Useful Updates In The World Of Fair Trade

A few various bits and pieces of interesting fair trade news have come my way in the last couple of days thanks to Green America. Here are the businessseal-lg-greensoundbytes for your enjoyment/ enlightenment.

  • Green America (formerly Co-op America) has just released their latest Guide to Fair Trade. It’s a comprehensive resource guide for all things fair trade including interviews with leaders in the industry, a run-down of various fair trade product categories, and a fabulous directory of hundreds of fair-trade companies for just about every kind of product you think of (including, of course, Bambootique). The guide is available for free as a pdf download or you can order paper copies at a low price.
  • I wrote a few weeks ago about Cadbury’s chocolate in the UK going fair trade, but not here in the USA.  Now there’s an organized effort to thank Cadbury (owned by Hershey’s in the US) for their efforts and encourage them to pursue the same ethical model in America.  I signed Green America’s letter to Cadbury’s CEO and so can you. Go here and spend 10 seconds to show that American chocolate consumers are as socially concerned as our friends across the water.


  1. Lorie Dolo said,

    April 15, 2009 at 9:00 am

    I love those easy ways to advocate. Thanks for providing the opportunity Beth.

  2. Lea Simpson said,

    April 20, 2009 at 4:37 am

    Hi, I’m the blog editor over at We’re blogging our journey and adventures in Fairtrade every day.

    I personally have received well in excess of 5k emails from members of Green America and even blogged about it: It’s brilliant, we love the fact that so many people have taken time out of their lives to get in touch with us. Thanks so much!

    Stop by and say hello :-)

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