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Grievances Against Walmart Mount; Fair World Project Stands In Solidarity With Workers and Farmers Throughout Wal-Mart Supply Chains


On November 18, 2013 the National Labor Relations board announced they would prosecute Walmart for workers’ rights violations including unfair disciplinary action and firing of workers attempting to unionize.  This announcement further legitimized the complaints and demands that have been mounting from Walmart workers for months, including forced holiday work and low wages. Walmart’s PR [...]

Responses to Fairtrade International’s Fairtrade Sourcing Partnership

Fairtrade International recently released a proposal called the Fairtrade Sourcing Partnership that would allow a fair trade label (similar to the current fair trade mark used by Fairtrade International and its labeling parters such as Fairtrade America) if 100% of either sugar or cocoa are certified, even if other ingredients are not. This is a [...]

TTIP/TAFTA Crossborder Letter Re-Release

Fair World Project joined nearly 100 organization in the US and Europe register our early concern about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), also known as Transatlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA), based on the information about the coming negotiations and state our opposition to the use of behind-closed-door trade negotiations to change and lower [...]

Fair World Project Statement Regarding Fair Trade USA (FTUSA) Apparel Program

Like many of you, Fair World Project is concerned with the apparel industry and the farmers and workers involved in the complex, often dangerous, supply chain. This has been especially true after the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh where 1,129 workers died in April. We certainly understand the desire to believe there is a fair [...]

Fair Trade USA Publishes New Multi-Ingredient Labeling Policy

In late August, Fair Trade USA (FTUSA) announced a new labeling policy for multi-ingredient products. When the initial draft of this policy was released in the spring, Fair World Project opposed many of the proposed changes. The final published policy does address some of our concerns, for example it eliminates the exemption for dairy in [...]

July eNewsletter: Tune In Now – New Free Trade Agreement and New FWP Blog Series

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Dear Supporter, Trans-Atlantic Free Trade Agreement Symposium July 9th The Trans-Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA) threatens to build on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and similar trade deals focused on removing “trade irritants” like food safety standards and environmental protections without regard for the cost to public health, local food systems and our [...]

Trans-Atlantic Free Trade Agreement Symposium

Trans-Atlantic Free Trade Agreement Symposium Tuesday, July 9 * 8:45am to Noon Sierra Club, 50 F Street, NW, Eighth Floor, Washington, DC Click here to RSVP: Please join us for a public symposium on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, also known as the Trans-Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA). TAFTA threatens to build on [...]

Labor groups critique fair trade certification scheme based on study at chocolate factory

Posted on February 22, 2013 The International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF) recently released a report documenting their investigation of labor rights violations at Theo Chocolate, a fair trade chocolate company. The report focuses on Theo’s fair trade certifier, IMO and IMO’s Fair for Life program, criticizing them for continuing to certify Theo despite serious worker complaints. [...]

Fairtrade in the USA Announces Board & Operations Manager

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With a newly established office in Washington, D.C., Fairtrade International USA is open for business and proud to announce its Board of Directors and Interim Operations Manager. The move connects US shoppers with over 25 other Fairtrade organizations in the international Fairtrade system and 1.2 million producers around the world, all working together for a [...]

FWP 2012 Round-Up eNewsletter


  In This Issue 2012: A Year In Review Quick Links Donate Fair World Project is a 501c(3), your donations are tax deductible. Dear [[First_Name]], 2012: A Year In Review Like many of you, we have been reflecting back on what we have accomplished this year, a time of opportunity and change in the fair [...]