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  • Fairtrade Flowers

    Flower Power: The Growth of Fairtrade Flowers in Canada

    10 February 2020 by John Marron, Fairtrade Canada’s Director of Commercial Relations

    With the demand for cut flowers reaching its peak this month, my thoughts are with the thousands of workers in the Global South who work hard to ensure that Valentine’s Day can be celebrated in style.

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  • Fairtrade Africa

    Premium invested in education paves the way for a professional career

    3 February 2020 by Fairtrade International

    What have a technology consultant, a hotel cashier, an electrician and an accountant all got in common? The answer is, they are all enjoying successful careers thanks to an education paid through Fairtrade.

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  • Eva Wiegand

    The Certification in “Fairtrade Certified”

    27 January 2020 by Gabriela Warrior Renaud, Fairtrade Canada

    The Fairtrade certification system is run by an independent agency called FLOCERT. By checking compliance with Fairtrade Standards, FLOCERT ensures that the relevant social, economic and environmental standards are met for the raw materials and products that carry the FAIRTRADE Mark and that producers receive the Fairtrade Minimum Price and Fairtrade Premium.

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  • United Nilgiri Tea Estates

    International Tea Day – Celebrate the Farmers and Workers who bring Fairtrade to Your Cup

    11 December 2019 by Ian Brown, Fairtrade Canada. Images © Fairtrade International.

    On December 15 we celebrate International Tea Day. This is a relatively new global observance, having been developed in India in 2005 to draw attention to tea-producing countries and the farmers and workers who grow, pick, and process tea leaves. I’m on my second mug of the morning as I write this, and as a tea-lover working in Fairtrade, I wanted to share some of the facts, figures, and impact stories that inspire me on a daily basis.

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  • Segundo Alejandro Guerrero Mondragón

    What does farming have to do with human rights?

    10 December 2019 by Fairtrade International. Image by Eduardo Martino for The Fairtrade Foundation.

    Most of us are familiar with human rights such as equality, freedom of religion and expression, and freedom from slavery and persecution.

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  • Fairtrade

    SDG 16 – PEACE, JUSTICE & STRONG INSTITUTIONS

    25 November 2019 by Fairtrade International

    For the past two years we have explored the connection between Fairtrade and each of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Today we conclude the series of blog posts by looking at Goal 16 which aims to “promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.”

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  • Aramark

    Finding ways to evolve supply chains

    18 November 2019 by Pippa Rogers, Fairtrade Canada

    Michael Yarymowich is the Sustainability Manager with Aramark Canada. Aramark is a proud Gold-level sponsor for the 2019 Fair Trade Campus Week. Learn more about Aramark’s work here.

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  • Meaghan

    A Collaborative Approach to Food Service

    30 October 2019 by Gabriela Warrior Renaud, Fairtrade Canada

    Meaghan Beck is the Manager of Corporate Responsibility with Sodexo Canada. Sodexo is a proud Gold-level sponsor for the 2019 Fair Trade Campus Week. Learn more about Sodexo’s work here.

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  • Camino

    Camino / La Siembra Cooperative 20th Anniversary

    17 October 2019 by Fairtrade Canada and Camino

    Ottawa-based worker co-operative La Siembra produces the Camino brand of delicious chocolate, sweet treats and baking products. They are currently celebrating their 20th anniversary and everyone here at Fairtrade Canada is looking forward to collaborating with them (and enjoying their products) for many years to come. We asked Mélanie Broguet, their product development and marketing manager, some questions about the history of the co-op and what fair trade means to them.


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  • Senegal

    Zero hunger starts with paying farmers a fair price

    15 October 2019 by Darío Soto Abril, CEO, Fairtrade International

    Coffee and chocolate. Many of us struggle to get through a day without one - or both - of our favourite luxuries. Yet, for the millions of small-scale farmers around the world who grow the cocoa and coffee beans we love, the price of an espresso or chocolate bar is a cruel joke.

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