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When the people of Garstang, an ordinary market trown in the North West of England made their self declaration as the world's first Fair Trade Town in the year it attracted media from as far as NHK in Japan and ABC News in Australia. Read here the news stories from the past that make Fair Trade Towns what they are today.

2017-11-11

2017-11-10

Korea has become the 33rd country to have Fair Trade Towns

2017-11-11

2017-11-10

The year 2017 has been a turning point in Korean Fair Trade Towns campaign.

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2017-10-16

2017-10-16

Boa Esperança (Minas Gerais) is the third fair trade town in Brazil

2017-10-16

2017-10-16

After Poços de Caldas and Rio de Janeiro, Boa Esperança (Minas Gerais) is the third Brazilian city for fair trade. Boa Esperança...

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2017-10-08

2017-10-08

Students get involved in the Arroyos and Esteros campaign

2017-10-08

2017-10-08

On 27 of September, the local committee of the campaign in Arroyos y Esteros, led by the Cooperative Manduvirá and with the support of Zulma...

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2017-10-02

2017-10-02

FAIR TRADE TOWNS REACHES MILESTONE - 2,000 Fair Trade Towns Span the Globe

2017-10-02

2017-10-02

Fair Trade Towns, an international, grassroots campaign to build solidarity between consumers and producers, raise awareness of Fair Trade, and drive...

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2017-10-02

2017-10-02

FAIR TRADE TOWNS REACHES MILESTONE - 2,000 Fair Trade Towns Span the Globe

2017-10-02

2017-10-02

Fair Trade Towns, an international, grassroots campaign to build solidarity between consumers and producers, raise awareness of Fair Trade, and drive...

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2017-10-02

2017-10-02

Spreading the campaign in the South

2017-10-02

2017-10-02

As you well know, to spread the campaign in the South is not an easy task. We do not have everywhere national fair trade organizations. Organized...

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2017-09-12

2017-09-12

The progress of the Latin American Fair Trade Towns’ Campaign

2017-09-12

2017-09-12

Latin American Towns and Villages for Fair Trade” is the regional fair trade towns’ campaign developed by CLAC, WFTO-LA and... ...

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2017-08-28

2017-09-14 2017-09-17

International Fair Trade Towns Conference in Saarbrücken

2017-08-28

2017-09-14 2017-09-17

 Bruce Crowther (left), founder of Fair Trade Towns movement, will be there. Photo:FIS

Stakeholders from around the globe in Saarbrücken

In keeping with the motto “Fair Trade across generations”, stakeholders from... ...

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2017-08-21

2017-07-24

Marcala’s Fair Trade Town campaign in Honduras has got a winner for the logo competition

2017-08-21

2017-07-24

The winners of the competition Darwin Noel Cortes, Luis Adalberto Argueta and Dayana Lisbeth Díaz.

The local committee of Marcala fair trade...

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2017-07-24

2017-09-14 2017-09-17

11-th Fair Trade Towns Conference - Saarbrucken (D) 14-17 September. Register now.

2017-07-24

2017-09-14 2017-09-17

Dear Friends for Fair; Ami(e)s engagé(e)s pour un monde plus équitable; Amigas/os involucradas/os por un mundo más justo!; Liebe... ... ... ... ...

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2017-06-26

2017-06-26

Grecia (Costa Rica) started the local campaign to promote fair trade...

2017-06-26

2017-06-26

El pasado viernes 23 de abril, en el marco de la Feria del Agricultor del cantón de Grecia, los actores locales que ya venian trabajando en la...

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2017-06-20

2017-06-19 2017-06-19

Northern Ireland a Fairtrade devolved region

2017-06-20

2017-06-19 2017-06-19

Northern Ireland has become a Fairtrade devolved region after achieving its criteria and main targets of having all its five cities and six of its 11... ...

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2017-06-14

2017-09-14 2017-09-17

Next Fair Trade Towns Conference will be held in 3 European countries

2017-06-14

2017-09-14 2017-09-17

14-17th of September are the dates.

We are proud and glad to announce the venue of the International Fair Trade Towns Conference 2017 in our...

