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Big step toward fair textiles

21 March 2011

FLO embarks on major study to improve livelihoods for textile workers

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New Premium, Minimum Price and Trade Standards in Coffee

15 March 2011

Download the entire Fairtrade Standard for Coffee for Small Producer Organizations in English or Spanish (PDF). In the past year international prices for coffee have hit a 14-year high, sending waves throughout the coffee world...

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COO named among Top 100 Women

08 March 2011

FLO Chief Operating Officer Tuulia Syvaenen has been recognized as one of Finland’s Top 100 Women. Helsingin Sanomat, the Nordic region’s largest newspaper, conducted the poll in honour of International Women’s Day. Readers sent...

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Update on FLO Coffee Efforts

23 February 2011

Since the coffee market began its steady climb around May 2010, it has reached a 14-year high of USD2.75 as of 21 February. While these prices can help farmers, a high market is deceptive. According to the Fairtrade...

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Joint Statement

16 February 2011

Fairtrade, the Sustainable Agriculture Network(SAN)/Rainforest Alliance and UTZ CERTIFIED launched a joint statement on 15 February 2011 at the ISEAL Stakeholders’ Workshop event in Bern, Switzerland. Please read the joint...

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Fairtrade/Fairmined certified gold gives new hope to miners

14 February 2011

The world’s first Fairtrade and Fairmined gold goes on sale today in a groundbreaking effort to secure a fair deal for gold miners and their communities. Twenty businesses in the UK and one in Canada will be the first to stock...

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Producers testify against cotton injustice

07 February 2011

In the nine years since the Doha Development Round was launched in 2001, the United States and the European Union have paid out a staggering USD 31.4 billion in subsidies to US and EU cotton farmers effectively squeezing 10...

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