Your Halloween

October 8, 2013

Put a sweet twist on the bitter tradition this year by participating in Equal Exchange’s Fair Trade Your Halloween Campaign     Trick-or-treaters will hand Fair Trade chocolate back to adults, with informational cards attached, to explain the problems of the cocoa industry and how Fair Trade presents a solution. Through providing children with an […]

3 Easy Ways to Celebrate Fair Trade Month

September 30, 2013

      October is here, and you know what that means.  It’s time for the much-awaited month-long celebration of Fair Trade.  This year Fair Trade USA’s  campaign theme is Buy Fair. Be Fair.  The goal is simple: increase awareness and demand for Fair Trade Certified products and deepen the impact of Fair Trade in […]

Reflections on Fair Trade in Mexico: Maya Vinic Coffee Coop

September 26, 2013

In July, we took 12 Fair Trade campaign organizers from across the country to Chiapas and Oaxaca, Mexico to visit Fair Trade farmers, artisans and producers.  We visited five producer groups of whom are associated with the various third party Fair Trade labeling organizations in the US. Over the next few months we’ll be sharing […]

Registration Open for New England & Southern California Gatherings

August 26, 2013

Fair Trade Campaigns is hosting Regional Conferences this Fall in Southern California & New England and you’re invited!

Fair Trade Campaigns in the Media: July/August 2013

August 24, 2013

Your monthly digest of Fair Trade Campaigns in the local and national spotlight #FTCampaigns on Social Media Facebook– 2,920 Twitter– 1,170 Instagram– 97 Pinterest– 70 Tumblr– 2 National Updates Late Night Snack Photo Contest Snap a picture of a #FTSnack & enter to win year supply of Ben & Jerry’s  Don’t forget about the Late […]

Purchasing Policies Webinar – Save the Date!

July 17, 2013

Get your town or campus to institutionalize Fair Trade purchasing! In 2012 we rolled out Fair Trade Purchasing Policies in two towns and two colleges in the U.S. and we have used the results to construct new resources that will help campaigns across the country institutionalize Fair Trade purchasing! Model Procurement Policy Opportunity Assessment – for […]

Case Study: Engage Your Town

June 20, 2013

Case Study of how La Mesa, CA accomplished their third goal, Engage Your Town, and their tips for other campaigns.  Nancy Ryan La Mesa, CA   What was your goal when tasked with this criteria? Our goal was to reach out to organizations and faith based communities within our city with the overall purpose of […]

New Video Resource: ‘The Merits of Fair Trade’

June 17, 2013

Over the last few months we have unveiled Organizing Toolkits, an Infographic and now a fun and educational animated video. This short video, entitled ‘The Merits of Fair Trade’, takes viewers through an engaging overview of Fair Trade. Use it to educate and make the case for Fair Trade in your community. Click here to […]

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