Happy National Chocolate Day!

To celebrate National Chocolate Day (October 28), we'd like to introduce you to some of our absolute favorite bars from Theo Chocolate - "the only Organic, Fair Trade, Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Factory in the United States." Not only are Theo's Fantasy Flavors bars unbelievably scrumptious, but their wrappers are outrageously cute: "A generous combination of hazelnut…

A Tisket, A Tasket; We Love This Ikat Jacket!

Sigh.  This bold, little Ikat Jacket from Mata Traders is so incredibly charming. So perfect paired with a little white tee and dark wash jeans. We so dig the beautiful detail of this handwoven Ikat fabric: We also love this darling jacket in Black & White and Grey: Simply adorable paired with a fun, colorful…

Sara the Tea Lady Reviews: Rishi Masala Chai

For Sara the Tea Lady, tea is more than just a warm beverage (or a cold one).  Instead, tea is intertwined with memories of playing cards with grandma; watching Masterpiece Theatre; and sitting  in the company of a good friend, a good novel, and a very good puppy.  So it comes as no surprise that…

Lovely Little Fair Trade Bowls!

We are so smitten with these pretty Eva Hand Painted Bowls (Available at Greenheart & Seven Hopes United): "These charming bowls look so pretty on display. Each one is hand painted by crafts people from Kashmir, providing employment for these skilled artisans in their own homes. Use them for snacks and nibbles or just for…

Celebrity Spotlight: Chris Martin, Antonio Banderas, Alanis Morissette, & Gael Garcia Bernal Get Dumped On!

A couple of weeks ago, we posted a Celebrity Spotlight on Colin Firth who is seriously ten pounds of dreamy in a five pound bag, not to mention an awesome Fair Trade activist.  In the post, we highlighted Mr. Darcy's Mr. Firth's work with Oxfam's Make Trade Fair -- "Ever Felt Dumped On?" ad campaign,…

We’re Not Skirting the Issue; We Love Fair Trade!

Argh...that's a pretty lame pun - even for us.  But know what's not lame?  These fabulous Fair Trade skirts! We love a skirt that makes a hip & fair fashion statement: Mata Traders's Ikat Skirt (Available in Red and Creme): Indigenous Designs's Twister Skirt in Pearl: Mata Traders's Quilt-It Skirt (Available at Greenheart and Revive):…

Fair Trade Your Pet!

    We, at Fair Trade Trends, are huge animal people.  Our Motto: Love the earth, love people, and love our furry friends.  That's why we're so stoked that now our pets can share in the awesomeness of Fair Trade. Check out these stellar, pet-friendly Fair Trade finds: Fair Trade Fido (Doggy Goods): West Paw's…