Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Out of Unemployment with Paper

I never really think about the way our paper is made or
where it comes from. There are papermaking artisans who
have taken their craft and turned it into a solution
for unemployment and thin out invasive vegetation at
the same time. Salay Handmade Paper in Philippines share
their passion.

http://www.tenthousandvillages.com/mosaic/paper-just-paper/



Tuesday, January 10, 2017

I scream for Fair Trade answers

I scream for answers about Fair Trade brought to you by Ben & Jerry's.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Thank you Swanton Berry Farms

Thank you Jim Cochran of local Swanton Berry Farms in Davenport, for being
believing that it is right of farmworkers to be paid a fair wage including
benefits. “I want them to be middle-class,” he says. “They deserve it.”



http://www.nationalgeographic.com/people-and-culture/food/the-plate/2016/12/organic-farming-doesnt-mean-fairer-labor/

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Successful Fair Trade Sale at St Martin of Tours

Thank you St Martin of Tours Catholic Church for conducting
the Catholic Relief Services Fair Trade Sale this past
weekend. A great time was had by all. The artisans and small
producers from around the world thank you for bringing
their coffee, chocolate and handicrafts to San Jose.




Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Successful Fair Trade Sale at St Clare

Thank you St Clare Catholic Church for conducting the Catholic
Relief Services Fair Trade Sale this past weekend. A great
time was had by all. Thank you Anne and your volunteers
from parish and school. Artisans and small producers from
around the world thank you for bringing their coffee to Santa 
Clara,



Friday, December 2, 2016

Blue Fire Coffee

'Coffee is our craft. People are our business.' This is the
motto of Blue Fire Coffee, roasting and selling Fair Trade
and organic coffee. The brother of my fellow Fair Trade
Ambassador Anne runs the business in Hopedale, Massachusetts
about 40 miles southwest of Boston. They are very active in
the community giving back to Grounds for Health, who work to
reduce the risk of cervical cancer in women in developing
countries. Please support Blue Fire Coffee and the small
producers around the world.
http://www.bluefirecoffee.com/



Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Fair Trade Decor in Del Mar

Earlier this year my daughter visited Fair Trade Decor in Del Mar. San Diego's first 100% Fair Trade store. It is a family owned business dedicated to furthering the mission of Fair Trade. It sells unique, eco-friendly, handcrafted products and spices from around the world.