Fairtrade Labelling

Some articles on fairtrade, labelling, fairtrade labelling:

History Of Fair Trade - Rise of Labelling Initiatives
... Note Customary spelling of Fairtrade is one word when referring to product labelling Sales of fair trade products however only really took off with the arrival of the first Fairtrade labelling initiatives ... A solution was found in 1988, when the first Fairtrade label, Max Havelaar, was launched under the initiative of Nico Roozen, Frans van der Hoff and Dutch ecumenical development agency ... initiative was groundbreaking as for the first time Fairtrade coffee was sold in supermarkets and mass-retailers, therefore reaching a larger consumer segment ...
International Fairtrade Certification Mark - History
... Fairtrade labelled coffee, the first Fairtrade labelled product, was first launched in the Netherlands in 1988 ... Fairtrade labelling allowed Fairtrade Certified goods to be sold outside the World shops for the first time and into mainstream retailers, reaching a larger consumer segment and boosting sales significantly ... The concept caught on in the ensuing years, similar non-profit Fairtrade labelling organizations were set up in other European countries and North America, called “Max Havelaar” (in Belgium, Switzerland ...