Eco-Friendly Fair Trade
In 2001, a terrible drought persisted for several years in Kenya and brought devastation to the pasture lands. The livelihood of the indigenous Maasai disappeared as their cattle died. The men had to drive the few remaining cattle hundreds of miles away in search of better grazing. The women left behind looked desperately for […]
When you’re out grocery shopping and see a product with a logo that says “Fair Trade Certified,” what does it mean? It depends on the logo and, because there are quite a few of them, it can get confusing. A short explanation of the major fair trade marks.
“I celebrated my 21st birthday here. It was the first time someone made me a birthday cake and sang to me. I am able to laugh and cry again. Not tears of sadness, but of joy.”
There’s more to fair pay than simply handing a worker their fair wages.
Do you ever wonder what it means if something is fair trade? That’s the question the fourth fair trade principle was created to answer. Any business that sells fair trade products, whether food, fashion, or home accessories, is tasked with the job of not only answering that question but also spreading the word about fair […]
Whether you do so consciously or not, when you purchase a fair trade product you’re making a statement that the poor should get to participate fully in and benefit from global trade. But if you want to know more specifically how your purchase makes a difference, at least one of these eight things happen when you buy fair […]
I was talking with some friends recently and they asked me what I’d been up to lately. “I’m super busy with the business,” I said. That prompted them to ask, “Well, what do you do all day?” When I finished answering that question, they told me they had no idea how much went into running an online […]