Fair Trade

Alter Eco Owns a Full Circle of Sustainability via Home Compostable Packaging

(3BL Media and Just Means) - Pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin lattes, pumpkin biscotti. I think I even saw pumpkin Oreos this week. If you’re concerned about climate change, you might want to think again before spending too many dollars on prepackaged, squash-flavored goodies.  Packaging accounts for the third largest portion of the globe’s carbon emissions.

Patagonia Converts to Fair Trade

(3BL Media and Just Means) - October marks pumpkin lattes, apple picking and most importantly, fair trade month. And this year, there’s big news and major cause for celebration: Patagonia’s Fair Trade line is officially available.

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.

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.

October is Fair Trade Month!

A Legal Definition for Fair Trade: Will It Bridge the Gap?

(3Bl Media/Justmeans) - The Fair Trade Resource Network (FTRN) recently emailed a survey to its members and supporters asking if they would support the idea of creating a legal definition of the term 'fair trade.' Of the 80 supporters they contacted only 20% were in support of this idea. 
Jeff Goldman, the Executive Director, spoke with me about FTRN's reasoning behind this initiative. 


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