Boll & Branch makes linens and sheets from organic cotton produced by Indian farmers who are paid a fair wage for their work. From their website, we learn that: Boll & Branch was founded in 2014 to offer consumers industry-leading
ASK for ESTIMA, Fair Trade Certified Coffee at Starbucks! While Starbucks has marketing that implies fair trade, and states their coffee is “ethically sourced” very few of their blends are actually certified by an independent third party (only about 3%!).
The Philadelphia City Council officially signed and passed the resolution on February 26th, 2015 recognizing and Commending Fair Trade Philadelphia for its Commitment to Economic Equality for Workers and Sustainable Production Practices for the Environment. Read the entire resolution here.
Here’s Shawn Nesbit, owner of the Good Karma Cafe, which has 3 awesome locations in Philadelphia telling us about his recent trip to Chiapas, Mexico with Equal exchange.
There are two events coming up March and April at Ten Thousand Villages stores where you will have the opportunity to raise money for charities as you shop: Visit the CRS event page to get more details and store locations. Learn more
Check out Yoko talking to KYW Radio about Fair Trade at Holiday Fair of 2013: We had a great Fairtrade fair for Philadelphia yesterday at Friend Center. KYW radio came and interviewed Yoko about Fair Trade : http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2013/12/18/fair-trade-holiday-gift-fair-held-in-center-city-philadelphia/Fair Trade Holiday