Fair Trade

Demand for fair-trade goods hits record

Swiss consumers spend CHF80 ($81.40) a year on fair-trade products, with fruit making up a quarter of that amount.<p>In 2016 the Swiss spent a total of …

European News

7 Clothing Brands You Won't Feel Guilty About Spending Your Money On

Your wallet might love Zara, but your conscience doesn't.<p>We all love finding deals at fast-fashion brands, but it’s becoming harder to justify a $15 dress when you know that the person who made it likely did so in a less-than-ideal work environment. (Ahem, Zara.)<p>High-fashion designers like Stella …

Clothing

Why your morning coffee will taste different and cost more

The countless cups of coffee downed during the UN's COP23 climate summit in Bonn may seem insignificant.<p>But if coffee consumption has any message, it …

Coffee

Natural Glass Whiskey Tumblers

Reading time: about 1 minute.<p>Gear<br>• Taste<br>• Whiskey<p>This set of natural glass whiskey tumblers looks a lot more like the glassware used by our great great …

Samsung, Lotte Targeted by Charity Probe

November 17th, 2017, 1:24 AM UTC<p>A tumultuous year when it comes to Samsung, Lotte and other Korean conglomerates which threatens to get worse now. …

Business

Cocoa Camino Fair Trade & Organic Instant Dark Hot Chocolate

• Certified fair trade, organic, and kosher.<br>• Ingredients: golden cane sugar, cocoa powder, skim milk powder, guar gum, sea salt, carob bean gum, vanilla …

Beverages

Trump wants free and fair trade: Marc Short

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Support Palestinian farmers and craftspeople with a Palbox subscription

Dear friend,<p>The next Palbox ships December 1... order yours today! These make wonderful Christmas gifts and are a great way to support Palestinian …

Middle East

African Fair Trade Favorites, via The Citizenry

We’ve long admired The Citizenry, an online marketplace for fair trade, small-batch wares made by artists the world over. The brand launched in 2014 …

Cape Cod

Why that tin of $5 coffee just doesn't compute for St. Thomas roaster

Maria Fiallos imports and roasts coffee from her family's farm in Nicaragua<p>Maria Fiallos wants to give coffee drinkers a math lesson.<p>Start with a $5 …

Coffee

Why The Future Of Fashion Must Be Fair

This week is Living Wage Week, an opportunity to highlight the importance of implementing a living wage in order to create sustainable employment and …

Fashion Industry

A decade after ditching plastic, Commonsense says even corn starch must go

Commonsense 'Borrow Bags' and Boomerang Bags.<p>First they banned plastic bags, now Wellington organic supermarket Commonsense are getting rid of corn …

Recycling

5 Green and Fair Trade Gifts For Children That Inspire Travel

By Anna Julien<p>In Gift Guides, Travel Logistics<p>0<p>Shares 0<p>The holidays are fast approaching and not surprisingly, I already have gifts on my mind. As a …

Kids

Establishing Arguments

Using Rhetorical Strategies for Persuasion<p><b>Summary:</b><p>These OWL resources will help you develop and refine the arguments in your …

Greenpeace

American industries want robust India-US relationship, more bilateral trade, says advocacy group

<b>Washington:</b> An India-focused American trade advocacy group has sought "truly fair" bilateral trade between the two countries, days after India and …

India

Refurbished truck becomes moveable meat market

Once upon a time, the milk wagon, bread truck and even the ice cream van brought foodstuffs right to your neighborhood.<p>Nicolas Moyer is bringing that …

Southwestern Ontario

InterDigital reports Q3 results, end of Taiwan FTC investigation

InterDigital's (NASDAQ:IDCC) Q3 results beat EPS and revenue estimates.<p>Key metrics: Recurring revenue, $88.5M (+5%); operating expenses, $56.5M (+9%, …

Business

Meet the label creating sustainable springbok totes

After a career working for global fashion houses, accessories trader Narella Flood knows what makes a good bag.<p>Her brand, Bok by Narella, brings an …

Fashion (Australia)

The economics of 'Fairtrade': is it worth the mark-up?

How do you feel about slavery and exploitation? Like most people, I'm not a fan.<p>How do you feel about being ripped off? I hate that too!<p>I'm willing …

Business (Australia)

Banana importer is trying to push Fairtrade into the mainstream

The banana may be the most inexpensive fruit in the produce section, but it shouldn't be, says Jennie Coleman.<p>"It comes from far away, it's extremely sensitive, and if the temperature goes up or down, it damages the fruit very quickly," says Ms. Coleman, who is president of Equifruit Inc., an …

Business (Canada)

Ticks, stars, marks: Has New Zealand got too many certification programmes?

Bananas are a growing fair trade category.<p>Food blogger Catherine Milford, of Eatscooksreads, is used to seeing stars, ticks and other marks all over …

New Zealand

Interested In Ethical Fashion? Travel With Thread Caravan And Learn From Local Artisans

<b>Use discount code “causeartist” and it will give 10% off any workshop or custom trip consultation.</b><p>The rise in conscious consumerism and fair trade …

Social Enterprise

Eye-catching labels stigmatize many healthy foods

When customers walk down aisles of grocery stores, they are inundated with labels such as organic, fair trade and cage free, just to name a few. …

Agriculture

How to source ethical engagement and wedding rings

Rumours abound about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's imminent engagement, following reports that the actress had tea with the Queen, last week.<p>The …

Jewelry

Not a fair price for coffee farmers in Ethiopia

<b>* Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation.</b><p>How much do small coffee farmers in Ethiopia …

Agriculture

NAFTA talks are going very badly. Here’s what you should know.

Efforts to terminate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) aren’t going very well for the Trump administration.Talks between Mexico, the …

Liberal View

Time for a Fair Trade System After NAFTA Talks Falter

<i>This piece originally appeared on Popular Resistance.</i><p>The NAFTA-2 negotiations seem to be faltering after the fourth round of talks recently held in …

Liberal View

Patagonia Iron Forge Hemp Canvas Ranch Jacket - Mountain Life

• Made of tough, comfortable and highly abrasion-resistant 12.9-oz 55% industrial hemp/27% recycled polyester/18% organic cotton canvas, insulated with …

Hemp

Why Fairtrade fails to help farmers in developing countries

Fairtrade or ‘Fairer Trade’? Who knew that the use of a comparative could cause so much fuss? What with Sainsbury’s dropping the Fairtrade label from its own-brand teabags in favour of a ‘Fairer Trade’ label, that’s exactly what has happened. Ignoring the fact that Sainsbury’s actually announced …

Agriculture

U.S. Pushes `Fair Trade' as Economic Talks With Japan Advance

The Trump administration is advocating for a more balanced trade relationship with Japan as high-level economic talks with the Asian nation advance …

United States