Why Buy Fair Trade?
Fair trade is a powerful tool that goes beyond charity and other aid programs, aiming to empower marginalized producers in improving their own living conditions. With the proper resources, capacity, and key relationships, disadvantaged producers are able to earn their own means to a better life for themselves and their communities. Learn more about Fair Trade »
Brandon, Manitoba—Fairtrade Canada has awarded the City of Brandon official designation as a Fair Trade Town. The announcement was made during an event at the Council Chambers at City Hall on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. The status acknowledges the municipality’s commitment to supporting Fairtrade certified products and was made possible by the strong collaboration between municipal leaders, businesses and a strong base of community volunteers. Read more » or browse past updates »
A new name, with new timing, and new challenges, the Fair Trade Challenge is going to be a blast! Beginning on Hallowe’en (Oct. 31) and concluding on Buy Nothing Day (Nov. 29), the Fair Trade Challenge still promotes consumer choice and inspires ethical purchasing. The core challenge will remain the same: consume Fair Trade tea, coffee, and chocolate for 30 days. Read more » or browse campaigns »
Fair Trade in the News
- Positive influence of fair trade movement is spreading – Guelph Mercury , Sep 22, 2014
- Hershey Uses Mobile Technology to Reach 100% Fair Trade Goal by 2020 – Justmeans, Sep 10, 2014
- Fairtrade coffee offers women in Rwanda “a better tomorrow” – the guardian, Sep 9, 2014