17Oct
The Supply Chain Can Be Bananas!

The Supply Chain Can Be Bananas!

WhoWhatWear has deemed 2018 the year of the banana, and not just in terms of what we eat (although, over 100 billion bananas are consumed each year worldwide!). If it's the year of the banana, then it's also a good year to figure out how those...Read More

15Oct
Thinking Outside the Mug with Fair Trade

Thinking Outside the Mug with Fair Trade

Fair Trade Coffee Today Accounting for a quarter of all retail sales and nearly half of all producers in Fair Trade, coffee is undoubtedly one of the most well-known Fair Trade commodities sold around the world today. Mainstream coffee shops like...Read More

29Sep
Worthwhile Wages: The Struggle to Pin Down Fair Payment

Worthwhile Wages: The Struggle to Pin Down Fair Payment

The basic goal behind Fair Trade is simple enough: consumers want their goods to be produced according to the same standards of respect for human life that they uphold in their own lives. To make things even simpler, the WFTO summed things up for...Read More

14Sep
How Mindful Buying Benefits the Consumer

How Mindful Buying Benefits the Consumer

Visit the website of any Fair Trade, eco-friendly, or otherwise sustainability-oriented business, and you can find tons of information about how making ethical purchases helps struggling people and places around the world. It's much less common,...Read More

10Sep
The Many Myths about Fair Trade

The Many Myths about Fair Trade

In spite of beginning more than four decades earlier, the Fair Trade movement has really taken off in the 21st century. Over 90% of UK consumers now recognize the Fairtrade International product label, and over 60% of Americans recognize the Fair...Read More

29Aug
Drowning in Debt: Meet Labor Exploitations Most Faithful Helper

Drowning in Debt: Meet Labor Exploitations Most Faithful Helper

Modern Slavery can take many forms: child labor, child marriage, forced prostitution. But no form of exploitation can compare with Debt Bondage (also known as Peonage or Bonded Labor). Debt Bondage has been estimated to account for over half of all...Read More

26Aug
Keeping Fair Trade Fair

Keeping Fair Trade Fair

At the heart of the Fair Trade movement is a phrase first uttered 50 years ago: trade, not aid. This saying expresses a simple but powerful idea: that consumers can best empower marginalized producers or workers in poor communities across the globe...Read More

22Aug
Untapped Potential: Large Consumer Groups in Fair Trade and Economic Development

Untapped Potential: Large Consumer Groups in Fair Trade and Economic Development

The European Union is often at the center of academic discussions on the forces of globalization, gradually burgeoning greater relationships with distant regions of the world. Economic trade, political regulations, and social cohesion are among the...Read More

21Aug
Conscious Consumerism is Legit

Conscious Consumerism is Legit

A little over a year ago, sustainable fashion and environmental activist Alden Wicker published an article with a rather bold headline: Conscious Consumerism is a Lie. In her article, Wicker lays out a multi-pronged argument explaining why conscious...Read More