Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Happy Birthday, Fair For Life!

September marks the three year anniversary of fair trade labeling organization Fair For Life! "Fair for life" is a brand neutral third party certification program for social accountability and fair trade in agricultural, manufacturing and trading operations and complements existing fair trade certification systems.

Exactly three years ago, in September 2006, a new Social and Fair Trade Program was launched by the Swiss Bio-Foundation, in cooperation with the Institute
for Marketecology (IMO): Fair for Life. It all started with a handful of relatively small but dedicated companies and their supply chains, who set off to establish a fair trade certification program that would work independent of the traditional FLO / Transfair Fairtrade system. This new certification program created an opportunity for all serious fair trade producers and products that had not previously been eligible for fair trade certification.

Fair Trade the White House would like to wish Fair For Life (IMO) a very happy birthday and a big thank you for your support.

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