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Get to Know the FTRN Business Blog

tex-woman-blogby Tex Dworkin

Who I am and what will I be blogging about:

The FTRN Business Blog aims to provide practical advice, encouragement, tools and resources to help those involved in fair trade business succeed. Topics will include marketing & pr tips, current market trends, a business spotlight, and more.

As a seasoned Fair Trader with over ten years of retail buying, e-commerce and hands on experience working with fair trade producers from around the world, I hope to share insights I’ve gained over the years, and advice based on strategies that have proven successful. I am passionate about socially responsible business and am hoping my enthusiasm will come through in the blog posts and resonate with readers.

How you can be involved:

Share your knowledge! There’s a lot Fair Trade business people can learn from each other; best practices, what works and what doesn’t, what types of products sell well, etc. My hope is that with each blog post, readers take part in the conversation by leaving comments with their own suggestions to help fellow Fair Traders succeed. While I’ll be sharing tips and advice, including input from other seasoned fair trade business owners will only contribute to the effectiveness of this blog.

Request content: If there are topics you would like me to address in this blog, do not hesitate to email with requests and I’ll do my best to cover them.

Your time to shine: If you would like to be featured in an upcoming Fair Trade Business Spotlight, drop me a line to inquire. I’ll be specifically looking to feature businesses that have inspiring stories to tell and lessons for others to learn from.

Thanks for reading, and I look forward to growing this collaborative blog with your help!


  1. I’m really glad to see your first post! I look forward to reading your blog and contributing positively as much as I can.

  2. Very interesting post and blog! Far more worthwhile than the usual stuff you get :-) will add to favourites!

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