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Fair Trade Campaigns is Hiring 2015/16 Fellows!

June 24, 2015

Are you passionate about Fair Trade and social justice? Do you want to gain hands-on experience supporting campaigns, developing leaders, building regional networks and executing digital communications strategies? If this sounds like you then read on to find out more about the Fair Trade Campaigns 2015-16 Fellowship Program! Apply for a Fellowship here! What is […]

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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 […]

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UNIVERSITY TIP #2: REACH OUT TO CAMPUS OUTLETS

June 12, 2015

Work Your Way Through Goal #2: Reach Out To Campus Outlets Goal #2 focuses on increasing Fair Trade availability on campus. To reach this goal you will need to: Ensure a minimum of two Fair Trade products are available in all campus-owned & operated venues as well as in service contracts where possible, The Obstacles The Solutions Food Service […]

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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 […]

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Empower Moms around the World This Mother’s Day

May 4, 2015

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, Fair Trade Campaigns and Fair Trade USA encourage you to think not only about our moms at home, but also the moms throughout the world who grow, sew and harvest the products we enjoy every day.  Here are three ways that you can honor these strong and hardworking women […]

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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 […]

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A Simple Way to Celebrate World Fair Trade Day

April 14, 2015

Fair Trade Campaigns is a powerful grassroots movement mobilizing thousands of conscious consumers and Fair Trade advocates on campuses and in communities across the country.  We recognize towns, colleges, universities, schools and congregations for embedding Fair Trade into their community and increasing Fair Trade product availability. Request Fair Trade Products You already know that purchasing Fair Trade products empowers workers […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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December/January Fair Trade Achievements: Campaigns Keep Their Cool This Winter

February 9, 2015

Even the winter holidays couldn’t slow down our campaigners!  Let’s take a moment to honor their hard work… Campaign Badges and Declarations 1 Declaration! 1. John Carroll University, OH – Fair Trade University 11 Badges Earned! 1. St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church, CA – Commit to Purchase Fair Trade Products When They Are Available and Incorporate Fair Trade Education into […]

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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 […]

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Share the Love this Valentine’s Day!

January 16, 2015

Fair Trade Campaigns is a powerful grassroots movement mobilizing thousands of conscious consumers and Fair Trade advocates on campuses and communities across the USA. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————- Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. People across the country are planning dates, readying surprises, and buying gifts for loved ones. But how many people consider the farmers and artisans who produce the chocolate, […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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