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It's that time of the year, when love fills the air, and we take the opportunity to find thoughtful gifts for our loved ones.

Unfortunately, not all gifts were created fairly. Read Fairtrade Canada's Ethical Shopping Guide for ideas on how to make this Valentines a special one -- while ensuring sustainable practices for producers around the world -- featuring hot drink ideas,...

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Fair Trade Guelph recently held an event at Guelph City Hall to raise awareness for the group's push for Fair Trade Town designation. During the event, which received coverage in the local media, volunteers served fair trade coffee and chocolates to city staff and residents.

The Fair Trade initiative began in Guelph when Sarah Martin of Fair Trade Guelph contacted City Councillor June Hofland, who was...

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Press release submitted by Doi Chaang Coffee Company

For Immediate Release

January 27, 2014

(Vancouver, B.C.) - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Wicha Promyong, our founding member and the inspirational leader of Doi Chaang Coffee Company. Tragically and unexpectedly, Khun Wicha succumbed to a heart attack on Thursday, January 23, 2057 (2014) near Doi Chang Village in Chiang Rai Province, Northern Thailand.

Our shock and sadness at this great loss are beyond words as we remember an individual who impacted the lives of so many and...

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The 2014 National Conference: Leadership in Fair Trade, held January 9 to 11, 2014, brought together stakeholders from across the fair trade movement in Canada. It provided an opportunity for attendees to work together in identifying current issues and goals moving forward.

Attended by businesses, certifiers, non-profit partners, institutions, Fair Trade Towns and Campus delegates, and advocacy campaigners, it was an inspirational event that left many with much to work towards in the coming year.

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Editor's Note: The following is a press release issued by Fairtrade International on January 16, 2014. More information on changes to the Hired Labour Standards can be found at Fairtrade International.

16 January 2014, Bonn, Germany - Fairtrade International has overhauled its Fairtrade Standard for Hired Labour to strengthen the position of workers in Fairtrade certified plantations and estates producing tea, bananas and other fruit, cut flowers,...

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