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2017-06-06

2017-06-06

Call for Solidarity Support to Kumamoto, Japan.

2017-06-06

2017-06-06

 Kumamoto damaged by a series of earthquakes.

In April 2016, a series of earthquakes including one measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale struck and caused tremendous damage to Kumamoto Prefecture....

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2017-05-24

2017-05-18

Memorandum of Understanding about Fair Trade Nations and Regions

2017-05-24

2017-05-18

 Memorandum of Understanding was discussed in Glasgow in September 2016

Scottish Fair Trade Forum, Fairtrade Towns Netherlands, Fair Trade Wales, Fairtrade Sweden, Fair Trade Towns Campaign Poland, Fairtrade Canada,...

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2017-05-12

2017-05-12

World Fair Trade Day 13th May 2017

2017-05-12

2017-05-12

Join "Be an Agent for Change" 2017, is the third and final year of the campaign by WFTO.

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2017-04-20

2017-04-20 2017-04-30

Join the International Festival Of Fair Trade Walks

2017-04-20

2017-04-20 2017-04-30

Walking has long been used as a campaigning method for Fair Trade. This Festival aims to celebrate, consolidate and build upon the experiences of... ...

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2017-04-13

2017-04-06

Double event in Helsinki: Fairtrade Fair and Fairtrade towns’ meeting

2017-04-13

2017-04-06

 Finish Fair in Helsinki

Finish Fairtrade Fair

Fairtrade Finland, that also coordinates Fairtrade towns campaign in Finland, organized Fairtrade Fair in March 23rd....

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2017-03-26

2017-03-26

New local campaign starts in MARCALA (Honduras)

2017-03-26

2017-03-26

Hace un año, Marcala recibió la visita de los representantes de la ciudad alemana por el comercio justo de Saarbruecken; fue...

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2016-12-20

2016-12-19

Exclusive interview with Bruce Crowther, the founder of Fair Trade Town movement.

2016-12-20

2016-12-19

 Exclusive interview with Bruce Crowther (left), the founder of Fair Trade Town movement.

Bruce, why did you think it was necessary to not only focusing on products as Fairtrade, but also involve cities in the Fair Trade-movement?

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2016-11-11

2016-11-11

Quito is the first Latin American national capital city declared as Fair Trade Town!

2016-11-11

2016-11-11

Gracias a los esfuerzos del Comité Local para la promoción de Quito como ciudad por el comercio justo, Quito se convierte en la primera...

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2016-11-11

2016-11-11

540,000 participants at the swedish Fairtrade Challenge

2016-11-11

2016-11-11

 540,000 participants at the swedish Fairtrade Challenge

Did you know that the Swedish people love their fika break? A fika can include both a cup of hot beverage, preferably coffee and some kind of...

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2016-10-28

2016-10-28

First Fair Trade Town in Ecuador... RIOBAMBA!!!

2016-10-28

2016-10-28

Riobamba Primera Ciudad Ecuatoriana por el Comercio Justo

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2016-10-28

2016-10-28

Campaign Coordinators in Chile

2016-10-28

2016-10-28

Chilean fair trade producers will coordinate the national campaign.

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2016-09-20

2016-09-19

Inspiring Fair Trade Nation conference in Scotland

2016-09-20

2016-09-19

 The invited participants from seven countries

During two days, representatives from the Scottish Fair Trade Forum invited to discuss regional and national Fair Trade Campaigns. Wales got a Fair... ...

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2016-08-17

2016-08-14

The Olympic City becomes a Fair Trade City

2016-08-17

2016-08-14

 Rio de Janeiro becomes a Fair Trade City

A golden moment for Rio De Janeiro as it becomes a Fair Trade Town During the Olympic Games.

Rio De Janeiro has become the first capital city in... ... ...

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2016-07-28

2016-07-28

On July 26, 2016 officially begins the campaign "QUITO LATIN AMERICAN FAIR TRADE TOWN"...

2016-07-28

2016-07-28

26 de julio de 2016: Un excelente día para la ciudad de Quito (Ecuador)… los actores locales de la campaña “Quito Ciudad...

