All About Fair Trade

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    The KonMari Method + Fair Trade

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    Marie Kondo wants you to think about what’s important to you when choosing what you keep. Buying fair trade apparel from the start will help keep your wardrobe manageable and spark joy in you and the artisans that made them!

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    Join Us for Dressember

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    Did you ever think that something as simple as wearing a dress could make an impact? This year, the Fair Trade Winds team wants to invite you-our followers, customers, family, and friends, to join us in our Dressember campaign!

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    Raise the bar: What’s in your chocolate?

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    How does your favorite chocolate stack up? Check out our comparison of major chocolate brands to see who coms out on top. (Hint: fair trade brands all make the grade!)

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    A New Fair Trade Charter

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    Tuesday, September 25th, marks the 3rd anniversary of the Sustainable Development Goals, set forth by the U.N. Tackling inequality is key to reaching all 17 goals. The Fair Trade movement is uniquely poised as a proven method of business that promotes people and the planet over profits. We’ve signed on to a new Fair Trade charter that offers inspiration and a guide to anyone who wishes to see a better, fairer world.

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    5 Ways to Take Care of Your Clothes

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    It’s time to change the way we care for our clothes. If we’re going to love our clothes, and the people who made them, we’re going to have to take better care of them!

    Here are 5 tips to help you take better care of the clothes you love!

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    Why Real Vanilla Should Be A Luxury

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    According to a recent BBC article, less than 1% of the world’s vanilla flavor comes from real beans. Learn more about how the rising market price of vanilla affects farmers and why buying fair trade vanilla matters more than ever.

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    Fair Trade Beauty Products Choose People Over Profits

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    When it comes to the cosmetics industry, fair trade beauty products are head and shoulders above the rest. Fair trade beauty companies like Alaffia put people and their wellness at the top of their priorities.

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    Dressember Part 2: Reflections

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    January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month and we want to let you, our amazing fair trade community, know that while our efforts to combat human trafficking continue all year long, this is a specific time to focus on learning more about what we can do to stop it.

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    Dressember

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    It’s Bigger Than a Dress Can a dress change the world? According to Blythe Hill and her group of Dressember…

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    5 Tips for Explaining Fair Trade to Someone Who Has No Clue

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    Do you ever find yourself looking for the right words to describe fair trade to a friend or acquaintance? To help you explain fair trade at its simplest we’ve come up with 5 brief points.

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