Video Interview: Fair Trade USA

Eco-Vegan Girl

If you've ever asked yourself, "what is fair trade?" or "why fair trade?", At this point most people understand what organic certification means, but few grasp the concept of fair trade, so I went to the source to get some clarification.

4 Unexpected Benefits of Buying Fair Trade Fashion.

Elephant Journal

My latest wardrobe craze is fair trade and ethically produced clothing from developing countries. Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Ecofashion Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) benefits eco fashion ethical buying ethnic fashion fair trade purchasing power sustainable fashion

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The Little Fair Trade Shop Shows Masdar Its Big Heart

Green Prophet

Come sun or more sun, Sabeen Ahmed intends to keep growing the Middle East’s first fair trade store. Along with other vendors, Sabeen Ahmed set up her little eco-booth for the first time at Masdar City’s Street Fair and Organic Market last Friday.

Passion Lilie’s Fair-Trade Print Fabulousness: How I Wear Eco Fashion

Eco Chic

I was thrilled to try out a couple of Passion Lilie ‘s fabulous eco fashions recently; I could tell, even before they arrived in the mail, that I was going to just LOVE their prints—and they were even lovelier IRL than I had imagined. This is how I wear eco fashion.

Beautiful Fair-Trade and Ethical Wedding Dresses: Lena Medoyeff Studio Does it Right

Eco Chic

Now the owner at her own studio, she creates affordable, modern wedding dresses from Fair Trade materials that are made at a mill in India where she knows the workers are paid well and treated fairly, using materials that are dyed with natural colors. Related on Eco-Chick: .

PASCHA: Organic, Fair-Trade, Melt-in-Your-Mouth Chocolate

Eco-Vegan Girl

All the chocolate this company produces is vegan, a nd bonus it''s organic and fair trade. Be sure to follow her on Twitter and stay tuned for more of her reviews on Eco-Vegan Gal! Product review by EvG team member Amanda Shea: I am somewhat of a chocolate aficionado.

Coffee lovers, do you know the difference between direct trade and fair trade?

Green (Living) Review

This infographic, created by Chuck Patton of Bird Rock Coffee Roasters, hopes to clear up any mysteries between the two styles of coffee trading.

Be Kind To The Earth and Your Wallet: End-of-Summer Eco Fashion Sales!

Eco Chic

Often, buying organic, sustainable, eco-friendly, fair-trade stuff is more expensive. Here at Eco-Chick, we’re all about doing the digging for you—so here’s a list of Eco-Friendly retailers that are having end-of-summer sales!

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Detoxify your Home with Products from these 5 Eco-Friendly (& Affordable!) Companies.

Elephant Journal

Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Green Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) animal friendly carbon footprint eco-friendly fair trade green products method organic cleaning products plant-based PureGreen Seventh Generation ShakleeI used to be of the mindset that I had to clean with bleach and chemicals for something to be clean. It's simply not true.

Shopping Guide: Eco-friendly Craft Suppliers

Hug a Tree with Me

Shopping Guide: Eco-friendly Craft Suppliers: Amazon: Although Amazon is not strictly an eco-friendly shopping place, they do carry an impressive inventory of sustainable alternatives. Buy Green: You can find Non-VOC paints and eco varnishes at Buy Green.

Eco Fashion for 2015 and Beyond: 3 Gamechanging New Projects

Eco Chic

SOLUTION: Providing Women with Stable, Portable, Fair Employment :: Lush Bazaar’s Fashion Mission Fund. The goal of Lush Bazaar is to create unique, fair-trade items to empower women in India. Capitalism is evolving.

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The Perfect Maxi Dress: How I Wear Eco Fashion

Eco Chic

Nomads has been making fair-trade, ethical clothing since 1989, which means they have tons of experience, and it shows in the breadth of their designs. Paying a fair wage to workers that is either at or above the national average.

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Eco Chick Giveaway: Fair Fashion from Treetie

Eco Chic

Treetie (pronounced like ‘treaty’) is a new online boutique offering eco friendly and fair trade women’s fashion apparel, accessories, and gifts. DEETS: You can win the scarf shown above by simply signing up for Eco Chick’s newsletter.

Rocking the “Eco” Kasbah du Toubkal in Morocco

Green Prophet

Karin goes on a 2-night stay at Kasbah du Toubkal, an eco-lodge in the foothills of North Africa’s highest peak. The lodge makes you feel that you have arrived home and that it’s a place where eco-dreamers, and travelers alike, make dreams come true.

Sustainable Design from Bastet Noir: Representing Eco Fashion from the Balkans

Eco Chic

Along came Daniela Milosheska, who says: Since the very beginning, our business model is focused on developing a sustainable business by offering hip and trendy clothes made from fair traded, natural and recycled materials. Related on Eco-Chick: .

