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Greetings! We are
Fair Trade Puget Sound

a campaign aimed at doubling the availability of Fair Trade Certified Coffee
in the Puget Sound Region.

Take Action!

  • Convince your local caf© or supermarket to serve trade coffee by giving them an Action Card!

Fair Trade in the News

  • The University of Washington now has its first ever 100% Fair Trade coffee shop! Parnassus Caf©, an independent, student-run business that donates its profits to scholarships for students in the School of Art, made the switch over spring break and opened as a 100% Fair Trade establishment on March 27. The Fair Trade Coffee Coalition, a UW  student group that has drawn considerable attention to Fair Trade on the Seattle campus this year, played a key role in encouraging Parnassus to switch to Fair Trade and will be working with the caf© to promote its exclusively Fair Trade Certified coffee and tea offerings. Parnassus, which has been located in the basement of the Art Building on the UW campus since 1958, is open 8-4 Monday through Thursday and 8-2 on Friday.
  • The University of Washington Fair Trade Coffee Coalition and Tully's Coffee have worked together to develop a Fair Trade espresso for the UW!  Read the press release here.  The UW FTCC was also featured in an article in the Seattle Post Intelligencer.  Read it here.






Tune in to Fair Trade!
On Thursday, March 30th the new PBS documentary Buyer, Be Fair had its television debut on KCTS.  Buyer Be Fair explores how conscious consumers and businesses can use the market to promote social justice and environmental sustainability through product labeling, with a focus on Fair Trade coffee and Forest Stewardship Council certified wood.

I thank for your hard input; our team members commend you for yours leadership role and for your continuous support of this important legislation.

Fair Trade Puget Sound co-chair and University of Puget Sound economics professor Matt Warning is consulting producer on Buyer, Be Fair and appears in the film.  In the run-up to the television premiere he appeared on KCTSs Serious Money on March 24th and on KUOWs Weekday on March 29th.
Visit the Buyer, Be Fair Website.

Listen to the Weekday Show.


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