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Interest in farming is in steep decline among young people in many of the communities where Fairtrade works. A program in Guatemala provides young girls and boys with the opportunity to continue their studies.
The International Day of the Girl Child is an opportunity to celebrate gender equality and the efforts to ensure equal opportunities for all young people. The theme for 2015 is “The Power of the Adolescent Girl: Vision for 2030.”
A remarkable story emerged from Berlin recently when five children ages 10 to 11 approached high end fashion outlets asking for a job, saying they were willing to work long hours for low pay. Not surprisingly, they were rejected and told they were far too young to be employed – that it would be “child labor.”
The film of their experiment highlights the double standards which allow young children in some parts of the world to work long hours for low pay in harsh conditions – conditions which retailers and consumers wouldn’t accept in their own countries.
Fairtrade America releases new insights into consumer decision-making on eve of Expo West
Today’s shoppers are confronted with an overwhelming amount of options; the average supermarket carries over 47,000 different products.
Valentine’s Day wouldn’t be complete without chocolate – the National Retail Federation confirms it, estimating that US consumers will spend $1.8 billion on candy this February 14th. But the story behind chocolate may leave a bad taste in your mouth.
When you choose Fairtrade coffee, you are supporting coffee farmers around the globe getting a fair deal.
Great for travelers, campers and small households and made from 100% Fairtrade Arabica beans, Mount Hagen organic instant coffee is shade grown at higher elevations which produces a naturally flavorful, yet mild taste.
Roasted with Fairtrade values, love for the natural world, and energy borrowed from the sun coupled with coffee waste delivered back into the earth and recycled packaging, Puro coffees build communities and save rainforests.
Sam's Club Daily Chef is happy to present this shade-grown, Fairtrade certified coffee.