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Patagonia Debuts New Short Film on Fair Trade Apparel
You may be familiar with the “Fair Trade Certified” symbol and its assurance that some of the money spent on a bag of coffee or bar of chocolate goes directly to its producers and stays in their community. Patagonia, in partnership with Fair Trade USA, now makes clothes that provide the same benefit. The program is simple:...
Oct 13, 2016 3:30 PM ET
The Face Behind Your Food: Three Farmworkers Share Their Stories
Lupita López Dearcia Comitán is a farmworker in Sonora, Mexico. She’s forty-four years old, has five children, and just so happens to grow the cucumbers you put in your salad last night. It’s a job she has a lot of pride in. Most people don’t know that cucumbers grow on vines like tomatoes, requiring constant care to ensure that the plant grows in the proper direction. It’s a technique called...
Mar 24, 2016 1:30 PM ET
Is There Child Labor In Your Chocolate?
Whether you celebrate Valentine's Day or not, biting into a velvety piece of chocolate is likely a non-negotiable activity on your February 14 agenda. In fact,Americans will eat more than 58 million pounds of chocolate in the weeks leading up to one of the sweetest days of the year. No...
Feb 12, 2016 2:25 PM ET
Make the World a Better Place in 2016
With the New Year comes the opportunity reflect on our lives and make resolutions that bring about positive change through new habits and commitments. And while that resolution you made last year to eat less and exercise more was relatively effective (for the first 3 weeks at least…), why not take this opportunity to put a little Fair Trade spin on your resolutions and make an...
Jan 7, 2016 2:10 PM ET
‘Fair Trade’ Labeling Extends Beyond Coffee and Chocolate and Into the World of Fashion
Fair Trade coffee and chocolate have become commonplace. Get ready for Fair Trade fashion. Two years after the collapse of a Bangladesh garment factory called Rana Plaza killed more than 1,100 and put a spotlight on fashion-industry working conditions, Fair Trade apparel is gaining ground. That incident also inspired a ...
Jul 7, 2015 5:50 PM ET
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The Fair Trade Frosting on the Cake: Wholesome! Announces World's First Fair Trade Organic Frostings
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