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We Stand With Small Coffee Farmers

Author: Fair World Project November 28, 2011      Fair World Project Organic Consumers Association Equal Exchange Blue People Fair Trade Farmer Direct Co-operative  Canaan Fair Trae, USA Ethix Ventures Inc.

A Green Supply Chain

By Christine ClarkJuly 15, 2010   In the past few years, consumer-goods companies have learned that improving their sustainable credentials is not just a matter of peering inside their own operations. They must also examine the environmental and social footprint of every player in their supply chain. The search for sustainable ingredients can take a […]

FWP August eNewsletter


Author: Fair World Project August 31, 2011   In This Issue FWP Launches Be Fair Campaign New Small Producer Fair Trade Seal  Adventures in Fair Trade Alcohol FWP Tour: Tast of Palestine Fair World News Bytes Quick Links Fair World Project is a 501c(3), your donations are tax deductible. Dear Supporter, Fair World Project Launches […]

How Opening a Fair Trade Store Brought Global Perspective to a Small Town

Author: Jessica Prois May 12, 2012   World Fair Trade Day is May 12. How does this matter? Six months ago I opened a fair trade Store in Storm Lake, Iowa. Storm Lake has a population of about 10,000 diverse souls. At the time we moved here, there were 43 languages spoken by students in […]

‘Fair Trade’ in Fashion

Author: Wall Street Journal  April 24, 2011   Many consumers will opt for “Fair Trade” coffee over the alternatives—even if the price rises significantly, a study finds. The “fair trade” movement seeks to improve conditions for farmers and other producers in developing countries. The study took place in 26 stores of an unnamed upscale chain. […]

WFTO response to Fair Trade USA-FLO split


Author: WFTO October 10, 2011   The recent decision by Fair Trade USA (formerly Transfair USA) to withdraw from the Fairtrade Labelling Organization (FLO), and to extend the scope of Fair Trade to include plantations and factories, has long-term and far-reaching consequences for the Fair Trade movement. The World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO), as a […]

Root Capital Makes Money By Investing Where Wall Street Won’t: Poor, Rural Farmers

Author: Michael J. Coren July 21, 2011   Investing in sectors that most business people find too risky, this firm is finding that the returns from helping small businesses in the developing world can be more than simply charity. Small money, big change. That, in essence, is what William Foote was banking on when he […]

N. America Fair Trade Stakeholder Council Forms to Clarify Direction of Fair Trade

Author: Fair World ProjectJanuary 1, 2012   With Fair Trade experiencing monumental change in the past few months, some committed stakeholders in North America started a dialogue initiative in December 2011 to clarify the direction for the Fair Trade movement in North America with the goal of upholding its benefits for marginalized producers around the […]

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.  […]