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Fairtrade is growing by leaps and bounds in the US. By now most folks know the concept and have a decent understanding that it’s better than conventional products, but misconceptions abound.
Federico Hewson is a community artist in New York City who uses flowers as the medium for his work. After using Fairtrade flowers in an art project ten years ago, he became passionate about flower farm workers in Colombia. Federico writes about his journey with flowers and shares his thoughts about how anyone can become an activist and support what they believe by using their unique talents.
Over 20.9 million people are victims of forced labor and human trafficking and 5.5 million of those are children. Guest blogger Hannah Gould shares important information on human trafficking and how Fairtrade can be an important tool in combating it.
There’s an indelible connection between grocery co-ops and independent retailers in the United States and the small-scale farmers around the world who have banded together to improve lives in their communities through Fairtrade.
Fairtrade consultation results in higher minimum price for cocoa sales on Fairtrade terms & introduction of innovative living income benchmarks for cocoa in Ghana & Ivory Coast, as part of Fairtrade’s strategy to enable living incomes
New line of Fairtrade organic yoga wear from Soul Space is at home in the studio or café.
As the holidays approach, we know you're likely still searching for that perfect gift! Consider how you might double the joy this season by purchasing gifts that are sustainable, ethical, and fair?
To an activist, the word impact can mean a lot of things. Impact is the white whale of the consciously-minded person or businesses. It’s how we measure our change in the world – change that, no matter how large or small, we hope will grow into something greater.
World Fairtrade Day is in just a few days, and over the past month we’ve been highlighting a selection of superb brands that have gone above and beyond Fairtrade certification to support a variety of socially and environmentally-conscious initiatives. One of our favorite partners is Equal Exchange, a top banana importer that’s revolutionizing an industry dominated by plantations and large-scale producers.