How Becoming a Fair Trade Advocate Led Me Back to Faith

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Responding to Climate Change in Ghana

Anna Ruiz

For many farming communities across the globe, life is precarious at best. Climate change has brought increasing temperatures, declining and variable rainfall totals, rising sea levels and more extreme weather patterns.The Awaradoni village in the Upper East Region of Ghana...


The Saint That Never Drank Coffee

Colleen Hutchison

Coffee seems to be the life blood of a lot of people these days. Hot or cold, pumpkin-spiced or straight black, we can’t get enough of the energizing beverage. So what does a saint from the 12th century have to...


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...


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...


Fair Trade vs. Free Trade

Rachel L. Spence

Our friends at the Fair Trade Federation explain the difference between fair trad and free trade, which includes an informative chart. During the election season “free trade” and “fair trade” have become topics of interest and debate, both on the...


Fair Trade: Hearing the Unheard Worker

Shamini Dhana

It doesn’t take much digging to uncover the horrors of the garment industry. Working conditions in this sector in developing countries often are unhealthy and unsafe, even life-threatening. One only has to remember the tragic Rana Plaza building collapse in...