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How to Find Chocolate That Actually Helps the Farmers and the Land

Sometimes you just have those days where the only thing that can make you feel better is some good chocolate. As one of the most popular commodity crops in the world, chocolate is a huge crop that …

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The World of Fair Trade Apparel: A Q&A With prAna’s Nicole Bassett

Clothes may make the man, but who makes the clothes? This is the question every conscious consumer asks before they make a purchase. Were the farmers that produced the cotton for my t-shirt compen…

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5 Favorite Ethical Shops Online

Like most people this holiday season, you’ll be doing a lot of shopping. While door-buster specials may be good for some items, you’ll want to shop online, and at stores that provide ethical service a…

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Help Reduce Child Labor with Fair Trade Chocolate

Ah chocolate. One of life's glorious pleasures. But did you know the chocolate bar you're eating may have been produced with child slave labor? Yes, my friends, child slave labor in cocoa productio…

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8 Ways to Make Your Coffee (or Tea) Healthier

On its own coffee is packed with health-giving antioxidants, but it's rarely the health drink it could be thanks to the ways most people customize it (think: Starbuck's GMO-laden Pumpkin Latte). The s…

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5 Ways to Love the Earth on Valentine’s Day

While I have written about my general dissatisfaction with Valentine’s Day, I do know that the reality is that most of us will do something to commemorate Valentine’s Day, even if it is buying a box o…

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Want Organic, Hypoallergenic, Fair Trade Goods? They’re Easier to Find Than You’d Think

Online purveyor of natural, eco-friendly goods Abe's  Market recently introduced a comprehensive filtering system to help consumers understand more about what they are buying. Called "Abe's Qualiti…

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Fact vs. Fiction: The Truth About Fair Trade

My local coffee shop sells Fair Trade coffee. I love their coffee, but for a long time never gave much consideration to what that really meant. I knew it was “good,” but I wasn’t sure why. Fair T…

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10 Easy Ways to Celebrate Fair Trade Month

This October is the 9th annual Fair Trade Month. Throughout the month, ethically-minded consumers, retailers and brands will unite to celebrate and promote Fair Trade. A variety of education events,…

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Fair Trade Chocolate: A Myth?

As February begins, red hearts and sappy cards crowd the shelves. But the question on my mind, as well as on the minds of many other conscious consumers is not which glittery red gift to purchase, but…

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