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Earth911 Podcast, Nov. 8, 2018: Fair Trade Gold and Ethical Jewelry’s Deepest Questions

Marc Choyt, the founder of Reflective Jewelry, talks with Earth911 …

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Fair Trade Fashion. Looking Good and Feeling Good

Be sure to subscribe to Earth911TV on YouTube and give us a thumbs up! Cali shows you beautiful options for accenting your wardrobe with natural, fair trade accessories. Show Notes Agate Woven Bracelet ($28) All Fair Earth Jewelry Passion Lilly…

Former Barista Tells Starbucks: Brew More Fair Trade Coffee

Image: marcopako via flickr

Sam Greenblatt liked working for Starbucks—he thought the company treated its employees well. But when he learned that Starbucks offers 100-percent fair trade-certified coffee and espresso at its stores in Europe, he …

Ethical Rugs by GAN Make Any Space Cosy (Photo)

Today FEED, the international blogger meeting at the Valencia Design Week, took us on a pleasant visit to GAN, Gandia Blascos’ rug showroom. Laura Mora explained us how all their rugs are hand-made under fair-trade conditions in India with 100% natur…

In Chicago, An Interactive Art Exhibit Deconstructs Blue Jeans In More Ways Than One (Photos)

Garment Work, 2010. Anne Elizabeth Moore. Photo: MCA Chicago

In Garment Work, an interactive exhibit on view now at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA), artist Anne Elizabeth Moore uses the tradition of storytelling to deconstruct what you k…

Exclusive: Moksa Releases New Organic Soaps to Benefit IFAW’s African Elephant Campaign

Moksa Organics “Kilimanjaro” line to benefit IFAW. All photos: Moksa Organics

Keeping in line with their commitment to benefiting environmental non-profits with each of their handmade personal care products–past collaborations have included Rainfore…

Paper, Plastic, or… Kudzu? The Bag Debate Just Got More Interesting

Image credit: Nature Bag

When I wrote about a study suggesting plastic bags might be the greenest option after all, many commenters objected. Pablo’s follow up post on the merits and drawbacks of paper versus plastic versus reusable bags provided som…

Celebrate World Fair Trade Day Tomorrow, May 14

Image: Courtesy of WorldofGood.com

World of Good, the socially responsible marketplace that was acquired by eBay in 2010, recently took a trip down to Guatemala to visit some of its artisan suppliers and to get a better sense of the social and politi…

Afia Turns Vibrant Ghanian Textiles Into On-Trend Ethical Fashion (Photos)

Afia founder Meghan Sebold. Photo: Emma Grady

Inspired by traditional Ghanian dress and the vibrant handcrafted textiles of western Africa, Afia designer Meghan Sebold premiers an on-trend capsule collection for Spring/Summer 2011.

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Mother’s Day: An Opportunity to Support Women Around the World

Image: Courtesy of Les Stone / Women for Women International

I’m not an advocate of Hallmark holiday-driven consumerism, but if you’re going to be doing some Mother’s Day shopping, the dollars might as well go to a worthy place, right?

Enter World …