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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Peppermint Patty in a Cup

Peppermint Patty in a Cup

Froze-y Cozy Days Are Here!Here's our favorite #FairTrade cocoa recipe, Peppermint Patty in a Cup, from our friends at Equal Exchange ...   INGREDIENTS:4 c. water5 bags Equal Exchange Organic Peppermint Tea1 c. Equal Exchange Organic Hot Cocoa1/2 c. half and half DIRECTIONS:Bring water to a near boil. Steep the...

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Holiday Favorites from Global Gifts Staff and Volunteers

Holiday Favorites from Global Gifts Staff and Volunteers

    As the song goes, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year….” Here are the Fair Trade and handmade goods that some of the Global Gifts team are decorating their homes with this holiday season or what they’re hoping to find under the Christmas tree! Get festive with...

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Divine: Challenging the Traditional Chocolate Business Model (and Winning)

Divine: Challenging the Traditional Chocolate Business Model (and Winning)

Happy World Chocolate Day! Inc. Magazine recently shared the story of our fair trade partner, Divine Chocolate's, sweet success -- building a $16.2 million dollar business that makes cocoa farmers the biggest shareholders. July 7, is World Chocolate Day, marking the 466th anniversary of when chocolate was introduced to Europe....

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