Posts tagged "fair trade"

Harry Potter Superfans Made Warner Bros. Stop Using Child Slave Labor

Taking a page from Hermione Granger’s Society for Protection of Elvish Welfare, a grassroots organization of Harry Potter superfans, the Harry Potter Alliance, have been been fighting a four-year war against their own Voldemort — except in this case, Voldemort is Warner Bros., the movie studio that owns the rights to their beloved four-eyed hero.

Beejoli Shah / January 14, 2015

Compassionate Fashion: Fair Trade Accessories From JOYN India

Today’s Compassionate Fashion spotlight shines on an awesome little company called JOYN India. JOYN products are made by Indian artisans who create beautiful textile products completely by hand — everything from weaving to printing to stitching. JOYN gives these artisans the chance to sell their products to the American market, providing them with fair wages, safe working environments,…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 14, 2014

Victoria’s Secret Uses Cotton Sourced By Child Laborers

Shocking: Victoria’s Secret is a house of lies! The cotton used for their underwear, which they deem on the labels as “fair trade” and “good for women, good for the children who depend on them,” has been outed by Bloomberg News. Turns out their methods aren’t quite as good or as fair as the company…

Rachel Krause / December 15, 2011

The Revolution Begins With Cool Fair Trade Jewelry And Accessories

Surevolution is a sustainable jewelry, home goods and accessories company that works with thousands of artisans that produce beautiful, handcrafted goods. Their mission is to run their company in a way that respects people, cultures and nature, while helping to alleviate poverty and offer fair trade solutions. Lucky for me and you, they’re having a…

Julie Gerstein / May 21, 2011

Emma Watson Puts Her Magic Touch On Fair Trade Fashion Line

Emma Watson is off to Brown University this month, and we bet every girl on campus is clamoring to be her roommate just to get their hands on that insanely amazing wardrobe of hers. What they might find, however, are goods from Watson’s collaboration with People Tree, a fair trade clothing company.

Leonora Epstein / September 21, 2009