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“BUSINESS UNUSUAL” New book discloses the reasons behind the success of Fair Trade

29 November 2006

Brussels, 29th November 2006. In response to the growing interest in Fair Trade, the international Fair Trade movement yesterday launched its first joint book about the reasons behind the ongoing success of this alternative...

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Black Gold, the Documentary

22 November 2006

Watch Black Gold, a new eye-opening documentary directed by Marc and Nick Francis, depicting the harsh reality of the global coffee industry. Follow Tadesse Meskela on his mission to save his 74,000 struggling coffee farmers in...

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Agreement between Irish Fair Trade Network Limited and FLO International eV.

18 October 2006

Irish Aid, the Irish Government’s official overseas development assistance programme, has agreed to donate an amount of EUR 3.5 million to FLO International e.V. The project , called Building Trade Capacity: Fairtrade and...

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Worldwide Fairtrade Sales rise by one third in 2005

28 June 2006

New figures released today reveal that global sales of Fairtrade Certified products have reached € 1.1 billion mark in 2005. This represents an increase of 37% over 2004. All product lines expanded their markets, especially...

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Barbara Fiorito elected Chair of FLO Board of Directors

01 June 2006

The Board of Directors of Fairtrade Labelling Organizations (FLO) International is pleased to announce that Barbara Fiorito was elected Chair of FLO’s Board at its May 18th meeting in Bonn, succeeding Simon Pare who served from...

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Marks & Spencer switches to fairtrade coffee and tea

03 March 2006

On the 6th of March, the first day of the Fairtrade Fortnight in the UK, Marks & Spencer announced that it is converting all its coffee and tea to Fairtrade, and extending its range of Fairtrade products to cotton. Marks &...

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The FINE Platform presents "Fairtrade in Europe 2005"

01 February 2006

The members of the FINE platform, the four principal European and International federations for Fair Trade (FLO, IFAT, NEWS and EFTA) commissioned a survey to evaluate the presence of Fairtrade in 25 European countries. The...

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