Ethical Consumption News

Fair Trade Movement Celebrates 25 Years

(3BL Media and Just Means)- It's been several months since I've written anything about the fair trade movement, but that's not because things aren't happening. In fact, it's the 25th anniversary of fair trade! A lot of positive things have changed and from my refreshed perspective, the fair trade movement seems to be collaborating, perhaps finally finding more common ground. Perhaps.

Modavanti: One Stop Shopping for Ethical Fashionistas

(3BL Media, Just Means) - Fair trade. Organic. Recycled. Hand Made. Made in the USA. Energy Efficient. Vegan. Vintage. If any one of these words describes your shopping bent (or the bent of a hard-to-buy for loved one), procrastinate no longer. Your one- stop shop for ethical, holiday gifts is just a few clicks away.

Seth Goldman, TEO of Honest Tea, Talks About Holding to Values while Living in “the Grey”

"If anyone sees us backing away from organics, fair trade commitments, call us out. Hold us to it.  We have determined to keep the "mission in the bottle."
— Seth Goldman, TEO of Honest Tea.

My Five-Minute Vacation: Organic, Fair and Delicious

“There is no such thing as a socially responsible business because that term
suggests that an enterprise has reached a destination and there is no more work to be done."

Honest Tea co-founder and TeaEO, Seth Goldman.

New Fire and Safety Accord Protects Bangladesh Apparel Workers

(3BL Media/Just Means)- Bangladesh is the world's second largest garment producer. Apparel workers quickly produce cheaply made clothing in order to satiate the American, fast fashion addiction. But atypical of most addictions, it's the producer in this case-not the user- who continues to suffer the deathly repercussions of the drug: 1,136 deathly 'repercussions' in six months, to be exact.

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