"fair trade" tag

Oi Mei – Artisan-made Pillows for Peace

Sometimes inspiration strikes at the most unexpected moments. For Aimi Duong it happened while in Business School and spending a year abroad. She had visited rural villages in Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia…

Good News: Week 21

Finally, a revamp of the food pyramid is set to launch. A Fair Trade foodie mecca in Santa Monica Mall. In former Soviet Georgia, two families are turning hospitality into agritourism. An unlikely…

Why You Should Care About Labels – Fair Trade Explained

You’ve all probably heard the term or seen the labels, but what, exactly, is Fair Trade (or Fairtrade, as both spellings are used)? In 2001, the four members — Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International…

Future:Standard – Ethical Fashion for the Stylishly Conscious

I long for the day when something does not need to be labeled “green,” “sustainable” or “fair trade”—because everything is made with the utmost concern for the environment and everyone around us. Online…

Make Bracelets, Not War

I love bracelets and tend to pile them on without abandon. Two of my current favorites aren’t just pretty to look at, they also carry a powerful message. The Peace Cord bracelet is…

Goodlifer: Cacao Puro: Kaka'wa Cocoa Beans

Cocoa Puro: Kaka’wa Cocoa Beans

What’s your favorite kind of chocolate? Milk? Dark? White? What if I found you a confection where you could experience all three kinds, plus other chocolate tastes? Everyone knows that cocoa beans are…

Goodlifer: Be A Biographer

Be A Biographer: Crowdsourced Design Giving Hope to Sex Trade Survivors

Initiated by human-rights organization The Blind Project, Be A Biographer calls on people with design skills to help tell the stories of the survivors of the multi-billion dollar commercial sex trade, an industry…

Goodlifer: Vaute Couture: Vegan Winterwear

Vaute Couture: Vegan Winterwear

Possibly the hardest item of clothing for devoted vegans to find is outerwear. We rarely think about the fact the most winter coats contain some form of animal product, be it leather, fur,…

Goodlifer: NYFW: Ekovaruhuset / House of Organic

NYFW: Ekovaruhuset / House of Organic

On the final day of The GreenShows during New York Fashion Week, Ekovaruhuset / House of Organic showed their new collections. It is technically Fall/Winter, but the House of Organic does not really…

Goodlifer: Food for Thought

Food for Thought

I understand that many people don’t want to consume sugar these days, even if it’s organic and/or unrefined. If you’re looking for an alternative to sugar in fruit preserves, well, there are plenty…

Goodlifer: B.T. Baking - Because Brownies are Better Together

B.T. Baking – Because Brownies are Better Together

Good brownies are a joy, whether you’re giving them as a gift or devouring them yourself. But all too often, commercially-made brownies are too sweet, too salty, lacking in good chocolate flavor, and…

Goodlifer: Heartfelt - A Timeless Commitment to Quality and Craftsmanship

Heartfelt – A Timeless Commitment to Quality and Craftsmanship

Jill Harrop is on a quest to revise the way we consume and to adjust our perception of how to dress consciously. Her Heartfelt line of relaxed separates is designed for effortless living…

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