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Beanie-to-briefs in ethical brands for $153

Kelsey Timmerman | Posted 12.03.2016 | Style
Kelsey Timmerman

I encouraged folks to wear one thing a day they knew was produced in a way that treated people and planet fairly. I reach a lot of college students and thought that a whole outfit in such clothes would be unaffordable. That's what I thought... until today.

3 Things to Know for Fair Trade Month

Fair Trade USA | Posted 10.22.2016 | Impact
Fair Trade USA

Fair Trade Month is a time to spread the word about who and where our products come from. This means putting the spotlight on challenges like child labor in cocoa and slavery in seafood, and also celebrating the farms, factories, brands and retailers that are doing things differently.

Improving the Lives of Farm Workers in Mexico: A Shared Responsibility

Fair Trade USA | Posted 02.21.2015 | Impact
Fair Trade USA

There are still many challenges, but a lot has changed already -- just in the last 10 years child labor has become almost unheard of on many of the bigger export farms, and more groups are now complying with Mexican labor laws. But of course, more can be done.

How to Maximize Your Charitable Impact This Holiday Season

Fair Trade USA | Posted 01.18.2015 | Impact
Fair Trade USA

The holidays are upon us. As we stock up on gifts for loved ones, many of us are also thinking about donating to a cause -- whether by giving time or money.

10 Reasons Fair-Trade Coffee Doesn't Work

Bruce Wydick | Posted 01.28.2016 | Business
Bruce Wydick

I see you, smugly smiling over your morning cup of fair-trade coffee, gratified at the unimaginable impact your thoughtfully chosen beans must be bringing to poor coffee growers overseas. Well, think again.

WATCH: The Truth About Fair Trade Coffee

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

Does "fair trade" automatically mean you're getting a better cup of coffee? In a new video, Vocativ takes a closer look at what the "fair trade" label...

Who Grows Our Food: The Fair Trade Quinoa Farmers of the Altiplano

Ellen Kanner | Posted 08.24.2013 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Families have been growing quinoa here for thousands of years, and for natives including Mamani, it's been a staple of their diet. We've just discovered this ancient grain here in the new world, but are making up for lost time by snarfing it.

A More Sustainable Mother's Day

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 05.08.2013 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

Planting a vegetable garden at home is not only a fun Mother's Day activity, but is also an excellent way to make sure that Mom has fresh produce available for the rest of the summer.

Leading the Deliberate Life

Fay Johnson | Posted 03.16.2013 | Impact
Fay Johnson

Does it really matter if you recycle that plastic bottle? Does it matter where you buy your clothes or where they are made? Does taking public transit really make a difference? If you believe that our choices affect our lives and the lives of others, it does.

Meatless Monday: It's the Thought That Counts -- Human Rights Day and Terra Madre Day

Ellen Kanner | Posted 02.09.2013 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Deciding what to eat is complicated enough without considering the issues of human rights and global versus local. The fact is, though, we are a community, one big, not always happy family, and we all have to eat. When you connect the dots, it's a straight line from how we choose to live to what we choose to eat.

The Last of the Tea Pluckers

Seth Goldman | Posted 08.05.2012 | Home
Seth Goldman

What's the difference between an illiterate tea plucker and a Microsoft engineer? One generation. And Fair Trade funds.

Joe Satran

Sales Of Fair Trade Products Explode

HuffingtonPost.com | Joe Satran | Posted 03.14.2012 | Home

These days, companies that sell fair trade-certified food might be doing much better than "fair." Sales of products with Fair Trade USA's seal of app...

Valentine's Chocolate Please, Hold the Child Labor

Regina Varolli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Regina Varolli

The worst forms of child labor, even children that have been trafficked into slavery, are prevalent in the growing and harvesting of cacao in West Africa.