MANKATO FAIR TRADE BLOG

FAIRTRADE AMERICA LAUNCHES “IT’S ONLY FAIR” CAMPAIGN

Launched on World Chocolate Day, the new campaign aims to creatively ignite conversation about how little cocoa farmers earn for their crops while they also face burdensome inflation, impacts of COVID-19 and supply chain challenges WASHINGTON, July 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Timed with July 7 World Chocolate Day, Fairtrade America, the world's most recognized label for social justice and sustainability, has launched a national campaign to generate broader awareness of the unjust price that farmers receive to produce the goods that we rely on everyday, including cocoa. The "It's Only Fair," campaign features three videos connecting shoppers in the U.S. Read More

2022-07-09T21:44:19+00:00July 9, 2022|Fair Trade|

Fast Fashion Industry Dumping Sites in Chile

Months ago we asked the progressive Chilean President Gabriel Boric to regulate the fast fashion industry to end dumping sites in Chile. Last July 11th,  our Chilean partners, the enviromental group Desierto Vestido warned about a big fire burning all the trash. You can see the alarming photos and videos showing the bad air quality here. The huge dumping site has now disappeared! But Desierto Vestido has reported they have already seen new clothes being abandoned by importers. Now more than ever we must increase the pressure to make sure there are no more dumping sites! Thanks to our campaign, Read More

2022-07-09T21:37:09+00:00July 9, 2022|Clothing|

Fair Trade in Waconia, MN

Divas Fair Trade, owned by Guisela Pinto and Juan Llerena is an online and pop-up fair trade business based out of Waconia, MN. The Peruvian couple came to Minnesota about 20 years ago with dreams of making a home here, a family and careers, For doing so, they also have been helping build the dreams of others through their fair-trade business. Connections to their home country of Peru enabled the local couple to share the beauty from that part of the world and make connections to local artisans and farmers. Having the opportunity to travel and visit many places, Read More

2022-07-09T21:13:56+00:00July 9, 2022|Uncategorized|

Fashion Revolution 2022

Fashion Revolution Week is our annual campaign of the largest fashion activism movement for seven days of action. This year, from Monday 18th-Sunday 24th April 2022, we will collectively reimagine a just and equitable fashion system for people and the planet. The clothing supply chain is a complex system. These issues can seem overwhelming, leaving us with a feeling of helplessness. However, brands respond to consumer demands. If enough of us demand ch