Fair Trade

News and Articles About Fair Trade

Impact Investing

Making a Business of Premium Coffee for Premium Social Impact

Based in Rwanda, KZ Noir buys coffee from more than 10,000 regional small farmers and employs over 1,200 seasonal staff, including more than 800 women.
Jessica Pothering
How Fair Trade Went From a Crazy Coffee Concept to a Global Sustainability Trend
Growth Strategies

How Fair Trade Went From a Crazy Coffee Concept to a Global Sustainability Trend

When Paul Rice initially brought his idea for Fair Trade certified products to suppliers in the U.S., they either met him with intense skepticism or rejected him outright. Today, his model is flourishing.
Catherine Clifford
First Coffee, Now Fashion: Apparel Brands Seek Fair Trade Certification Despite Challenges
Marketing

First Coffee, Now Fashion: Apparel Brands Seek Fair Trade Certification Despite Challenges

Patagonia is the biggest apparel brand to commit to Fair Trade standards so far, joining a select group of mission-driven entrepreneurial brands like yoga-apparel company prAna and shoemaker Oliberte.
Catherine Clifford
Growth Strategies

Think Coffee Provides a New Model for Sustainable Businesses

The New York-based coffee company puts farmers and their communities first.
Jim Morrison