Fair Trade

EU/UK & US Show Differences In Fair Trade Awareness

Posted by on January 26, 2012 at 3:42 pm

  EU/UK & US show differences in Fair Trade awareness.  As places like Chicago & San Francisco lead the way in fair trade awareness for people living in the U.S., it lags behind the U.K. substantially. There are significant differences today in the level of fair trade awareness and activities between the US and Europe. […]

Fair Trade Organizations Explore Certifying Crafts

Posted by on January 25, 2012 at 11:06 am

  Fair trade organizations explore certifying crafts.  There is increasing consumer demand for products in mainstream stores and super­markets that are produced without exploiting workers, children and the environment. This is consistent with the principles of fair trade (FT).  It’s essentially a requirement to know about the supply chain from field or workshop to retail […]

The True Cost Of Bananas A David & Goliath Tale

Posted by on January 24, 2012 at 9:54 am

  The true cost of bananas, a David & Goliath tale.  Bananas are a staple of most American families; we buy them cheaply & don’t think much more about it.  But like many high volume imported commodities there is a dark & unfortunate path in the story.  This is a small snapshot of what goes […]

A Fair Trade & Sustainable Development White Paper

Posted by on January 23, 2012 at 10:28 am

  A fair trade & sustainable development white paper for fair trade certifiers and membership organizations.  Do you ever wonder what that little logo saying “fair trade” on some of your products actually means?  What do the logo’s represent?  Below we’ll explain some of the basic principles of these organizations & what they do. -Membership […]