A Guide to Fair Trade

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With this growing marketplace comes a responsibility to educate ourselves and to be aware of our impact worldwide, and Fair Trade policies aim to make it easier for us to do just that. What does it mean to be Fair Trade? The idea of Fair Trade encompasses a range of goals, but the most of important of these is the welfare of those producing the good we purchase. Fair Trade is not about charity, though. How does Fair Trade certification work?

What is fair trade?

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If you haven't finished your holiday shopping yet, consider purchasing fair. trade certified items - you'll be buying a more environmentally friendly. product and one that hasn't been created through sweatshop labour

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Fair Trade

Eco Friendly Daily

The term “Fair Trade” is getting more familiar to many consumers. The Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International (FLO) is part of a global network trying to change international trading conventions. Environment Green Tips certification Fair trade logo standards

Shop Ethical and Fair-Trade at Paper High

Hug a Tree with Me

We found alternatives such as buying fair-trade , handmade and local, and although big business and unethical still dominates the marketplace, we are buying more ethically today than ever before which is highly encouraging for a sustainable future.

Break Your Ramadan Fast With Fair Trade

Green Prophet

MADE is encouraging Muslims to embrace ethical living this Ramadan and to break their fast with Fair-trade. A UK-based organisation called MADE is asking Muslims to look again at the way that their food is traded and to consider going Fair-trade this Ramadan.

Eat It, Drink It, Wear It–Fair Trade

Wend Magazine

This is a question asked by prAna, one of the world’s first companies to actively support Fair Trade apparel. In purchasing a Soul T, you not only support Fair Trade as a movement, but you also directly support an organization that is helping humankind.


Green (Living) Review

2011 marked a flashpoint for many small farmers and fair trade producers. Fair trade producers from Mexico and Colombia to Ghana and Indonesia experienced a record number of climate change influenced disasters, including landslides, severe floods and crop failure.

The White House and Fair Trade

Green Earth Journey

This is part of a comment left on my post last week explaining Fair Trade over on Extraordinary Mothers. In America, over 1,500 companies and retailers offer fair trade goods, there are 12 fair trade towns, and over 300 college campuses that support fair trade.

3 Foods I Always Buy Fair Trade.

Elephant Journal

The food on our shelves represents just the last step of a global system of production and trade. Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Food Green Z ADMIN Green Featured Today avocados bananas coffee equal exchange fair trade food food production green organic

Mother's Day Giveaway - Win $40 Gift Certificate to Novica Fair-Trade Marketplace, ends 5/30

Hug a Tree with Me

Novica is a wonderful fair-trade eStore that serves as a portal for artisans all over the world to share their creations with the world. Mothers are absolutely amazing! Seriously, and I am not just saying that because I am one.

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

Forget Fair Trade—We Should Be Buying This Instead.

Elephant Journal

Although Fair Trade USA still adamantly markets the small-scale farmers as the “face” of fair trade, the reality is.

How Fair Trade Products May Help Improve Our Health.

Elephant Journal

When a product is fair trade certified, you can rest assured that it’s produced according to strict environmental, economic, and social guidelines. And though fair trade goods have been touted as simply a trend or fad, the numbers show otherwise.

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.

Support Fair Trade

Eco Friendly Daily

Tomorrow, Saturday May 12th, is World Fair Trade Day. The fair trade movement attempts to return a greater portion of the proceeds of any sale to the farmers, artisans, or workers who produced the product being sold.

Fair Trade Bike Chain Menorah Good for Environment and for Artisans

Green Prophet

Made by artisans who receive fair wages while upcycling metal products, this bike chain menorah is sustainable for people and the environment. ” :: JTA. :: Fair Trade Judaica. SAHA’s Fairly Local Trade. Image via: Fair Trade Judaica.

Firefly Accessories adds new Fair Trade fashion accessories from Cambodia

Green (Living) Review

Firefly Accessories adds new line of Fair Trade products to their ecommerce shop. Glasgow, UK, March 1, 2012 : Firefly Accessories announces the addition of new Fair Trade fashion accessories from Cambodia to their online product catalogue.

What Exactly Does Fair Trade Mean?

Green Earth Journey

So in the interest to sound hip and cool , they throw around words like "fair trade" and "organic". So here is a Wikipedia 101 on the phrases "fair trade", "locally grown", and "organic".

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

Eco Chic

The awesomely print, is “handwoven and dyed through the art of resist dying,” and these are Designed in New Orleans, and made in India by Fair Trade workers. The post Passion Lilie’s Fair-Trade Print Fabulousness: How I Wear Eco Fashion appeared first on Eco-Chick.

American Made, Fair Trade Gold Wedding Rings Now

Green (Living) Review

Reflective Images, a pioneer in the ethical sourcing and production of jewelry, is among the first in the United States to be sourcing their fair trade gold from two mining cooperatives certified under the Fair Labeling Organization: Sotrami in Peru and Cotapata in Bolivia.

Food Tastes Better When It’s Fair Trade Certified

Eco Chic

Call me crazy, but for me, that’s why Fair Trade Certified foods taste even better than food made with the same exact ingredients but produced in a way that screws over the environment, workers and community that created it.

