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Style with a Conscience: "Orange Your Heart!" with SeeMe and Caterina Occhio

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 12.12.2016 | Style
E. Nina Rothe

We may have marched on November 25th in support of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and we can find agreement to #...

Some Trade Deals on Hold after Trump's Election, but Danger Lurks in the Lesser-Known Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA)

Deborah James | Posted 11.28.2016 | Home
Deborah James

Fair Traders who are celebrating the defeat of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) may see their hard work undone if the talks towards the proposed Tr...

Why The Debate On Trade Should Worry Development Communities

J. J. Mitchell | Posted 10.27.2016 | Home
J. J. Mitchell

Trade has assumed a remarkably prominent position in the US presidential election. In past elections, few topics seemed to dull public attention like tariffs and trade barriers, which meant that politicians typically focused on divisive social issues like abortion and gun control.

7 Ethical, Affordable Chocolates to Hand Out on Halloween

Megan Giller | Posted 10.21.2016 | Taste
Megan Giller

Askinosie itty Bars to the rescue! This story originally appeared on my site Chocolate Noise. Subscribe to my newsletter to get choco-riffic stories ...

Secret Garden: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 10.11.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Flowers shower many of our life events. Little may we know that the same flowers we toss down aisles or deliver to our loved ones are grown in secret ...

Why Stop The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)?

Dana Geffner | Posted 08.24.2016 | Politics
Dana Geffner

At the Democratic National Convention signs read No TPP, a concert is traveling the U.S. called Rock Against the TPP, and even Donald Trump wants to stop the TPP.

3 Ways to Avoid Fairwashing

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.02.2016 | Green
Maria Rodale

Workers process organic coconuts at Fair Trade coconut oil facility Serendipol in Sri Lanka. Photo Courtesy of Dr. Bronner's. by guest blogger Lisa B...

Why That Bar of Chocolate Is Worth $10

Megan Giller | Posted 07.28.2016 | Taste
Megan Giller

This story originally appeared on my site Chocolate Noise. Subscribe to my newsletter to get choco-riffic stories delivered straight to your inbox! ...

Trump's Acceptance Speech Promises Repudiation Of Free Trade

Ian Fletcher | Posted 07.22.2016 | Politics
Ian Fletcher

Remaining in the political character he has had for at least five years, Donald Trump's acceptance speech to the Republican National Convention reiterated his determination to walk away from America's current policy of free trade.

Becoming Idealists: Finding Meaning In The Workplace

Scott Leonard | Posted 06.13.2016 | Business
Scott Leonard

Traveling to Peru is likely to shake you up and inspire you. It's a place of rich culture. Layers of ancient civilizations and history live embedded i...

My Message to the DNC's Platform Drafting Committee

Chris Shelton | Posted 06.09.2016 | Politics
Chris Shelton

The goal for all working families remains a secure, sustainable job and a real improvement in our standard of living. Here's how we get there.

TPP, a Global Stimulus for Local Communities

Kanu Iheukumere | Posted 05.13.2016 | Home
Kanu Iheukumere

America, particularly its middle class and poor, has felt the decimating influence of macroeconomic forces that extend far beyond our local communitie...

How one company is redefining the future of an ancient Indian craft

JUST | Posted 05.12.2016 | Style

In the villages outside of Jaipur, India, the centuries old craft of hand block printing is making a comeback.

Colombia Fears U.S. May Reject Peace Plan To Protect Pharma Profits

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 05.17.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Colombian Embassy is concerned that lowering the price of a major cancer drug may jeopardize American funding for peace talks in the...

Failure of Korean Trade Deal Voids TPP

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.09.2016 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Just like NAFTA, just like China's entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO), free traders swore that the Korean deal would shower jobs and economic prosperity down on America. It didn't happen. Actually, the exact opposite did.

Save the World by Shopping: Celebrate Earth Day in Style

Antoine Didienne | Posted 04.20.2016 | Green
Antoine Didienne

Earth Day is April 22 and many people will go out to plant a tree, pick up litter, or simply remember to turn off lights when they're not in use. I en...

I Am Free

Diana Mao | Posted 04.20.2016 | Impact
Diana Mao

Based on popular demand, I am launching a weekly blog "I Am Free," highlighting one product every Friday. I will share a product I HEART from the human rights lens and describe the WHY behind the product.

Trading Fast Fashion for Fair Fashion! A Fashion Revolution!

Dana Geffner | Posted 04.19.2016 | Business
Dana Geffner

I love clothing. Choosing what to wear is my creative outlet. But I also have dedicated my life to fighting injustices, working on building a more jus...

Ethical Fashion on Rise in Wake of Disaster

Fair Trade USA | Posted 04.18.2016 | Impact
Fair Trade USA

What if your shirt, your pants, or even your underwear were made in factories that provided workers like Reshma with genuine opportunities?

American Workers Crushed Under China's Deliberate Overproduction

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 04.25.2016 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

China makes way, way too much steel. In 2015, it produced nearly 500 million tons more than it needed. Production of that steel was subsidized by the Chinese government in ways that violate international trade rules, so the price was artificially low. And China suppresses the value of its currency, further falsely reducing the cost of the steel.

Will Hillary Repudiate Bill on the China Trade?

Peter Navarro | Posted 04.10.2016 | Politics
Peter Navarro

A rock and a hard place. Scylla and Charybdis. Sanders and Trump. These are just some of the metaphors and men Hillary Clinton finds herself caught between on the trade issue.

Bernie Sanders Says He Would Renegotiate NAFTA, Not Violate it

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 04.08.2016 | Politics

If elected president, Bernie Sanders would not simply ignore the trade deals he has called "disastrous," but would instead renegotiate them with partn...

This Is A Really Dumb Way To Fix Poverty

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 04.08.2016 | Politics

Poverty is what happens when people do not have enough money to live decently. It's a difficult problem to solve if there aren't any other people who ...

When Art Experiments Go Big

Roddy Schrock | Posted 04.03.2016 | Arts
Roddy Schrock

A few weeks back, my partner Joon and I were on a day trip upstate. Rihanna's song Work came on our "mixtape". Amidst all of the jagged edges of clipped beats and nonsensical sprechstimme, I again had the sense of this being a truly unusual song.

7 Passover Chocolate Recipes: One a Day

Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz | Posted 04.01.2016 | Taste
Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz

Toss those boxes of processed Passover desserts into the garbage. Instead enjoy these easy, more sustainable chocolate recipes, one for each day of the festival (according to the biblical count).