|Dear Fair Trade Enthusiasts,|
We're excited to announce that their are now 28 Fair Trade Towns in the U.S. - join us in congratulating Winter Park, FL (number 27 and 1st in the Southeast) and Claremont, CA (number 28 and 1st in SoCal)!!
With Fair Trade Town Producer Tours in full swing and World Fair Trade Day, Mothers Day and Fathers Day just around the corner we wanted to make sure we highlighted where you can find and share all the best resources:
- Register your events and order materials from the Fair Trade Resource Network for WFTD events!
- Share these great spring gift guides for Mothers/Fathers Day from Fair Trade USA & Fair Trade Federation!
- Fair Trade Towns USA is currently on a producer tour with Raymond Gitau. Check out pictures from the tour here!
- We're excited to partner with Handmade Expressions for our next producer tour (with a fair Trade artisan coordinator from India) which will be from May 12 - May 22. We'll be visiting town campaigns and fair trade stores from San Diego up to Seattle. Stay tuned on our web site - details will be posted next week!
We hope you enjoy our features below and be sure to check out the Fair Trade Towns USA website each week for exciting new posts from the national team and local organizers, as well as updates on these exciting upcoming events.
|Fair Trade Towns Organizers Call|
|Social Media & Your Campaign|
Grassroots organizing and social media go hand and hand. Join Fair Trade Towns USA staff and Bennett Wetch, Fair Trade USA's Digital Communications Manager, and discover how to effectively use facebook, twitter and blogs to reach your community.
Date: Wednesday, May 8th
Time: 5:00 p.m. PST/8:00 p.m. EST
Call-in Number: 605-475-6333 Participant Code: 884663#
|Dominican Republic Immersion Trip|
|Fair Trade at the Source |
In March, Fair Trade Towns USA sent 12 volunteer organizers on a 7 day learning tour of Fair Trade farms in the Dominican Republic. The travelers came from town and city campaigns all over the country to see the effects of their hard work visiting cocoa, coffee and banana farms, as well as a sweat-free apparel factory.
|Producer Tour |
Raymond Gitau of Kenya
Follow the travels of Raymond to see how concious consumers and Fair Trade organizers like you are spreading the word about Fair Trade in the US!