Organic Farming Boom in Palestine

Green Prophet

According to the aid group Oxfam, an estimated 17,000 tons of olive oil is produced annually in the West Bank by thousands of farmers, some of whom are producing fair trade olive products. Around 930 Palestinian farmers have fair-trade and organic certification.

Eileen Fisher’s Spring Collection is Most Eco Ever!

Eco Chic

Check out the & section on their site; it includes eco fabrics, fair-trade-made pieces, Made in USA basics , artisan accessories and more. Related on Eco Chick: Eileen Fisher at the Green Festival: Eco Fashion, Beauty and Social Responsibility.

Pekoe Sip House: Support Businesses that Support Locals First. {Partner}

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Boulder Featured Events Food coffee coffee shop eco environment fair trade local mindful organic pekoe pekoe sip house tea Support the uniqueness of local towns by contributing to communities & making conscious choices.

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White for Autumn? Yes, with Miakoda New York: How I Wear Eco Fashion

Eco Chic

I accessorized my Miakoda dress with some found horn earrings by Kevia and a fair-trade beaded necklace that I pinned into my hair and wore as a low-key headpiece. Related on Eco-Chick: How I Wear Eco Fashion: Journalist and Fashion Correspondent Emma Grady.

Dirty Rubber Recycled into Unbelievably Beautiful Decor in Morocco

Green Prophet

The results of this endeavor financially supported by Smiley World Organization and distributed by the French Fair Trade Company Altermundi couldn’t be more surprising. Fashion & Design design eco design fair trade green design Marrakech recycled materials sustainable design

4 Easy Ways to Plan a Wedding That Gives Back.

Elephant Journal

Why bother having an eco, ethical, or "giveback" wedding? Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Ecofashion Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Love & Relationships (see below for Sexy) alternative gift registries conflict-free jewellery eco fashion engagement season ethical gifts fair trade sustainable clothing wedding

Eco Fashion Primer: Amber Valletta, Marci Zaroff, Suzy Cameron “We Are What We Wear” (Video)

Eco Chic

Host Amber Valletta explains how she got involved with the eco-fashion movement, then visits with some industry pioneers, including Patagonia and Reformation. Related on Eco Chick: Amber Valletta’s Master and Muse: Masterful Collabs with Eco Fashion Designers.

INTERVIEW: Natural Perfumer, Ayala Moriel, Infuses Creations with Mediterranean Scents

Green Prophet

Fashion & Design activism animal testing eco-sexuality Education fair trade Israel Middle East natural essences organic sustainability“Natural Perfumery is the art and science of creating perfumes using natural essences only.&#.

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Clothes. ~ Kristin Glenn

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Green clothes hoarder clothing concious consumerism don''t throw away your old clothes eco clothing fair-trade organice cotton green clothing green laundry old clothes organic cotton shopaholic slavery sweatshops what''s in your clothing

7 Eco-Friendly, Humane Fashion Brands That Are Both Stylish and Affordable.

Elephant Journal

While some people hesitate before buying pricy eco-fashion apparel, these companies make fair-trade fashion that is both stylish and affordable.

Ecohabitude & GreenDrinks Kick Off Holiday Shopping with Style + Ethics

Eco Chic

DRINK: Prairie Organic Vodka cocktails lined with Kitchen Imp’s Organic Vanilla Sugar; El Voyage fair-trade coffee. Ethical goods galore, including products from Dogwood and Hastings: Photo credit: Eco-Chick. . Photo credit: Eco-Chick. Photo Credit: Eco-Chick. .

Eco Chick Giveaway: Target Earth Day Giftbag

Eco Chic

In honor of Earth Month, THREE lucky Eco-Chick readers will win and Eco-Starter Kit from Target. The Target Eco-Starter Kit includes the following items (for more ideas visit the new eco-boutique ): Target Eco-Starter Kit: * Home Organic Towels. *

Puerto Rico’s La Chiwinha: An Ethical, Global Gathering Place in San Juan

Eco Chic

In addition to serving organic teas, coffees, baked treats and small bites, La Chiwinha is Puerto Rico’s first Fair Trade global market, complimented by eco-friendly household products and locally sourced crafts, beauty products, textiles, books, coffee and more.

“They Have the Right to Live in Dignity”: A Look at Cambodian Women Garment Workers (Video)

Eco Chic

Sometimes people think that covering and promoting eco fashion is frivolous. Fair Fashion Cambodia eco fashion Fair Trade women worker's rightsBeyond The Garment Factory’s Floor from savann.oeurm on Vimeo.

