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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Fair Trade Just Got A Little Sweeter

Fair Trade Just Got A Little Sweeter

Author: Alice Martin, Global Gifts Short North Community Engagement Intern  The first ever Fair Trade chocolate bar made its way to the UK in 1998. Since then Kuapa Kokoo, a Fair Trade farmer cooperative, has been selling their own cocoa with the help of their 65,000 members. Divine Chocolate Company makes...

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A Wine Day Toast to Fair Trade!

A Wine Day Toast to Fair Trade!

Cozy picnics for two, barbeques with friends, college graduation parties, weddings, or just because...   All of your spring and summer get-togethers are even sweeter when the event is complemented by a fine wine. When you choose Fair Trade wine and wine accessories, you'll wow guests AND help support an improved...

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Coffee Farmer Spotlight: Just Haiti

Coffee Farmer Spotlight: Just Haiti

Author: Emily Heller, Retail Management Intern, Bloomington Coffee is a staple in everyday morning routines, whether it’s drinking a cup early in the A.M., on your commute work, or as a late afternoon pick-me-up, coffee is what keeps so many people in the U.S. going through a long day. With all of...

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Vanessa Visits Mitra-Bali Fair Trade in Indonesia!

Vanessa Visits Mitra-Bali Fair Trade in Indonesia!

Two years ago, Vanessa, a Global Gifts volunteer, left the U.S. to work in the Peace Corps in Botswana. Now that her work is coming to a close, she wanted to travel to a few more places, first stopping in Indonesia! The above picture is her with Agung Alit, director and founder...

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