Other publications– T-shirts, flyers, posters, postcards, stickers, event planning, and a photo exhibit
Overview of the Fair Trade Movement – Booklet
An Overview of Fair Trade in North America
By FTRN, published Nov 2011 ~ 34 pg. booklet ~ High school & above ~ $3.95 retail, $2 wholesale or bulk (10 or more copies). Hard and soft copy includes password to edit and copy the Power Point presentation of booklet highlights!
FTRN says: “A quick read offering a comprehensive overview of the North American Fair Trade movement. The definitive booklet on Fair Trade’s various models, success stories, major names, facts and figures, brief history and key challenges and opportunities.”
Summary/review: This publication will help readers:
Understand how Fair Trade relationships in over 60 developing countries enhance the quality of life of producers and their communities.
Interact with a global community taking action to ease inequities wrought by traditional trade structures.
Navigate the complicated world of organizations, labels and definitions of Fair Trade.
By Ingrid Hess, published February 2010 ~ Ages 3-8 ~ 40 color pages 8×9 inches, softcover book ~ Discounted prices expire at end of May 2013 ($4 retail plus shipping. $2 wholesale). 25 free copies for each World Fair Trade Day event.
FTRN says: “A fun educational read and a joy to look at, this book is a rare and engaging Fair Trade resource for kids aged 3-8. Younger children can search for the ladybug on each spread, and listen to or read the fictional story. Older children can also read the nonfiction sections on each spread.”
Summary/review: Stella & Henry are on a mission to find the perfect gift. With help from Aunt Mabel, the two children discover the world of Fair Trade and learn how shopping wisely can improve people’s lives.
“Think Fair Trade First!” explains Fair Trade’s comprehensive approach to business and development with fun, educational content for kids and grown-ups alike. A great find for teachers to explain how their students can make the world a better place.
~ Carmen K. Iezzi, Executive Director, Fair Trade Federation
By Kimberly Grimes ~ 42 pg. booklet ~ For those starting FT businesses ~ $4.95 retail / $3 wholesale plus shippingFTRN says: “Based on personal experiences from more than 75 diverse shops around North America, this is a must-read for anyone starting a Fair Trade business.”
Summary/review: Filled with practical, proven advice from a variety of Fair Trade entrepreneurs, the Guide for Retailers is will help any new Fair Trade business owner dedicate his/her business aspirations in the service of Fair Trade principles. It provides step-by-step guidance for necessary preparations, building a successful foundation, and enjoying the benefits of a well-run Fair Trade business.
By Marco Hernandez & Kimberly Grimes ~ ages 10 & up, CD for all ages ~ Fundraiser for the Amazon Nut Project ~ Retail Prices: CD set $22 / Book $15 / Book & CD set together $35 plus shipping ~ Wholesale Prices (3 or more copies): CD set $15 / Book $7.50 plus shipping
FTRN says: “A wonderful read and a joy to the ear, this CD set and book supports Amazonian farmers who strive to provide for their families while preserving the ecological balance of the rainforest.”
Summary/review: Features the smooth rhythms of Bossa Nova of the Brazilian coast to the ancient pipes and strings of the high Amazon jungle, plus a CD with sounds of jungle animals recorded at night. The wonderful “children’s” book of the same name teaches us all, young and old, about the rainforest, its riches and its needs. Traveling down the Amazon is a journey we all need to take, in words if not in canoes, to understand the rich diversity of our planet and why it is at risk.
New webinars are announced, on our News page and facebook page, around 1-4 weeks ahead of time.
Recordings of Past Webinars
Produced by FTRN, recordings of the audio and visual content of past webinars are available as Windows Media files. Recordings are FREE (except during the first month after the live webinar, when they cost $5). Recordings can easily be saved to computers (right click on the recording’s link to Save Link As), or burned to CDs (e.g. using Windows Media Player).
Webinar #125 – recorded November 7, 2012: Fairtrade International USA Update with Harriet Lamb, 50 min. ~free at Webinar 125 recording
Webinar #124 – recorded September 12, 2012: Roles and Limitations of Voluntary Certification – An Overview of an International Assessment, 50 min. ~ free at Webinar 124 recording
Webinar #123 – recorded June 12, 2012: What is the State of Fair Trade & the Movement in N. America?, 50 min. ~ free at Webinar 123 recording
Webinar #122 – recorded May 7, 2012: How Should, or Shouldn’t, Fair Trade Be Applied to Producers in Developed Countries?, 50 min. ~ free at Webinar 122 recording
Webinar #121- recorded February 14, 2012: Should Hired Labor Plantations Be Included in Fair Trade? ~ free at Webinar 121 recording
Webinar #120 – recorded January 31,2012: Should Unorganized Farmers Be Included in Fair Trade?, 50 min. ~ free at Webinar 120 recording
Webinar #119 – recorded December 16,2011: A Community Discussion of What Fair Trade USA Leaving Fairtrade International (FLO) Means for Producers and Fair Trade-Part 3 with FLO, 50 min. ~ free at Webinar 119 recording
Webinar #118 – recorded November 1,2011: A Community Discussion of What Fair Trade USA Leaving Fairtrade International (FLO) Means for Producers and Fair Trade-Part 2 with a Producer Leader, 50 min. ~ free at Webinar 118 recording
Webinar #117 – recorded October 12, 2011: A Community Discussion of What Fair Trade USA Leaving Fairtrade International Means for Producers and Fair Trade-Part 1 with FTUSA, 50 min. ~ free at Webinar 117 recording
Webinar #116 – recorded September 21, 2011: How Strong Are Labor Rights in Fair Trade?, 50 min. ~ free at Webinar 116 recording.
Webinar #115 – recorded August 4, 2011: Assessing the Impacts of Fair Trade for Producers, 50 min. ~ free at Webinar 115 recording
Updated October 2011 – Power Point presentation of an introduction to Fair Trade in N. America. The file is free to download and view. 39 slides are shown in an 8-minute show, free to open as Read-Only file, size 9.1 MB. Get a copy of the booklet, or PDF file, to access the password (at the bottom the Table of Contents) to edit and copy the Power Point file. Please attribute proper credit to FTRN and others if you create a new file.
FTRN says: “Focused on Indian tea growers and Guatemalan coffee growers, this exhibit brings viewers images and handwritten postcards that illustrate daily life, common struggles, and shared hope that fair trade brought to these communities. Learn how these communities put violent struggles behind them and now utilize fair trade business relationships as the means by which they fight for justice in their lives. These two distinct communities, who speak different languages, live on different continents, and practice different religions, have more in common than they ever imagined..”
Summary/review: This exhibit will help viewers:
Understand how Fair Trade relationships enhance the quality of life for producers, their families and communities, and how women realize a disproportionate benefit.
Interact with a global community taking action to ease inequalities wrought by traditional trade structures.
Observe a rare exchange between Fair Trade producers on different continents.