|FAIR TRADE PRODUCTS
American purchasing dollars can be a powerful tool for positive change. In the case for Fair Trade products the results are convincing. Coffee, tea, chocolate, sugar, bananas and many other products can now be enjoyed with the knowledge that the growers are being justly compensated for their efforts. One of the most effective fair trade tools is paying advance credits on coffee purchases and establishing long-term relationships.
ARE BRINGING NEW HOPE
Hundreds of new products are coming into the marketplaces of the world labeled as Fairly Traded. These products however must be certified as to their legitimacy by monitoring organizations such as TransFair USA and the Fair Trade Federation.
The benefits of Fair Trade products often exceed their goal of paying fair prices by also improving labor conditions, expanding community development and creating more environmental sustainability. (i.e. many Fair Trade products are also organic and/or shade grown which benefits the world's rainforests.)
Our website and catalog now offer many Fair Trade items for purchase like Peace Coffee, Equal Exchange Teas, Cocoas, Chocolates and Sugar.
FAIR TRADE PRODUCTS
| REMIX: Magazine Recycling in NYC
2-15-08 From the top of the Empire State Building in New York City, Mayor Bloomberg announced a national public education campaign to increase residential magazine and catalog recycling. "Making new paper produces more greenhouse gasses than paper recycling," said Bloomberg. REMIX promotions have started appearing around the City.