Upcycled T's Find New Life While Providing Income to Fair Trade Artisans in Africa

Upcycled T's Find New Life While Providing Income to Fair Trade Artisans in Africa

Charitable stores like Goodwill resell gently used clothing at low prices for Americans looking for a bargain. However, when that same clothing is shipped to countries across Africa by the ton and sold in open air markets for highly competitive prices, communities suffer. Local designers, businesses and textile factories cannot compete with the imported fabrics and are shut down resulting in major...

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Roots of Fair Trade: From Max Havelaar to Nairobi City

Roots of Fair Trade: From Max Havelaar to Nairobi City

[Author: Alice Martin, Community Engagement Intern] Did you know that fair trade products are sold in other countries besides the United States? To my surprise, researching the origin of fair trade was not as easy as I thought, because fair trade is happening all around us. Fair trade practices date...

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10 Dorm Room Must Haves For Students

10 Dorm Room Must Haves For Students

We all need to personalize our dorm rooms and make them a comfortable space to live in, so why not do this while helping the environment, creating opportunity, and supporting artisans? With fair trade, you can! We have compiled a list of 10 dorm room essentials you can purchase from...

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Backpacks That Give Back. Going Back to School Never Felt So Good!

Backpacks That Give Back. Going Back to School Never Felt So Good!

Make A Difference With Animal Backpacks From Kenya As school has already started for some students or is quickly approaching for others, many are scrambling to find and purchase everything on their supply list. This year instead of spending your hard earned money at the nearest mega chain store, shop...

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Fair Trade Glass Jewelry from Ghana: A Journey from Bottle to Bracelet

Fair Trade Glass Jewelry from Ghana: A Journey from Bottle to Bracelet

What happens to the glass bottle after you’ve enjoyed your favorite beverage? If you’re like many people, you rinse the empty bottle, place it in a recycling can, and forget about it. The Krobo people of Ghana have made an art of crafting old glass bottles into beads used for...

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