Lead for Change Blog May 2013

Fair Traders Support a Refocus on Relationships

May 30, 2013

Last month’s events in Bangladesh – the collapse of a garment factory which killed over 1,100 people and a fire at a nearby garment factory which killed 8 people – have reminded those who support ethical business practices of the disasters that can result when supply chains are too long and relationships are too distant. […]

Campaign Spotlight: Fond du Lac, WI

May 17, 2013

Fair Trade has been part of the Fond du Lac, Wisconsin landscape for several years, with First Presbyterian Church, Holy Family Catholic Community, and Pilgrim United Church of Christ leading the way by selling and serving Fair Trade products.  The Just Fare Market opened at First Presbyterian Church; in spite of limited space and open […]

New Organizing Toolkits!

May 15, 2013

Over the last few months the Fair Trade Campaigns team has been hard at work building Toolkits for organizers and advocates. Dozens of campaigns across the country have contributed to create a simple document linking together resources and providing a thorough overview of what it means to organize a Fair Trade Campaign. Now that it’s here, open it up, explore, learn, and share! Within the Toolkits you will […]

Infographic: The Impact of a Fair Trade Campaign

May 13, 2013

Our infographic illustrates the elements of a Fair Trade Campaign and correlates the increasing positive impact your work has on communities in developing countries as you advocate for Fair Trade. Display the infographic at your events as an eye-catching and easily digestible explanation of a Fair Trade Campaign for current and prospective supporters.  

New Infographic, Toolkits, and Short Video Are Here!

May 7, 2013

We are excited to bring you three new materials to support your campaign!  Below, you will find an organizing toolkit, infographic, and short video (coming soon!) to help your efforts and inspire your community. These resources will provide you with insight from fellow organizers around the country and invigorate your outreach efforts.   Fair Trade […]

Announcing Fair Trade Campaigns

May 3, 2013

Dear Fair Trade Campaign Organizer –   We are pleased to announce the launch of the Fair Trade Campaigns umbrella, the result of an extensive, collaborative planning process of Fair Trade Towns USA and Fair Trade Colleges & Universities.  Fair Trade Campaigns will allow for better collaboration among organizations working to raise awareness and drive […]

Support Moms Around the World this Mother's Day

May 1, 2013

Many of the farmers, workers and artisans producing the goods we consume are Moms working to support their families. This Mother’s Day you can find a great way to both honor your family here in the US as well as support a global community of mothers striving to create opportunities for their family. Take a […]