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.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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
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 coffee and chocolate have become commonplace. Get ready for Fair Trade fashion and décor!
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
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
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Monday, July 6, 2015
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
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.