That We May Know Easter Joy: Lament for Rana Plaza

History’s deadliest garment industry disaster occurred on April 24, 2013 at Rana Plaza in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Four years later, we lament this catastrophe amid this Easter season.

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Lights. Camera. Fair Trade Movies

Rachel L. Spence

With shorter days and cooler weather, it’s a great time to curl up on the couch with your favorite fair trade tea or coffee and a movie. Our friends at Fair Trade Federation compiled the below list of short films...

Fair Trade vs. Free Trade

Rachel L. Spence

We continue to hear about “fair trade deals”for America from our president elect. He actually is not referring to fair trade the way we know and experience it. Our friends at the Fair Trade Federation explain the difference in this...

Conscious Coffee Consumption

Rebekah Kates Lemke

CRS Ethical Trade is proud to partner with the leading fair trade coffee company Equal Exchange. You can make a difference in the lives of farmers by purchasing coffee, chocolate and snacks from this worker-owned cooperative. With every purchase, Equal...

My Fair Wedding

Courtney Lare

The rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain. Wait, we don’t want rain on your wedding day! We all know the beloved musical of the Cockney flower seller Eliza Doolittle who learned how to speak like a duchess after...

Climate Change: Home Inspection

Anna Ruiz

Climate change is happening now. While the poor and vulnerable feel it’s impact the most, wealthier nations are the biggest contributors to the problem. It’s essential that we examine how our daily choices are connected to climate change. Here are...