Thursday, July 30, 2015

Impact of Fair Trade

One of the most important aspects of Fair Trade is this: funds are specifically designated for social, economic and environmental development projects. See the impact of these funds.

http://fairtradeusa.org/what-is-fair-trade/impact


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

"Equality" doesn't mean "Justice"

In the picture below, we see three people watching a baseball game from behind a fence labelling the left panel "Equality" and the right panel "Justice". This image provokes a discussion of political, economic and social issues including Fair Trade turns on our definitions (explicit or implicit) of justice and equality around such that "Equality" doesn't always mean "Justice".


Monday, July 20, 2015

Fair Trade rugs and bedding

The Fair Trade Certified rugs and bedding below were handcrafted by skilled Indian artisans whose technique was nurtured by the non-profit Craftmark. These rugs and bedding are now available at West Elm in Palo Alto. Thank you to West Elm for helping giving these artisans better living and working conditions.




Friday, July 17, 2015

‘Fair Trade’ Becomes a Fashion Trend

Fair Trade coffee and chocolate have become commonplace. Get ready for Fair Trade fashion and d├ęcor!

http://www.wsj.com/articles/fair-trade-becomes-a-fashion-trend-1436307440



Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Andronico's Community Market

Andronico's Community Market here locally since 1929 offers a many Fair Trade products including coffee, chocolate, molasses, sugar, quinoa and cocoa powder (see below). Located at 690 Los Altos Rancho Center in Los Altos. Thank you Andronico's for helping small farmers gain a fair wage for the goods.



Monday, July 13, 2015

Fair Trade at REI

Great to see REI selling Fair trade clothing!



Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Navigating Fair Trade Logos

Navigating the various fair trade logos, labels and membership groups
associated with Fair Trade products can be difficult. Thank you to Fair
Trade Winds for sharing this article with us.

Navigating Fair Trade Logos


Monday, July 6, 2015

Country Sun Natural Foods

Country Sun Natural Foods of Palo Alto has been offering a selection of natural foods with a strong emphasis on organics as well as Fair Trade products since 1971. We found wide variety of Fair Trade products from coffee, tea, chocolate, sugar, shea butter and olive oil. Thank you Country Sun Natural Foods for helping give the small farmers a fair and living wage.





Thursday, July 2, 2015

Fair Trade in San Martin CA

My agent in Morgan Hill found Original Roasters Coffee Company​  Fair Trade Coffee at Rocco's Market in San Martin at 13335 Monterey Highway. Thank you Rocco's Market and Original Roasters for helping give a small farmer a fair and living wage.