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Sprout Skincare Offers Affordable And Amazing Products

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.01.2013 | HuffPost Home

As soon as you pick up a jar of cream or a bottle of cleanser by Sprout Skincare, you’re instant friends. It’s cool. Good-looking (the warm-yet-mo...

Lives Destroyed, Dreams Crushed And Cheap Clothes

Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI | Posted 06.29.2013 | Religion
Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI

We need to find out and decide what it takes to put the unscrupulous and greedy factory owners and suppliers, businesses and their leaders, out of business and replace them with those who are committed to brining integrity to the business model and supply chain.

Would You Pay a Penny/lb of Veggies to Stop Slavery?

Summer Rayne Oakes | Posted 06.25.2013 | Impact
Summer Rayne Oakes

Sanjay Rawal, director of Food Chains discusses with us in the first episode of "SRO Conversations" why a "Penny for Pound" policy may just work to help bring an end to modern-day slavery of domestic farmworkers in America.

A 4P Future: People, Planet, Profit and Plastics

Student Reporter | Posted 06.04.2013 | Green
Student Reporter

It is politically difficult to use cassava in the production of plastic bags instead of as nourishment in the midst of a global food crisis.

How The Banana Became A Tool For Human Rights

Heritage Radio Network | Posted 04.01.2013 | Taste
Heritage Radio Network

Did you know the banana is also a tool for human rights victories and community sustainability?

Don't Take Your Cup of Coffee for Granted

Daniel Klein | Posted 04.24.2013 | Green
Daniel Klein

This summer I had the good fortune of taking a trip with a team of Equal Exchange employees to Bahuaja-Sonene Naitonal Park and the coffee growing towns that surround this protected area. Watch these videos to see what goes into each cup of coffee you drink.

Lenten Journey In The Sonoran

Stan Duncan | Posted 04.23.2013 | Religion
Stan Duncan

Traveling with an interfaith fair trade organization, we studied coffee and marketing for churches in the states. While there, I met the families of two young people. They would have been about 19 when I was there. Their parents had been growing corn and beans and coffee in that region for a hundred years. However, in 1989 that changed.

From Awareness to Action: Providing Housing & Support for Victims of Sex Trafficking

Becca Stevens | Posted 04.21.2013 | Impact
Becca Stevens

While public awareness in the US about the connection between child sexual abuse, human trafficking and prostitution has increased 100-fold in the past ten years, there are far, far less than 100 programs providing free housing and support for survivors.

Climate Change Threatens Billion Dollar Valentine Tree

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 04.15.2013 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

This year on Valentine's Day consider, for just one moment, where that scrumptious chocolate came from, and you might be surprised to know that it is ...

Zach Carter

Obama Pushes Controversial Trade Deals

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama used his State of the Union address Tuesday night to urge the United States to pass two key trade agreements, inc...

TCHO: San Francisco's Willie Wonka Chocolate Factory (VIDEO)

GloboMaestro | Posted 04.01.2013 | Food
GloboMaestro

Ghirardelli may be San Francisco's best known chocolate, but production moved away years ago. Today, TCHO is the real San Francisco chocolate -- and it's the only place in town involved in the entire chocolate making process.

Client Protection and Microfinance: Crossing a Threshold

Elisabeth Rhyne | Posted 03.26.2013 | Business
Elisabeth Rhyne

The global microfinance industry realized a significant and long-awaited goal this week with the introduction of Client Protection Certification as pr...

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.

Trade That Hurts

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 03.16.2013 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

If America can't manufacture No. 2 pencils, how long will it be before it can't manufacture ballistic missiles? Maybe that's the pitchfork manufacturing workers need to prod politicians to deal with middle class job uncertainty.

Fact vs. Fiction: The Truth About Fair Trade

Intent | Posted 02.11.2013 | Impact
Intent

Fair trade is a term we often hear thrown around when it comes to coffee, tea, produce and even diamonds. What does it mean, though, and how much difference does buying fair-trade food and products really make?

7 Fair Trade Gifts For The Do-Gooder

Posted 11.21.2012 | Impact

This year, opt for a fair trade gift as the perfect present for that perfect do-gooder in your life. Fair trade crafts, which ensure artisans acros...

Fair Trade Palm Oil From Ghana: The Difference Fair Trade Makes

David Bronner | Posted 01.14.2013 | Impact
David Bronner

By asking ourselves critical questions about where ingredients like palm oil come from and under what conditions they are produced, we transcend the pattern of passive exploitative consumption that is destroying communities and ecosytems around the world.

5 Ways To Ensure Your Halloween Chocolate Is Conflict Free

Posted 10.31.2012 | Impact

As you stock up on sweets for your local trick-or-treaters, make sure no child was put at risk to produce the chocolates you hand out. According t...

How Much Do You Know About Where Your Halloween Candy Comes From?

Kristen Howerton | Posted 12.29.2012 | Parents
Kristen Howerton

My family is breaking up with commercial chocolate, or buying fair trade. I hope you will, too.

Disruptive Women Entrepreneurs

Jeannie E. Javelosa | Posted 12.24.2012 | Impact
Jeannie E. Javelosa

In the first hour that I met my other co-finalists for the Cartier Women's Initiative Awards here in Paris, I knew this experience would be a precious life memory to look back on.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Obama And Romney Spar On China, Trade Despite Similar Plans

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With just two weeks left before the November election, President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney are trea...

After the Rain, Harvesting Olives in the Holy Land

Jacob Wheeler | Posted 12.19.2012 | Food
Jacob Wheeler

Traveling around Palestine between the middle of October until mid-November, one notices the terraces and fields filled with families gathered to pick and picnic under the shades of their olive groves.

Oppression into Opportunity: How Ethical Shopping Can Hold Up Half the Sky

Francine LeFrak | Posted 11.27.2012 | Impact
Francine LeFrak

Often times their world is not easy, having to travel full days to Nairobi to buy beads not even made in Africa, rather imported from the Czech Republic.

3 Keys to Becoming Compassionate Consumers

GAIAM TV | Posted 11.25.2012 | Business
GAIAM TV

For Perkins, "corporatocracy" refers to the recognition that governments, including our own, are controlled by corporate interests. The motto of these corporations, globally, is to maximize profits by any means necessary.

Fair Trade in Africa Moves From Food to Fashion

Yuliya Neyman | Posted 10.14.2012 | Impact
Yuliya Neyman

The idea of fair trade as a development tool is old news. But, last week's extension of the fabric provision of the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act has brought into focus a whole new way of doing it.