Fall Fair Trade News & Events

Welcome to our September newsletter!
Fall is finally upon us, school is back in session and we have some engaging Back to School event ideas and opportunities to share with our college, university and school advocates.
We also have a report-back on our recent trip to visit Fair Trade producers and advocates in Ecuador to share with you as well as a unique upcoming opportunity to connect with and learn from Fair Trade advocates from around the world. Please read on for more details.
We’ll keep this edition short and sweet but please don’t hesitate to reach out with questions. You can reach the Fair Trade Campaigns team anytime at admin@fairtradecampaigns.org.
Happy fall,
Kylie & the Fair Trade Campaigns Team

kylie@fairtradecampaigns.org | www.fairtradecampaigns.org

International Fair Trade Webinar
You’re invited to participate in an exciting opportunity to learn from international advocates!
On September 29, we’re bringing together Fair Trade Town organizers from four different countries for an International Fair Trade Webinar. Join us to connect with and learn from organizers from Lebanon, Peru, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Together with these presenters, we intend to:
  • Explore best practices and strategies for Fair Trade campaigns
  • Learn from different contexts, challenges, and successes of other campaigns
  • Work towards concrete proposals for future collaborations between Fair Trade campaigns here in the US and abroad
Interested in attending the webinar?
Register here and help spread the word by sharing the event on Facebook.

Do you have ideas or questions you’d like to add to the discussion? Fill out this brief survey to help guide the direction of the webinar – http://bit.ly/2upaAUB.

Fair Trade News and Views
On the Blog: Trip Report – Fair Trade Impact in Ecuador
It’s been over a month already since we were in Ecuador visiting Fair Trade farms and cooperatives but the experience had such a tremendous impact on me that it feels as though we were there just yesterday. Over the course of a week, we had the opportunity to meet with producers of three different Fair Trade products – cacao, flowers and guayusa. Each producer group had their own inspiring and interesting Fair Trade story to tell and no one visit was the same. Read more

New Resource: Fair Trade & Education 
We’ve developed a brand new resource to help you educate yourself and others about how Fair Trade
supports education for children around the world. Learn how producer communities have invested their Fair Trade premiums in educational projects such as school construction, scholarship programs, school supplies and uniforms, and many many more.
Download our new Fair Trade & Education 101: http://bit.ly/FTEdu101.
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