Shop For Change: India’s Very Own Fair Trade Certifier

Fairtrade, a movement that promises a better deal for farmers is gaining worldwide support. Fairtrade is not just about better prices, but also about better working conditions, better environment and better cultivation practices. Overall, with Fairtrade farmers get a fair share for their harvests which helps them improve their lives. However, with fairtrade farming comes […]

Fairtrade Premiums Changing Lives in Mali

Fairtrade premium is bringing a positive change in the lives of cotton farmers in Mali, the second largest cotton producer of Africa through MOBIOM. An organisation covering 73 village co-operatives, MOBIOM (Mouvement Biologique Malien or Malian Organic Movement) promotes sustainable cotton cultivation in Mali, Africa. It is located in the town of Bougouni in the […]

Nike Sees Sustainability As A Competitive Advantage

“We are a global company and what we are seeing across the world is that sustainability is fast becoming a competitive advantage, at the national economic level and at a local level,” says Hannah Jones, Nike’s vice president of sustainable business and innovation to Lake Oswego Review. She also said, “In the past, sustainability was […]

Altromercato Taking Indian Farmers Face To Face With The Market

Vittorio Leproux, Advisor of administration, altromercato, an organization of fair and supportive trade in Italy, says the effort is to bring farmers face to face with the market. Leproux is working as a Project Manager for the Fair Trade Supply Chain Development Project for India and Nepal.  The project  aims to increase markets for Fairtrade […]

Fair Trade Brand For Shops In India Launched

On World Fair Trade Day, India’s Millennium City Gurgaon saw the launch of Fair Trade India, billed as India’s first Fair Trade Brand for Shops by Fair Trade Forum India. FTF-I, working in coordination with the World Fair Trade Organization, is the national network for Fair Trade in India. Through 75 member partners, FTF-I says […]

Fairtrade Propelling Vidarbha’s Women Farmers To Prosperity

Sustainable cotton production is giving a ray of hope in to a group of  18 women in the village of Bhilapur in the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra, India, who collectively own 100 acres of farmland and grow cotton in 58 acres, becoming a part of a global chain that spans the width from village level […]

A Label to Ensure Fairness

Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, has announced that a full range of Fair Trade Certified™ clothing items are now available in the United States as part of a two-year pilot test, says a PR Newswire press release. With the popularity of sustainable fashion, many brands […]

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