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Our members have been working to promote fair trade since 1996. At the time, there were only two points of sale for fair trade products in all of Quebec. Although fair trade products like coffee, chocolate and bananas are now readily available, North-South inequities persist.  With the exception of the occasional fundraising item, we have never sold fair trade products....
On August 16 and 17, Frelighsburg will host its first organic/fair trade fair, bringing together thirty Quebec exhibitors offering fair trade and organic products such as fresh produce, bread, cheese, honey, oil and soap. The event will also include talks, local music, children's entertainment and food samples. The festival promotes an environmental and equitable culture. In...
Until recently, for coffee to be certified fair trade, it had to be produced by a democratically run co-ooperative. But Fair Trade USA is opening the fair trade market to other types of producers, including the big coffee plantations, in a bid to double U.S. sales for fair trade producers by 2015. This initiative, which is called Fair Trade for All, has been met with mixed...
At the recent International Furnishing Show in Germany, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and Fairtrade introduced a new type of furniture with dual FSC and Fairtrade labels. The wood, mainly from Bolivia, Chili and Honduras, is grown in forests managed according to strict ecological, social and economic criteria.   This initiative gives a boost to small producers of...
Actualité - 30 January 2012 - Tag : Fair trade, Fair trade certification, Insist on fair trade