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(From Google on Sat, 23 May 2015 09:48:05 GMT)
Calgary HeraldMinkha Hand Knit Sweaters offer fair-trade fashion
They're Minkha Hand Knit Sweaters, a fair-trade fashion co-operative created by a group of women in Calgary and Bolivia. Calgarians can buy Minkha products May 29 and 30 at the Parkdale United Church. Sweaters for men and women start at about $225, ...
(From Google on Sat, 23 May 2015 01:08:24 GMT)Longfellow students share rewards of fair trade project
La Crosse Tribune
Longfellow Middle School sixth-graders are giving to three charities their proceeds from selling coffee, chocolate and Guatemalan textiles as part of the school's fair trade project. Members of Longfellow's Unity Pod planned to give $650 to the ...
(From Google on Sat, 23 May 2015 00:18:10 GMT)'Fair Trade' Pioneer Expanding on Sustainable, Transparent Practices
From the start, the business founded by Smith and Fred Houk implemented what were then new practices of direct and fair trade with farmers, while only selling wholesale to restaurants and specialty stores in the region. Last month, Smith and Counter ...
(From Google on Fri, 22 May 2015 13:13:33 GMT)Second PechaKucha night of assorted topics set May 30 at Fair Trade Décor
Fair Trade Décor in Del Mar will host its second PechaKucha Night (PKN) from 8-10 p.m. May 30 — an evening of brief presentations, refreshments and community-building. The lineup includes architecture, design, photography, opera, Amazon travel, urban ...
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(From Google on Thu, 21 May 2015 17:03:20 GMT)
Sourcing Journal OnlineNaturtex: The Original Fair-Trade Cotton Textile Mill
Sourcing Journal Online
Peru's Naturtex was the first organic cotton manufacturer of its kind to be certified as Fair Trade in the Americas. The Lima-based mill continues to export organic fabrics to a global clientele, while nurturing a sustainable way of life for local ...
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(From Google on Wed, 20 May 2015 18:04:21 GMT)Letter: The importance of fair trade
Fair trade is extremely important to me. Not only does it immediately help those in the community, it benefits those all over the world in developing countries. Fair-trade co-ops allow those who produce our imports to work in safe, clean environments ...
(From Google on Wed, 20 May 2015 11:44:33 GMT)
New York TimesFair Trade for the Global Garment Industry
New York Times
There has yet to be an investigation into the shootings, and the leaders of the major independent unions who backed the strikes are being sued in lawsuits sponsored by the garment industry. A widely decried trade union law that would further limit the ...
(From Google on Tue, 19 May 2015 20:08:58 GMT)
Huffington PostBuying Fair Trade? There Are Better Ways to Help the Poor
Fair Trade guarantees that the buyer of a particular product such as coffee or bananas must pay the farmer enough to cover the cost of growing their crop or the market value for their goods, whichever is higher. They also add a premium of around $0.20 ...
(From Google on Tue, 19 May 2015 00:56:35 GMT)
The GuardianDemocrats clash over TPP fair trade deal
While many liberals deride the deal as containing insufficient labour and environmental protections and promoting further offshoring of American jobs, the Obama administration has hailed it as “the most progressive trade deal in history” and considers ...
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(From Google on Sat, 02 May 2015 03:15:02 GMT)
Boston Globe (subscription)Fair trade coffee roaster wraps up $4 million stock sale
Boston Globe (subscription)
In fact, the chances that the fair-trade coffee importer Equal Exchange will ever be sold are slim to none. The promise of a big payday down the line does not exist for Jones, the chief executive of Namaste Solar in Colorado, or other investors. The ...
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