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Update on Ben & Jerry’s

ice-cream-fair-trade-cocoa-600-93572A while back, we did a post on Fair-trade ingredients used within Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream and Frozen Yogurt. We are pleased to post, they have increased their use of Fair-trade ingredients within many new and old flavors. They have over 50 flavors that contain mostly Fair Trade ingredients. They use Fair-trade cocoa, vanilla, coffee, bananas, and sugar. “Ben & Jerry’s is committed to sourcing Fair-trade certified ingredients for all of our products. Throughout 2013 we are transitioning all of our products globally to use Fair-trade ingredients.”

Coffee: Using Fair-trade coffee and helping to improve the lives of the farmers with their partners at Coffee Extracts and Ingredients, Sustainable Harvest Coffee Importers, and the Huatusco Cooperative. They have also provided i-Pads to help speed the production process and have personal face-to-face interviews with the actual farmers.

Sugar: This year ALL Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream and Frozen Yogurt will use Fair-trade sugar.

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“Fair-trade is about making sure people get their fair share of the pie. The whole concept of fair trade goes to the heart of our values and the sense of right and wrong. Nobody wants to buy something that was made by exploiting somebody else.” Ben & Jerry’s Co-Founder Jerry Greenfield.

Check out Ben & Jerry’s by clicking here. Or, read our previous blog post, by clicking here.

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Holiday Shopping at Ten Thousand Villages

It may be a little early, but many of us have already started our Christmas shopping. Why not check out some unique Fair Trade Certified items? Ten Thousand Villages may have what you are looking for.

To learn more about Ten Thousand Villages, click here.

To learn more about Fair Trade Certified, click here.




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World Fair Trade Day 2012

Celebrate World Fair Trade Day. Buy Fair Trade.

To learn more about Fair Trade, click here.

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Ten Thousand Villages

Unlike other Fair Trade retailers,  Ten Thousand Villages is one of the founding companies in the Fair Trade world. Originating in 1946, this company has grown to be a source for “unique handmade gifts, jewelry, home decor, art and sculpture, textiles, serveware and personal accessories representing the diverse cultures of artisans in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East.” As an original member of the World Fair Trade Organization, all “product sales help pay for food, education, healthcare and housing for artisans who would otherwise be unemployed or underemployed.”

Ten Thousand Villages is a unique collection of many different products: earings, nativities, baskets, rugs, musical instruments, decorative mirrors, cards, notebooks, ornaments, games and puzzles, sea salt, and much more.

To read a story about an Artisan, click here.

To shop online, click here.

To find a store near you, click here.

To learn more about Fair Trade, click here.

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Fair Trade Finder App

Although Fair Trade Certified products are becoming more popular, they can still be hard to find. Fair Trade USA has created a new App to make the search easier. This new App is called the Fair Trade Finder. The Fair Trade Finder allows you to find, add, tag and photograph Fair Trade Certified products wherever you go. You can easily search and find where Fair Trade products are available, making sure that every purchase matters.

Download now for FREE:

To upload the App for the iphone, click here.

To upload the App for the andriod, click here.

To learn more about Fair Trade, click here.
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The Hunger Site

CharityUSA has created a wonderful shopping website, The Hunger Site, where every purchase fights famine in the Horn of Africa and combats hunger in the United States. Each item purchased funds at least 25 cups of food for the hungry. They provided all kinds of shopping, such as jewelry, dresses, purses, home decor, chocolate, coffee, Fair Trade Certified items, and you can even purchase a goat for a family.

The Hunger Site contributes its profits through partnerships. They partner with Feeding America, Millennium Promise, and Mercy Corps.

Here are a few samples of The Hunger Sites works:

-Clean Water for Children

-Beekeeping training in Central America

-Bicycles for Zambian Health Workers

-High-efficiency Stoves for Darfur Refugees

-Emergency Relief for the Crisis in Pakistan

To learn more about The Hunger Site, click here.
To purchase items from The Hunger Site, click here.
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Fair Trade Certified Beverages

Here is a quick guide to Fair Trade Certified drinks you can find at your local grocery store or gas station:


Steaz produces several types of beverages that are all Fair Trade Certified: Iced teas, sparkling teas, and energy shots.


A delicious yerba mate beverage that “has the strength of coffee, the health benefits of tea, and the euphoria of chocolate”. They come in large cans, bottles, or organic energy shots.







Holistics beverages are natural and have a wonderful fruity taste! They are one of the newest beverages to become completely Fair Trade Certified.

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Ebay is a multi-billion dollar online auction and shopping corporation. While Ebay is responsible for a great deal of buying and selling on the internet, did you know your purchase from this company could have a positive impact on the world? If you shop at Ebay’s WorldofGood.com, you are promoting socially and responsible shopping. This website buys and sells artisan, handmade, and fair trade clothing and gifts from around the world. Basically, it is a “a global marketplace where every purchase makes a positive impact.”

As consumers, we leave imprints when buying products. So why not make a positive imprint that matches your interests and values? Every purchase makes a difference and leaves a “Goodprint.” There are four “Goodprints” that your World of Good product can be labeled as: people positive, eco positive, animal friendly, and support a cause (which contributes to the buyers favorite nonprofit). WorldofGood.com has partnered with 41 “Total Trust Providers,” which are organizations whose ideas are centralized around social good. These organizations provide verification of “the activity of their members or their members’ products to foster commerce that maintains and encourages transparency, sustainability, economic empowerment, and ethical business practices. Each seller, product, and producer on WorldofGood.com must maintain a verified relationship with at least one Trust Provider, and these relationships will be reflected in every WorldofGood.com listing.” A few examples of “Total Trust Providers” are Fair Trade Certified, Rainforest Alliance, World Fair Trade Organization, Fair for Life, and Women for Women International.

So next time you need to buy a new piece of jewelry or a unique gift, check out WorldofGood.com and see how your purchase can make a difference.

To find more information about Ebay’s WorldofGood.com, click here.

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