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.

Direct Trade vs. Fair-trade vs. Direct Trade Coffee.

Elephant Journal

Waylon talks about the new trend of direct trade, how it is different from fair-trade, and why we should ask a few more questions before we down that cup of coffee. Who doesn''t love a good cup coffee?

Similarly, I've entered into a private deal with a fair trade coffee farmer*

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Export-led growth:  Kentucky coal producers have reached an agreement to export 9 million tons of coal annually to India for the next 25 years in a $7 billion deal that is a boost to the region’s sagging mining industry. The deal, which would equate to about 8 percent of Kentucky’s annual coal production, could help India avert power outages like the one last week that left more than 600 million people without electricity, India officials said. via www.courier-journal.com.

Hugh Jackman Advocates Fair-Trade Coffee in Doc ‘Dukale’s Dream’


Fair Trade coffee has gotten a powerful and vocal advocate on its side, as actor and activist Hugh Jackman is championing better tasting and more equal brew. He stars in Read More The post Hugh Jackman Advocates Fair-Trade Coffee in Doc ‘Dukale’s Dream’ appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes Environment Film/TV News Top News

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. Product review by EvG team member Amanda Shea: I am somewhat of a chocolate aficionado. I love chocolate, so of course I was excited to review PASCHA.

Why Can’t We Have Fair Trade Certification for U.S. Farmworkers?

Elephant Journal

Sanjay Rawal, director of Food Chains (Executive produced by Eva Longoria | produced by Smriti Keshari) shares with us in the first episode of “SRO Conversations” why we should be able to have fair labor rights for the farmworkers in the U.S.

Green Gift Guide 2014: Fair-Trade World Teas from Tealet

Green Living Ideas

The post Green Gift Guide 2014: Fair-Trade World Teas from Tealet appeared first on Green Living Ideas. Green Lifestyle companies we love Fair Trade gift guide holiday organic startup Tea Tealet falls into the category of companies we love.

The world's largest Fairtrade city marks 1,000 Fair Trade Towns internationally

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) London, June 4, 2011 : London, the world's largest Fairtrade City, has been part of the international event to celebrate 1,000 Fair Trade Towns worldwide. At 1400 hours local time on Saturday, June 4, 2011, towns and cities across the world formally declared their Fair Trade status from East to Wets as the movement celebrates an incredible 1,000 Fair Trade Towns across the globe.

Fair Trade Becoming More fair in the US


Before I get too carried away, I’d like to define the principle of fair trade products, whether retail goods, produce, coffee, or even chocolate, by using the Fairtrade Foundation definition.

Drink Fair-Trade Coffee? Don’t watch the NCAA Basketball Playoffs.

Elephant Journal

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: The NCAA (HBO) Mirror: https://vid.me/DrQ8 DrQ8 NCAA Corruption! John Oliver takes March Madness to task. The NCAA doesn’t pay athletes because they consider them amateurs. The NCAA considers them amateurs because they don’t get paid. “Schooled: The Price of College Sports is an interesting documentary on the subject currently […]. Homepages (Gold Tabs)* Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good

Conscientious Coffee: Why Choose Fair Trade and Shade Grown Coffee?

Green Life Smart Life

Fair Trade Java: What’s the “Buzz&# ? It’s overwhelming to imagine, but it inspires Robert and Elizabeth Thompson, owners of Fair Grinds Coffeehouse on New Orleans’ tree-lined Ponce De Leon Street. Mr. Thompson is passionate about the business of fair trade coffee because he believes in preserving the age-old practice of careful coffee growing. A popular Crescent City cafe, Fair Grinds is fair trade in every sense, he explained.

$25 Novica.com Gift Code Giveaway, ends 12/21

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Founded 12 years ago, Novica.com is a beautiful online fair trade marketplace that gives artisans all over the world a portal in which to share their handcrafted crafts with the world while making a sustainable income. giveaway fair trade Normal. false. false. false.

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.

Did my T-Shirt cost Someone their Life?

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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.

Ultimate organic coffee smoothie that will nourish your body and taste buds (recipe)

Green Prophet

Consider using certified organic and fair trade coffee , to encourage responsible small-scale farming and environmental sustainability. Health blender coffee fair trade healthy recipes organic recipe vegan recipe Vitamix

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.

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. Ten Thousand Villages is one of the largest Fair Trade Organizations in America. They’re fair-trade and use green fabrics, they’re cute, and they’re CHEAP!

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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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Gorgeous Cotton Hippie Pants for the Hippie in All of Us

Green Living Ideas

We all need versatile, comfy, adorable clothes – why not source them from a company that offers a range of gorgeous patterns and styles while supporting communities and investing in fair-trade practices.

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.

In a Chocolate World. ~ Gabbi Magana {Book Review}

Elephant Journal

Animal Rights (Vegan, Pets, Wildlife) Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Food chocolate dairy-free delicious dessert fair trade food gluten free organic vegan Book review: Vegan Chocolate by Fran Costigan.

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