Socks that Make a Difference: One Step at a Time

Some socks put an outfit together. These socks make the lives of migrants and refugees around the world better.

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A Light in the Darkness of Human Trafficking

CRS

In the world of conscientious shopping there are often three issues that rise to the top when considering a purchase: fair payment, safe working conditions and no child labor. While there is much to unpack behind each of these issues,...


Blessed Are The Mothers

“Beatitudes for Mothers,” author unknown   Blessed are the Mothers who love God, for their children shall not be ignorant of their Creator and His plans concerning them.   Blessed are the Mothers who love the word of God, for...


The Transformative Power of Fair Trade Gold

Marc Choyt

Under the green Kenyan savanna, three men were digging for gold. They were twenty feet under the ground in a six by six hole supported by stacked logs. I leaned over the opening, trying to catch a glimpse of the...


Standing with Refugees: A Fair Trade Tradition

Simone Blanchard and Erin Mackey

Images flood newspapers and magazines of men, women and children fleeing war, poverty and persecution. People gather to listen and watch the latest updates from the media and a sense of change is palpable among the American people. The year...