Browsing the "fair trade" Tag

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Fair Trade 3D Printing Filament Is Made from Waste Plastic

In a forward-thinking move by a social enterprise in India, a waste picker cooperative is engaged to collect and recycle waste plastic, which then gets converted into an “ethically produced fair trade” 3D printing filament. Protoprint, based in Pune, India, aims to empower urban waste pickers with its 3D printing operation, which essentially provides them […]

June 19th

Patagonia to Offer Fair Trade Certified Clothing

Patagonia has been leading the way in responsible business practices, from encouraging their customers to buy less to increasing the transparency of their supply chain, and now they’re taking it a step further by also directly supporting fair trade in their clothing lines. Beginning in the fall of 2014, Patagonia will be offering Fair Trade […]

November 7th

Have Greener Safe Sex with Toxin-free Fair Trade Condoms

A new contender for a greener, more sustainable sex life is coming, and it promises to be everything a condom should be, without any of the negative effects it shouldn’t have. Unintended pregnancies add to our already overpopulated world, and unsafe sex can lead to serious health issues from STDs, so being safe while having […]

October 24th

Re-wrap Helps Revive Art & Sustainable Communities in Rural India

Can a company create upcycled textiles products, revive a community and preserve age-old design skills? A business with a vision surely can. re-wrap is one such self-funded UK based social enterprise established in 2002.

Their mantra is simple enough but one with tremendous impact!
Re-cycle and create re-usable textile products.
Re-claim traditional skills as contemporary design.
Re-invent the lives of artisans in India with hope and purpose.

One word- Powerful!

September 7th

Sweetening the Palate with (Nearly) Guiltless Gourmet Chocolate

Courtesy of the Global Cocoa Project and Hub SoMa, I sampled about 20 different “eco chocolates” right before the Valentine’s Day weekend. Another key supporter of the event, Sweet Earth Chocolates, brought its cherry chipotle-truffle red foil-wrapped dark chocolate hearts to sample, as part of its ongoing Project Hope and Fairness (read more here) Tom Neuhaus is an […]

March 4th

ECOpreneur Profile: World of Good Sells Shopping with a Conscience

“Empower people in the US to realize that they have power to influence the global economy through their purchasing choices.” That isn’t some pie-in-the-sky wistful, unrealistic dream. That inspiring vision forms the Earth Mission, that driving force behind World of Good as they aim to transform how we shop by connecting us directly that individual […]

June 3rd

The Ethical Consumer And The Blue Light Special

The Wall Street Journal published some interesting research on consumer purchasing behavior as regards ethically produced products. The study conducted by a doctoral student at Western Ontario University, studied the price consumers were willing to pay under various circumstances. The researchers studied coffee and asked consumers to determine how much they would pay for ethically […]

May 14th