So Long, Summer: Parade of the Dresses We Loved

With summer coming to a close and our favorite season fast approaching (Fall, we could not love your trendy sweaters more if we tried), we are offering you a parade of our must have summer dresses.  However, if you love these dresses as much as we do, you'll find a way to keep them fresh…

Bookends With Character: Tara Projects’s Palewa Owls

"This pair of wise sitting owls can hold your books in place or just decorate your shelf. Hand-carved and etched bookends are made from palewa, a dark, Indian soapstone used for carving." We are absolutely loving Tara Projects's Palewa Owl Bookends (available at  Ten Thousand Villages and SERRV).  The perfect gift for a reader, teacher,…

Ice Cream Never Tasted So Good!: Ben and Jerry’s Commitment to Going Fair Trade

"Ben & Jerry's announces its commitment to go fully Fair Trade across its entire global flavor portfolio.  From Americone Dream to Chocolate Fudge Brownie, all of the flavors in all of the countries where Ben & Jerry's is sold will be converted to Fair Trade Certified™ ingredients by the end of 2013." HOORAY! "Ben &…

Dress of the Day: Mata Traders’s Princess Dress

We are SO in love with Mata Traders's Princess Dress: "Vintage floral hand block printed A-line dress with red sash at natural waistline. Sweetheart neckline, cap sleeves with puffed accent. Below-the-knee length with back zipper closure." Definitely digging the feminine, retro, floral pattern: And the fit is simply divine.  Such a flattering dress! We are…

Welcome to Fair Trade Trends!

We, at Fair Trade Trends, are Curators of Cool.  We seek to share the hippest, tastiest, & most fantastic Fair Trade finds with you, our loyal reader. Why Fair Trade? Because trade isn't fair.  But it can be.  And it should be. By buying fair trade products, you are saying NO! to: Human Trafficking Enforced…