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Blooh’s Ethical Brass Hoops are 2-in-1 Perfection

Blooh’s Ethical Brass Hoops There are very few new “ethical” companies I get excited about these days. It’s not because I’ve lost hope in the fair trade movement. It’s because so many brands are slapping ethics and sustainability claims onto their marketing materials without living up to them. So when I was offered Blooh’s Ethical …

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Launching a Fair Trade Business: Challenge and Promise

Welcome to Fair Trade Month. This post on launching a fair trade business was written by Sangya Giwali, founder of new ethical, artisan-made jewelry company, Blooh, which operates according to fair trade principles. Launching a Fair Trade Business In a world swimming in wasteful and exploitative practices, the promise of businesses operating on fair-trade principles …

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Fair Trade Brands That Support High Risk Artisans

Fair Trade Brands That Support Artisans in India, Palestine, & More Sometimes it feels like fair trade is dead. I don’t mean that literally, as you’ll see from the recommendations in this post. But from a trend and keyword perspective, people are now much more likely to look for the term, sustainable, rather than ethical …

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The Ethics of Coffee: A Complicated Story

THE ETHICS OF COFFEE This post on the ethics of coffee was written by Aileen Bowe, a writer and correspondent for the Immigration Advice Service, an organisation of immigration solicitors that provides legal aid to forcibly displaced persons. The Journey of Coffee As modern consumers, we know how difficult it has become to buy or …

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Why Fair Trade Makes a Difference, Despite Its Problems

Over the last couple of years, it seems that search terms for “ethical” and “fair trade” have all but been replaced by the word, “sustainable.” Don’t get me wrong. Sustainability is super important and, for many, the term itself implies safety and good wages for workers in the supply chain. But I also think that …

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Where to Buy Fair Trade Ornaments + My Favorites

This post contains affiliate links Where to Buy Fair Trade Ornaments & Christmas Decor For many of us, the pandemic necessitates major adjustments to our Holiday plans. While Daniel and I will be able to see some family after extensive planning and quarantining (and plans for outdoor meeting), others will not be able to see …

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Sustainable Holiday Gift Guide: 50+ Fair Trade, Eco-Friendly, & Ethical Presents

Sustainable & Ethical Holiday Gift Guide Welcome to my Sustainable Holiday Gift Guide! This year, I am excited to feature a number of longtime favorite brands, as well as newly launched or discovered companies that make beautiful products with people and planet in mind. My Criteria Each item in this guide is vetted based on …

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Fair Trade Fashion at Walmart? Free Assembly Review + Discussion

Fair Trade Fashion at Walmart? When Whitney Bauck at Fashionista published an article on Walmart’s new fair trade and sustainable-ish line, Free Assembly, I’m pretty sure I made a shocked-emoji face 😲 From Fashionista: Though Walmart positioned Free Assembly as its fashion-forward “timeless essentials” offering in press releases, this focus on sustainable materials — though …

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