Fair Trade Trends Supports Occupy Wall Street!

If you're one of our regular (and valued) readers, you know that while we're deeply rooted in ideals of peace and social justice, we're primarily trendsetters. We share the Fair Trade finds we love, so you can look hip and eat/drink scrumptious goodies while doing good for the workers of the world and for the…

ATTENTION ALL TEACHERS: Global Exchange’s Fourth Annual “National Valentine’s Day of Action”

From Global Exchange: "What is the National Valentine's Day of Action? We are inviting educators to teach Global Exchange's Fair Trade cocoa curriculum.  Educators of any kind are eligible, from standard classrooms to after-school and faith-based programs. What You Can Do: Take action by contacting at least five teachers today!!!" For a FREE cocoa curriculum…

Dress of the Day: Ethos Paris’s Sharav Dress

At the Ohio FAIR TRADE Expo last weekend, we had the amazing pleasure of shopping at the Fair Trade Marketplace: "In addition to great workshops and panels, the Ohio FAIR TRADE Expo includes a Fair Trade Marketplace featuring fair trade vendors from across Ohio and the region. [The Marketplace hosts] vendors with clothing, household items,…

Fair Trade Films: Child Slavery in the Cocoa Industry

Yesterday, we had the amazing honor of being featured on WordPress's "Freshly Pressed" ("The best of 362,560 bloggers, 897,850 new posts, 368,766 comments, & 128,970,065 words today on WordPress.com"): Thank you so much for reading our post on how to "Fair Trade Your Halloween!" We loved all of your fabulous comments. In case you'd like…

Fair Trade Your Halloween!

In yesterday's post, we encouraged you to consider Reverse Trick-or-Treating this year to raise awareness about child slavery in the cocoa industry. [UPDATE: To learn more about the important (but hidden) horror of child slavery and abuses in the chocolate industry, check out Fair Trade Films: Child Slavery in the Cocoa Industry.] However, if you're…

Reverse Trick-or-Treating: Order Your Supplies Today!

  Fair Trade Trends hopes you'll consider Reverse Trick-or-Treating this year to raise awareness about child slavery in the cocoa industry.  We've joined in this campaign for the past three years and are always amazed that giving back can feel so good. A description of RTT from Equal Exchange, which partners with Global Exchange to…

Happy Fair Trade Month!

Our Top 3 Reasons to LOVE October: 1) If you live in a temperate deciduous forest biome, mega-awesome fall foliage!  Score! 2) Halloween gives you an excuse to gorge yourself on lollipops and chocolate bars! 3) It's FAIR TRADE MONTH! Keep reading Fair Trade Trends this October for awesome tips on how to celebrate this…