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2016-06-23

2016-06-23

9 Lebanese Fair Trade Villages awarded status ahead of the International Fair Trade Towns Conference in Baskinta

2016-06-23

2016-06-23

 Baskinta becomes a Fair Trade Village in Lebanon

Baskinta, Menjez, Abra, Ain Ebel, Baysariyeh, Fourzol, Mhaidthe, Saidoun and Kfar Tebnit were officially awarded Fair Trade Village status by Fair... ...

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2016-06-20

2016-05-19

Communication from Costa Rica

2016-06-20

2016-05-19

The National Network of Small Producers’ Organizations of Costa Rica-Panama (CNCJCRP) coordinates the development of the “Latin American... ...

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2016-06-20

2016-06-20

Communication from Ecuador

2016-06-20

2016-06-20

We are glad to announce you, that the 2 Ecuadorian Fair Trade Producers’ Platforms (CECJ, http://www.cecjecuador.org.ec/; and Consorcio) are...

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2016-06-07

2016-06-07

Ebolowa, Cameroon becomes Africa's 3rd Fair Trade Town

2016-06-07

2016-06-07

The board of the Urban Community of Ebolowa have announced a self-declaration to become the first Fair Trade City in Cameroon and only the 3rd in the...

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2016-05-25

2016-05-11

Stockholm becomes the world's 13th Fair Trade capital city

2016-05-25

2016-05-11

Friday the 13th of May saw the celebration of Sweden’s capital, Stockholm becoming the world's 13th Fair Trade capital city*. This... ...

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2016-05-25

2015-09-29 2015-09-29

New Global Goals launched to end poverty by 2030

2016-05-25

2015-09-29 2015-09-29

 Fair Trade Towns International campaign launched in Bristol 2015

The 17 new global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been launched at the UN Summit in New York and Fair Trade Towns internationally...

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2016-05-25

2016-05-17

Sigue la campaña “Boa Esperança por el Comercio Justo”

2016-05-25

2016-05-17

La Cooperativa de Productores de Café Especial de Boa Esperança DOS COSTAS, Minas Gerais, Brasil, realizó el domingo 15 de mayo,...

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2016-05-08

2016-05-08

Brunca Fair Trade: región Brunca por el comercio justo

2016-05-08

2016-05-08

 

El día 6 de mayo, en la Sede Regional Brunca de la Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica (http://web.pz.una.ac.cr/), se llevó a...

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2016-05-01

2016-05-01

Second Fair Trade Town declared in Switzerland

2016-05-01

2016-05-01

 Zweisimmen declared as Switzerland's 2nd Fair Trade Town

With over 1,800 Fair Trade Towns worldwide Swiss Fair Trade were proud to declare Zweisimmen as Switzerland’s second Fair Trade Town on 16... ...

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2016-04-14

2016-03-27 2016-03-27

Switzerland becomes part of the Fair Trade Town family

2016-04-14

2016-03-27 2016-03-27

 Fair Trade Town first in Switzerland - Näfels, Glarus Nord.

The municipality of Glarus Nord declared as Switzerland's first Fair Trade Town in February 2016 making Switzerland the 27th country to join the...

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2016-03-18

2016-03-14 2016-03-14

COMSA empuja las campañas en Marcala (Honduras)

2016-03-18

2016-03-14 2016-03-14

 

La visita de varios representantes y activistas por el comercio justo de la ciudad de y universidad Saarbrücken (Alemania)...

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2016-03-18

2016-03-18

Comércio justo: uma “Boa Esperança” para todos!

2016-03-18

2016-03-18

Os primeiros passos da participação do município de Boa Esperança (Brasil) na campanha “Ciudades y Pueblos...

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2016-02-20

2011-06-04 2011-06-04

1,000 Fair Trade Towns - Join in!

2016-02-20

2011-06-04 2011-06-04

1,000 Fair Trade Towns - Join in!

At 2pm on Saturday 4 June 2011 Fair Trade Towns will declare sequentially from East to West across time zones to celebrate 1,000 Fair Trade Towns... ... ...

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