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Launches on ethical platform have almost doubled since 2008

Author: Elaine Watson June 10, 2011   The percentage of new foods and drinks launched with an ‘ethical positioning’ has almost doubled since 2008, despite the premium price tag often attached to these products, according to Innova Market Insights. New products with an ethical positioning grew from 3.7 percent of new launches in the US […]

Fair World Project Tour

    Worker Empowerment & Trade Justice in the Dominican Republic January 2nd – 10th   Worker Empowerment & Trade Justice in the Dominican RepublicJanuary 2nd – 10th Join the Fair World Project (FWP) to explore the emerging world of workers’ rights, union-made living-wage apparel and trade justice in the Dominican Republic. FWP’s Dominican Republic tour […]

UC San Diego: A Fair Trade University

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By Christine Clark July 15, 2010 The University of California, San Diego has signed one of the strongest fair trade policies of any university in the nation. The policy makes a commitment to promote fair trade certified products, support sustainable business practices and humane working conditions that prohibit the use of child labor. UC San […]

Run Across Palestine

Author: Run Across Palestine August 1, 2011 On The Ground, in partnership with the Palestinian Fair Trade Association, is thrilled to announce a new, philanthropic event, The Run Across Palestine, (RAP) for early 2012. The event will raise funds and awareness for the fair trade olive farmers of Palestine. Funds raised from RAP will have […]

Fair World Project Statement Regarding Coffee Plantations and Hired Labor

Fair Trade USA  (formerly TransFair USA) and its new initiative, Fair Trade For All,  aims to expand fair trade certification to include coffee plantations.  “Fair Trade for All” has been a major point of contention in Fair Trade USA’s split from Fairtrade International (FLO).  For more on the Fair Trade USA/FLO split, see Fair World […]

Progress! Major Florist FTD Offers Fair Trade Certified Bouquets

Author: Amanda KloerApril 4, 2011   Demonstrating their strong commitment to labor rights, FTD has offered a line of Fair Trade certified floral arrangements, just in time for Mother’s Day, Easter, and graduation season. The site now offers five different Fair Trade certified bouquets, which is one of the three flower sourcing improvements almost 10,000 […]

Latin American and Caribbean Network of Small Fair Trade Producers (CLAC) Position on Fair Trade USA’s Split from FLO

Author: CLAC September 22, 2011   The Latin American and Caribbean Network of Small Fair Trade Producers (CLAC) is a founding member and co-owner of Fairtrade International, and is strongly committed to the future of Fair Trade for disadvantaged producers. The CLAC represents democratically organized small farmers, and addresses the strengthening and development of grassroots […]

Civil Society Letter to FLO Regarding Representation of Workers in the Fairtrade system

By Fair World ProjectJune 19, 2012   Date: June 19, 2012 From: US Labor Rights Advocates and Fairtrade Stakeholders TO: All Members and Board Members of Fairtrade International, also known as the Fairtrade Labelling Organization (FLO)  SUBJECT: Representation of Workers in the Fairtrade system Dear FLO Members and FLO Board Members, We are a diverse […]

Fair Trade USA

October 19, 2011   Paul Rice, President and CEO Fair Trade USA 1500 Broadway, Suite 400 Oakland, CA 94612   Dear Paul:   I am writing on behalf of the Fair World Project (“FWP”), a project of the Organic Consumers Association which, as you know, is the nation’s largest network of green and ethical consumers.  […]