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17-18 April 2015: International Turkish Quality Symposium for Organic Medicinal and Aromatic Plants 

Join speakers from the FairWild Foundation at the International Turkish Quality Symposium for Organic Medicinal and Aromatic Plants!

From 17 to 18 April 2015 Izmir will host the two days congress, organized by ETO in collaboration with the German-Turkish Bilateral Project, the FairWild Foundation and EKOLOJI Fair Izmir. The event will highlight Turkey’s importance for the production of organic medicinal and aromatic plants for the international organic food and natural cosmetic markets.

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FairWild in the limelight at world’s largest organic trade fair

A FairWild side-event on Building sustainable sources of wild-collected raw materials: the FairWild approach proved popular © TRAFFIC

February 2015, Nuremberg, Germany—More than 44,000 trade visitors from 136 countries travelled to Nuremberg, where FairWild was one of more than 2,000 exhibitors presenting their sustainability products and services at Biofach, the annual get-together for the organic trade industry.

At the FairWild Foundation’s stand alongside the certification body, IMO SwissAG, Biofach participants learned all about the FairWild Standard, a best-practice framework for sustainable wild-collection and fair trade in wild plant ingredients.

A FairWild side-event on Building sustainable sources of wild-collected raw materials: the FairWild approach was well-attended, with more than 65 participants sharing ideas on wild-sourcing and implementation of the FairWild Standard on the ground.

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Join FairWild Foundation at BioFach 2015!

February 2015 - Are you attending BioFach 2015, in Nuremberg, Germany 11-14 February?Join us at the world's largest organic trade fair!

Find out more about the FairWild Standard and certification scheme at Hall 1-655 where FairWild Foundation is co-exhibiting with the Institute for Marketecology (IMOswissAG).

Please join us for a cup of herbal tea (or coffee)! Download our event flyer for more information.

Event: Building sustainable sources of wild- collected raw materials: the FairWild approach Thursday 12th Feb, 16:00 - 17:00 (Krakau, NCC East)

Demand for wild-collected raw materials increases, putting pressure on wild resources. Buyers need to secure access to ingredients. Putting in place sustainable collection systems is vital, but can be complicated in practice. Approaches need to focus on both the wild-resources and the communities that collect them.

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FairWild newsletter issue 4: December 2014

Issue 4 of the FairWild newsletter will bring you up to speed with developments in 2014, with articles on the Standard and certification scheme, as well as projects underway worldwide that are drawing on the FairWild principles.

In this issue we bring you updates from Central Europe, China, Viet Nam and Kosovo, as well as policy news.

We hope you enjoy reading it!

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Neal’s Yard Remedies blaze a path with FairWild ingredients at the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit, Paris!

24th November 2014, Paris – This week saw the cosmetics industry gather at the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit to celebrate innovations in sustainability and honour those who are making a valuable contribution to the development of the beauty industry, through the Sustainable Beauty Awards. And developments with the FairWild Standard and certification scheme did not go unnoticed.

FairWild-licensee Neal’s Yard Remedies was awarded runner-up in the Sustainable Beauty Awards category “Sustainability Pioneer”. This award recognises leadership in the beauty industry in aspects of sustainability – it is given to organisations that demonstrate a pioneering position.

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