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2010-11-17 11:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 the first six months of 2010. Overall, Fair Trade's approach to community empowerment and sustainable development continues to demonstrate strong growth across the board, with increases in additional income generated, farmers and workers served and imports certified. And, while Fair Trade awareness...

2010-11-16 11:34:00

The Oxfam Collection Debuts Exclusively on OxfamGifts.com BOSTON, Nov 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Oxfam America launched its 2010 holiday gift-giving campaign today, which takes a satirical look at fashion and uses a fictional designer called "the Hidalgo," played by comedian Chris Wylde, to introduce gift-givers to the Oxfam Collection. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080221/DC14723LOGO) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080221/DC14723LOGO) The Oxfam...

2010-11-10 14:53:00

BELO HORIZONTE, Minas Gerais, Brazil, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Winners of this week's Brazilian Fair Trade Certified coffee cupping competition have been announced. Carmo Barbosa Fernandes of the producer organization, Coopervitae, and Luciano Dazilio Delpupo of the producer organization, Pronova, won first place in the natural and semi-washed coffee categories respectively. The competition, which is a specialized tasting to assess coffee quality, capped off three years of intensive...

2010-11-05 11:21:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the eve of an historic trip to India, international humanitarian agency Oxfam called on President Obama to ensure that the US does its part to help the world's poor benefit from economic growth. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080221/DC14723LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080221/DC14723LOGO) President Obama's trip highlights India's role in eliminating poverty - both in India and in the rest of the...

2010-10-25 07:30:00

AMSTERDAM, October 25, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Do you ever stop to think about where your food comes from? The viral video campaign 'Face Your Food' brings together a global online community to fight for a more sustainable food industry. The production of food has a major impact on our world. Thousands of plant and animal species are under threat due to harmful agricultural practices. Farmers across the globe are suffering because of unfair trade. The viral video campaign 'Face Your...

2010-10-01 07:08:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- October is Fair Trade Month. Compass Group is celebrating by offering a wide range of Fair Trade coffee options including, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Peet's Coffee & Tea, Seattle's Best, Starbucks, along with Pura Vida its strategic community coffee partner, at their accounts across the country. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090929/CL83598LOGO ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090929/CL83598LOGO ) A Fair Trade...

2010-09-27 09:00:00

N. PALM BEACH, Fla., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- World of Green, the leading destination for inspired living, is celebrating National Fair Trade month in October by promoting sustainable fair trade coffees, teas, chocolates, and a variety of fair trade, hand-made accessories and apparel. Through product giveaways and daily educational tips posted on their website, Facebook, and Twitter, World of Green hopes to broaden awareness of the Fair Trade movement which guarantees fair wages are paid to...

2010-09-22 15:31:00

ACT FAST offers one-stop shopping for those interested in taking action on poverty - and seeing results BOSTON, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today international relief organization Oxfam America launched ACT FAST (www.oxfamamerica.org/ACTFAST), a new way for people to take action on poverty, hunger and social injustice. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080221/DC14723LOGO) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080221/DC14723LOGO) "Oxfam is revamping the way...

2010-09-15 16:19:00

BOSTON, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 1 for All has declared Oxfam America as the winner of its YouTube video contest. The video features seven female Oxfam staff who lay out the pillars of the First Amendment in their native languages, speaking out on behalf of all the women around the world who do not enjoy such freedoms. Oxfam supporters State Radio, whose charitable organization Calling All Crows regularly advocates on behalf of (and fundraises for) Oxfam's women's rights around...

2010-09-10 08:00:00

New Publication Looks Critically at Fair Trade Standards and Goals BOSTON, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) launched the Fair World Project (FWP) today to promote fair trade in commerce, especially in organic production systems in developing countries as well as at home, and to protect the term "fair trade" from dilution and misuse for mere PR purposes. The OCA's new project fills the critical need for a watchdog of misleading fair trade claims,...