Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Hugh Jackman's Laughing Man Coffee


Hugh Jackman's #FairTradeCertified Laughing Man Coffee is available in stores nationwide! Every purchase helps the farmers of Huila, Columbia and Ethiopia. View video at  https://www.keurig.com/content/laughingman



Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Successful CRS Ethical Trade Sale

A great time was had by all at the Catholic Relief Services Ethical Trade Sale at the Church of the Transfiguration this past weekend. One of the biggest sellers were the Breadwarmers from Bangladesh. Artisans engrave the whitewashed terracotta with traditional kolka, a folk motif of Bangladesh. Purchases enabled rura enables rural and mostly illiterate women to make their handicrafts at home. It provides these women much-needed employment, a fair wage, freedom from exploitation, access to healthcare and education for their children.





Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Catholic Relief Services Ethical Trade Sale at Church of the Transfiguration

'Here is Your Opportunity to Change Lives' The Church of the Transfiguration is conducting a Catholic Relief Services Ethical Trade Sale this weekend, December 8 and 9 after the 5pm, 9am and 10:30am masses.  Ethically crafted items that change lives are being offered such as beautiful home d├ęcor, scarves, jewelry and other unique hand crafted items made by marginalized artisans and farmers living in over 30 countries. By purchasing these ethically made products you bring dignity to their workplace, provide opportunities for their children to attend school and make their communities stronger.
"Everyone can be an artisan for peace." -Pope Francis

Church of the Transfiguration
4325 Jarvis Avenue
San Jose, CA 95112




Friday, November 9, 2018

Catholic Relief Services Ethical Trade at St Patrick's in San Francisco

Last night the Diocese of San Francisco, Diocese of Oakland and the Diocese of San Jose collaborated to make celebrants of Mass for the Dead For Our Homeless Brethren at St Patrick's Cathedral aware of Catholic Relief Services Ethical Trade by displaying an informational table in the downstairs hall afterwards. Equal Exchange and Catholic Relief Services' Fair Trade coffee named Mama Tierra was served. Many came by with questions about Ethical Trade, how they could support it in their everyday lives and how they could include it in their parish Advent and Lenten seasons. Many thanks to Martin Ford and Patrick Shadonnay for making this happen.





Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Successful Ethical Trade Sale at St Simon's Catholic Church

Thank you St Simon's Catholic Church for conducting an Ethical Trade Sale this past weekend. Everyone who attended took the opportunity to be an artisan for peace. The small farmers and artisans around the world thank you for bringing dignity to their workplace, providing opportunities for their children to attend school and making their communities stronger.







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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Ethical Trade Sale at St Simon's Church

'Here is Your Opportunity to Change Lives' This is the announcement in the bulletin at St Simon's Catholic Church in Los Altos. It is advertising the Catholic Relief Services Ethical Trade Sale taking place on November 3 and 4 after all the masses. It is your opportunity to choose beautiful gifts that make an impact on the small farmers and artisans around the world. By purchasing these ethically made products you bring dignity to their workplace, provide opportunities for their children to attend school and make their communities stronger.
"Everyone can be an artisan for peace." -Pope Francis