Clothing Yourself Consciously

I'm so excited to share this new post with you all! For the last few posts on the ins-and-outs of the Fair Trade world, we have explored it through the lens of food. Appropriate, considering the massive role food has within each unique culture. It keeps us going physically, and it ties us to who... Continue Reading →

Run Run Run… and, Refuel.

Think about the brief interactions you have with people on a daily basis. Passing someone on your way into work. Looking up from your desk as a colleague walks by. Greeting a customer. "Hi, how are you?" almost rolls off the tongue, doesn't it? As an undergraduate student in the final stretch of my university... Continue Reading →

Child Labor, Chocolate, and Coffee: Part 2

One of These Things is Not Like the Other   In my previous installment of "Child Labor, Chocolate, and Coffee", we learned about how children get involved in the child labor industry and the dangers of harvesting and manufacturing chocolate. In this blog, we'll explore the coffee industry and the dangerous, and often, brutal work... Continue Reading →

Promoting Peace by Supporting Fair Trade

     Walking into Olive Branch Counseling Associates for the first time, my eyes were automatically drawn to a handful of brightly-colored textile weavings adorning the soft blue walls. Curiosity piqued, I followed my supervisor, and a trail of the technicolored hangings, through the door and down the hallway. I stepped into her office, and I... Continue Reading →

Give Fair Trade A Chance

            During the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, many people are doing their shopping at all the usual places without even thinking twice about where it is coming from. Most of our goods that are purchased in big box stores are imported from third world countries and made... Continue Reading →

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