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Fair Trade and Sweatfree Initiatives Sweep West Coast

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views on 15th July, 2010 | 4 Comments

37467_403188607013_127271637013_4475438_4977165_nFrom Seattle, WA to San Diego, CA — the West Coast has been making big strides in the Fair Trade and Sweatfree movements in the last few weeks, so a few congratulations are in order.

Brand Jam Hershey

Posted by in Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 25th February, 2011 | 4 Comments

hersheysHershey’s has long avoided addressing the issue of child and forced labor that persist in its cocoa supply chain. Let’s keep the pressure on them. Announcing our Hershey Brand Jamming contest. It’s time to use your creativity to tell Hershey’s to raise the bar on their corporate social responsibility. Create an ad asking Hershey to end pervasive child and forced labor and trafficking in the cocoa fields and replace it with Fair Trade and be eligible to win a $1,000 cash prize.

White Gold and Child Labor

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views on 18th October, 2010 | 1 Comment

cotton_fieldThe central Asian country of Uzbekistan is currently one of the world’s largest exporters of cotton, selling over 800,000 tons of this ‘white gold’ a year. However, behind this ‘white gold’ lies a dark story of widespread government-sponsored forced child labor and harrowing working conditions.