Celebrating Mothers through Fair Trade

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.

October is Fair Trade Month!

How the Commodities Market is Pummeling Sugar Rights Holders

Blog by Kendyl Salcito, NomoGaia

Sugar. It’s such a labor-intensive crop that it drove the slave industry in the Caribbean for decades. Even in the two centuries since then, sugar has been at the center of allegations of forced labor, child labor and deadly working conditions.

UK Ethical Spending Increases Despite Retail Brands' ‘Disappointing’ Trading Performances

Oxford Street December 2006.jpeg(3BL Media/Justmeans) – One source of optimism today comes from confirmation that the U.K. economic downturn has not dented people's desire to reduce their impact on the environment or spend on ethical products, in spite of some big U.K.

Mintel Research Finds British Consumers are More Concerned About Animal Welfare Than the Environment And Tax Avoidance

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – When it comes to ethical claims made by food and drink companies, new research from Mintel finds that concerns over animal welfare tops the list, beating concerns about the environment and tax avoidance.

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. 

The Story Behind the Bouquet

This Valentine’s Day, 110 million roses will be bought in the US and 21 million in the UK.

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