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Wholesome Memories, Brutal Realities: The True Cost of the Sugar We Crave

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Guest Posts on 5th November, 2013 | 7 Comments

Sugarcane-Worker-NicaraguaGuest blogger Hana Ivanhoe, an Engagement and Advocacy Manager with Fairfood International, explores the poor working conditions in Nicaragua’s sugarcane industry and what consumers can do about it.

This Earth Day, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – and Shop Fair Trade!

Posted by in Global Exchange Store Updates on 14th April, 2011 | 4 Comments

smiling-planet-earth-cartoon-2-thumIn honor of Earth Day on April 22nd, San Francisco’s Global Exchange Store is highlighting exceptional examples of recycled and sustainably harvested goods. Fair Trade Certification does not only signify living wage standards for artisans worldwide, it also means that strict environmental regulations are in place. Fair trade discourages deforestation and the use of harmful chemicals, and encourages organic farming techniques, recycling post-consumer waste, the use of sustainably harvested natural materials, and the protection of natural resources.

Fair Trade Calendar Photo Contest Winners

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views on 23rd June, 2010 | No Comments

hope-gardensAfter weeks of gathering photos and over 1,500 votes in a week, the top twelve Fair Trade photos have been selected for the 2011 Calendar.