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Find Last-Minute Christmas Gifts at 6 Sustainable Stores in the Middle East

Green Prophet

Ekotribe and The Green Eco Store. Anu Agarwal and her husband have been blazing a green path for quite a while by bringing some of the latest eco-friendly products from around the world to Dubai — seemingly an unlikely place for such a venture. The Little Fair Trade Shop.

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Tip of the Week – Eco-Friendly Halloween Candy

The Go Green Blog

When buying chocolate treats, look for fair trade goodies. Tags: Eco-Products Healthy Eating Tips Candy fair trade Halloween Organic Halloween is fast approaching!

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How to Have A Green and Vegan Valentine's Day

Eco-Vegan Girl

Additionally, I asked the Eco-Vegan Gal community for their advice and got some great responses, so here are some resources for you: My best advice is to keep it simple and make it about love, not about buying things or over-doing it. As an Eco-Guy up in NH, just an idea.

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This Butterfly Tank Helps Abused Young Women, and So Do All El Cambio’s Clothes. How?

Eco Chic

El Cambio Trading Company sent me one of their adorable tanks to try out, and it was love at first sight. Organic, fair-trade, and sustainable, you can buy their clothes guilt-free. appeared first on Eco-Chick.

Cameron’s Coffee Compostable Pods: Delicious, Ethical Java and No K-Cup Waste

Eco Chic

Here at Eco-Chick, we’re huge coffee fans—but (naturally) anti-disposables. But kitchen space is coveted in NYC, and I was getting ready to give away the machine about a month ago until I was introduced to Cameron’s Coffee Betterbrew Eco Coffee Pods.

Indigo Handloom: Human-Powered, Artful Textiles Are Carbon Neutral

Eco Chic

In short, the company, who has already worked with ethical fashion industry leaders like Eileen Fisher, is making carbon-neutral fabric that’s beautiful, wearable, and directly (and fairly) supports those people who create it.

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Top Ten Eco-Friendly Toys for Kids

Green Home Blog

The Best Eco-Friendly Toys for Your Kids. Play the Earthopoly board game to explain the dangers of global warming and pollution or give them eco-flashcards to give them ideas about ways they can help the earth. Look for eco-friendly wood products. Buy fair-trade. You can help ensure the well-being of your kids and others by buying fair trade products. Follow these ten easy suggestions to help make the best green choices for your little ones.

Why Ditching Trends Will Kill Fast Fashion

Eco Chic

The post Why Ditching Trends Will Kill Fast Fashion appeared first on Eco-Chick. Fair Fashion eco fashion end of trends ethical fashion Fair Trade fast fashion hand dyed made in usa trends

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Argan Oil – Dare Eat Nuts Broken By a Goat’s Butt?

Green Prophet

Argan oil is a delicacy and fair trade product from Morocco. Read more on Morocco eco-initiatives here. Food & Health fair trade food Morocco

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Incredible Video Shows How Regular People Respond the Real Story Behind Cheap Clothes

Eco Chic

The post Incredible Video Shows How Regular People Respond the Real Story Behind Cheap Clothes appeared first on Eco-Chick. Fair Fashion activism awareness bangladesh budget cheap clothing ethical clothing Fair Trade Fashion fashion revolution forever 21 sweatshop

Must-Have Summer Skirts and Clutches from Fair Fashion Boutique Sarafina

Eco Chic

She created eco fashion boutique Sarafina as a way to channel her love of fashion, and promote fair wage jobs and safe working conditions in low income countries such as India, Madagascar, and Uganda. This understanding has made her eco fashion boutique better.

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Puzzle Apparel’s New DIY: Design It Yourself, Artisan-Made Clothes

Eco Chic

Related on Eco-Chick: . Hi-Tech Eco Fashion That Fights Pollution. Salty Philips Alice-in-Wonderland Eco Fashion . The post Puzzle Apparel’s New DIY: Design It Yourself, Artisan-Made Clothes appeared first on Eco-Chick.

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Where does that Earl Grey tea come from?

Green Living Ideas

Listen to the Green Divas 5-minute Sleeping Naked is Green segment on Fair Trade Tea. Fair Trade Food and Cuisine Green Consumerism Organic Podcasts Tea & Coffee black tea drinking tea earl grey tea fair trade tea organic tea

Eco Chic Weekly 8/29/09

Eco Chic

Eco Chic Weekly compiles the best of the best in green fashion and beauty blogging each week. Check out the Eco Fashion World interview with Maroussia Rebecq, founder of the Andrea Crews Collective. Eco-Chick has rounded up some Eco Fashion News from around the web!

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