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Made in Philadelphia: Fall Market at the Dilworth Plaza

We, Fair Trade Philadelphia, are made in the city of Brotherly Love, a 43rd Fair Trade Town in 2015. Our efforts were recognized at City Hall on Oct. 15, 2015.

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- FTPHL Team (8.12.2018)

Chocolate Industry Petition


Fair Trade Philadelphia has launched a petition among our members to advocate for transparency and better working conditions for those in the chocolate industry.

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- Barbara Donnini (10.3.2017)

Fair Trade Short Films

What do soccer balls, bananas, coconut oil, and clothing all have in common? Join Fair Trade Philadelphia for a film show t Friends Center on Wednesday, August 29 at 6:30pm to find out!

Location changed to: Rufus Jones room at Friends Center (1501 Cherry St, Philadephia, PA 19102)

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- FTPHL Team (8.2.2018)

Philly Greenfest 2018

What do soccer balls, bananas, coconut oil, and clothing all have in common? Join Fair Trade Philadelphia for a film show in Old City on Wednesday, August 29 at 6:30pm to find out!

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- FTPHL Team (8.2.2018)

Fair Trade Coffee Social

On the first Sunday of each month, the FTPHL community gathers to enjoy some Fair Trade beverages.

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- FTPHL Team (8.2.2018)

Sizzling Summer '18

Our Summer '18 newsletter discusses upcoming events, our fair trade coffee social and chocolate industry petition.

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- FTPHL Team (8.2.2018)

What Does Fair Trade Fashion Look Like?

The Fashion Revolution has come. Through films, a talk and a display of outfits, we will discover the state of the fashion world.

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- Hai Thai (3.22.2018)

Coffee Roasting Demonstration

FTPHL visited Philly Fair Trade Roasters with Joe Cesa during the coffee roasting demonstration.

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- Bhawna Kasliwal (05.08.2017)

Looking for Women’s Shoes, Tops, Dresses, Socks and alike, Experience of FTPHL members

So far, I have not been able to find fair trade certified socks, shoes, tops, pants or dresses yet in the Philadelphia stores. Let us know if you find them! So, for those items, I go online.

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- Bhawna Kasliwal (4.29.2017)

World Fair Trade Day Coffee Break Challenge

Fair Trade Philadelphia participated in the World Fair Trade Day 2016 by doing the World Fair Trade Coffee Break Challenge with Ten Thousand Villages, Center City Philadelphia.

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- Barbara Donnini (5.14.2016)

Fair Trade Sheets & Linens from Boll & Branch

Boll & Branch makes linens and sheets from organic cotton produced by Indian farmers who are paid a fair wage for their work.

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- Barbara Donnini (6.20.2016)

Walking Tour Spring 2016

Our second annual walking tour!

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- Barbara Donnini (4.24.2016)

Sustainable Consumerism Event at Penn State Brandywine

Bryan represents Fair Trade Philadelphia at Penn State Brandywine’s "Sustainable Consumerism" event.

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- Barbara Donnini (4.24.2016)

Philly City Council Passes Fair Trade Resolution

The Philadelphia City Council officially signed and passed the resolution on February 26th, 2015 recognizing and Commending Fair Trade Philadelphia for its Commitment to Economic Equality for Workers and Sustainable Production Practices for the Environment.

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- Ivy Hunter (2.29.2016)

Bryan at the Fair Trade Bootcamp

The Mid Atlantic Fellows in Washington D.C. for The Power of You: FairTrade Bootcamp.

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- Barbara Donnini (2.18.2016)

Valentine’s Day Chocolate Giveaway at Whole Foods

We went to the Philly Whole Foods to pass out free fair trade chocolates!

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- Barbara Donnini (2.14.2016)

Celebration at City Hall: Philadelphia is a Fair Trade City!

We had a wonderful time celebrating with City Council! Thank you to all who helped make Philadelphia a Fair Trade City!.

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- Barbara Donnini (10.15.2015)

The Grind: Connecting Over Coffee

Here’s Shawn Nesbit, owner of the Good Karma Cafe, which has 3 awesome locations in ‪Philadelphia‬ telling us about his recent trip to Chiapas, Mexico with ‪Equal exchange‬.

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- Barbara Donnini (6.11.2015)

Shop for a Cause with Ten Thousand Villages Stores in Philadelphia

There are two events coming up March and April at Ten Thousand Villages stores where you will have the opportunity to raise money for charities as you shop: Visit the CRS event page to get more details and store locations.

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- Barbara Donnini (3.02.2015)

Story From Local Radio Station (KYW) on 2013 Holiday Fair

Check out Yoko talking to KYW Radio about Fair Trade at Holiday Fair of 2013: We had a great Fairtrade fair for Philadelphia yesterday at Friend Center. KYW radio came and interviewed Yoko about fair trade.

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- Ivy Hunter (12.29.2013)