As I write this I have a double batch of brownies baking in the oven. Nothing, after all, is better than a batch of fresh baked brownies…nothing, perhaps, except said brownies couched under a hefty scoop of vanilla ice cream and double whipped cream. Unfortunately, the key ingredient in brownies – chocolate -has a distinctly unsustainable source flying strongly in [...]
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By: Julie Fahnestock Note from the author: I hope you’ve enjoyed this series thus far. Many thanks to those of you who have posted very engaging comments and questions. It’s so great to see the energy around this movement. I love being part of it and it seems that millions of others do too. And, I think the debate and disagreement [...]
Please note: This posting critiques the fair trade industry at the close of 2011. As of January 2012, Fair Trade USA revised their standards and the current standards will be discussed in a future posting.) Part 4 of a multi-series blog. Read Part 1-3 here Fair Trade International and Fair Trade USA have both had a positive impact on the [...]
By: Julie Fahnestock Part 2 of a multi-series post The majority of consumers who consider themselves “ethical shoppers” are most likely to be familiar with the term, “fair trade.” An ethical consumer is also likely to know about the history of exploitation of small farmers behind the coffee, bananas, sugar and tea industries. The average, ethical consumer, however, is unlikely [...]
Interview by Marie Elvshammar Mark Geltch from Australia is a passionate artist who uses his artwork and clothing label to bring a positive and creative influence to “Support the Youth Uprise” in their lifestyle and subcultures. What was the need you saw amongst the skating and surfing culture that made you start SACRIFICE Industries? To impact the [...]