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The CFTN recently published its newly developed Fair Trade Training Program for Food Services Associates. The resource intends to improve knowledge and understanding of Fairtrade certified products among front-line retail and food service staff on Canadian campuses. 

During a panel discussion at the CFTN National Conference in January 2014, it was identified that many campus point-of-sales staff were unclear on how to...

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Just in time for the Second Stage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, this edition of Fair Trade Magazine looks at issues in soccer ball production and how fair trade supports the lives of workers in Pakistan—the world's largest producer of hand-stitched sports balls.

We also look at the merits of local versus fair trade when it comes to purchasing wine—and how both can be sustainable options when stocking the connoisseur’s wine cellar.

This issue features our...

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The CFTN is a new nonprofit partner of 1% for the Planet, an alliance of over 1,200 member companies in 48 countries that give one percent of revenues to environmental causes. The CFTN is now eligible to receive donations from 1% for the Planet member companies, placing us among a diverse, global network of environmental organizations. 1% member businesses fuel this non-profit network through their annual contributions, which totalled over $20 million in 2013.  Partnership with 1% greatly expands the potential pool of funding to which the CFTN can look to for support.

Newly approved...

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The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London recently published a critical report on the working conditions at four Fairtrade certified organizations in Ethiopia and Uganda.

As many may have noticed, several media outlets have taken the findings of the study and sensationalized them to imply that Fairtrade represents a broken, hollow...

Florimex Vancouver recently announced its owners will be closing its doors for retirement -- and that the Certified Fairtrade Flower Program will be carried on by Florists Supply LTD.

"One of the highlights of our careers was the start of our Certified Fairtrade Flower Program," said Florimex owners. "It is nice to see that Certified Fairtrade Flowers are becoming more popular than ever before. The reason for the success of the program is multifold, but ultimately it is...

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