Like most consumers, I had heard of responsible shopping and labels like Fair Trade. They had some meaning to me but until recently, I didn't have the whole picture. There is just so much to be educated on when it come to the supply chain, social impact, and sustainable products. In this blog post, I will go into depth on what responsible shopping means and how to shop … [Read more...] about Responsible Shopping- What Does It Really Mean?
If you have been following this blog for awhile, you probably know that I love Fair Trade products. You may even know the story of how I learned more about Fair Trade first hand by visiting a Fair Trade pepper farm in Mexico and getting to attend a Fair Trade workers meeting. The bottom line is that I love that shopping Fair Trade products means that I am making a tangible … [Read more...] about 12 Fair Trade Chocolate Companies That Make Delicious Treats
Looking to buy Fair Trade coffee? I totally believe in the power of Fair Trade sustainable products to create a better world with better products for everyone. I was fortunate enough to visit a Fair Trade farm a few years ago and witness the good that they can do first hand in creating schools and medical options for the farm workers. The Fair Trade Certified folks sent me a … [Read more...] about Six Fair Trade Coffee Brands You Have Got To Try!
Green living is important to me. I want to keep the earth and my own body as healthy as possible and I believe that eco-friendly choices help support those goals. In fact, I have written about Fair Trade products before. I was lucky enough to visit a Fair Trade farm in Mexico and see first hand the Fair Trade practices and farming methods. I witnessed first hand the way that … [Read more...] about 10 Fair Trade Snacks You Will Love
I recently had the opportunity to go along with Whole Foods on a trip to DiveMex Fair Trade Pepper Farm in Mexico. It was a day packed with activity and learning. It was an eye opening experience to get to visit a Fair Trade Farm in person, look at the crop production, and attend a worker's meeting. I loved getting to learn about what Fair Trade certification … [Read more...] about A Closer Look At Fair Trade And What It Means To Farmers
If you have been shopping at Whole Foods (and other select retailers) you have probably seen Rainforest Alliance Certified flowers. You may have wondered- "What does the Rainforest Alliance seal mean"? The RA seal with the frog in the middle signifies that the producer has earned the right to display the seal by meeting sustainability standards. Why Buying Rainforest … [Read more...] about Why Buy Rainforest Alliance Certified Flowers