News from fair trade usa A wide array of domestic and global news stories; news topics include politics / government, business, technology, religion, sports/entertainment, science/nature, and health/lifestyle. Articles that appear in this section may be written in English or other languages, as well.

May 07, 2013, 08:49 ET
The Fair Trade Certified label can now be found in more than 100,000 retail locations in North America.  (PRNewsFoto/Fair Trade USA)

New Mother's Day Campaign Celebrates the Inspirational Women of Fair Trade

 Celebrating Mother's Day this year can bring added rewards when shoppers honor mothers from around the world through their Fair Trade...

Oct 25, 2012, 15:19 ET

Imports of Fair Trade Certified Produce on the Rise

 Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, today announced significant growth and...

Oct 01, 2012, 10:01 ET
October is Fair Trade Month!

October is Fair Trade Month: Celebrities, brands, retailers and community organizers unite to celebrate and promote Fair Trade

 Fair Trade USA, the leading certifier of Fair Trade products in North America, kicked off the ninth-annual Fair Trade Month today with the...

Apr 13, 2012, 20:43 ET

Fair Trade USA and Partners Drive Record Growth in Coffee Imports, Returning $17 Million in Premiums to Farming Communities

 Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, today published its 2011 Almanac. New data...

Mar 06, 2012, 11:00 ET

Sales of Fair Trade Certified™ Products Up 75 Percent in 2011

 Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, today reports new data revealing that sales of...

Jan 18, 2012, 09:00 ET
Fair Trade USA.  (PRNewsFoto/Fair Trade USA)

Fair Trade USA Unveils Redesigned Certification Label; Updates Multiple Ingredients Product Policy

 Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, today unveiled a newly redesigned...

Oct 04, 2011, 14:12 ET

Fair Trade Products Just a Click Away With New "Fair Trade Finder" Application

This October, conscious consumers and ethically-minded brands will unite to celebrate the eighth annual Fair Trade Month in the United States. The...

Sep 28, 2011, 09:00 ET

Fair Trade USA Reduces Fees for Coffee Roasters

Fair Trade USA, the leading nonprofit certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, recently introduced a new innovation strategy entitled...

Sep 21, 2011, 18:00 ET

Fair Trade Certified Sales Up 63 Percent

 Fair Trade USA, the leading U.S. certifier of Fair Trade products, today released the latest SPINS sales figures, showing overwhelming growth...

Sep 19, 2011, 09:00 ET

Fair Trade USA Announces Innovation Strategy to Double Impact for Farming Communities by 2015

Fair Trade USA, the leading U.S. certifier of Fair Trade products, today launched a new innovation strategy – Fair Trade for All –...

Jul 27, 2011, 17:08 ET

Fair Trade USA Joins Global Coffee Quality Research Initiative to Help Small Farmers Face Climate Change

Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, and the Global Coffee Quality Research Initiative...

Apr 26, 2011, 06:00 ET

Fair Trade Certified Organic Imports Skyrocket

Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, today releases its 2010 Almanac. With more than...

Apr 25, 2011, 12:24 ET

Research Reveals Increased Consumer Demand for Fair Trade Certified-Labeled Products

Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, reports new findings which confirm that the...

Mar 07, 2011, 10:54 ET

Mainstream Consumers Drive Fair Trade Certified Sales Up 24 Percent

Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, today reports new data to confirm that mainstream...

Feb 15, 2011, 09:00 ET

USAID, Green Mountain Coffee, and Fair Trade USA Biodiversity Initiative Supports Economic and Social Development for Brazilian Coffee Farmers

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Green Mountain Coffee®, and Fair Trade USA today announce a new partnership to promote...

Dec 01, 2010, 06:00 ET

Fair Trade USA Launches First Ethical Fashion Certification Label

Plenty of fashion brands call themselves fair, but a label that ensures fairness from the cotton field to your hanger hasn't been on the shelves......

Nov 17, 2010, 12:00 ET

Fair Trade Up, Charitable Giving Down

Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, today announces U.S. import and premium data from...

Nov 10, 2010, 15:53 ET

USAID, Walmart, Fair Trade USA and SEBRAE-Minas Gerais Announce Winners of the 2010 Fair Trade Certified Cupping Competition in Brazil

Winners of this week's Brazilian Fair Trade Certified coffee cupping competition have been announced. Carmo Barbosa Fernandes of the producer...

Oct 14, 2010, 08:00 ET

Fair Trade Certified Sales Up 30 Percent in Grocery Stores

Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, celebrates National Fair Trade Awareness Month with...

Sep 29, 2010, 20:16 ET

October is National Fair Trade Awareness Month

October is Fair Trade Month, and Fair Trade USA (formerly TransFair USA), the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United...