Meet FASHIONABLE, Fair Trade and Fashion-Forward

  Meet the American, Fair Trade brand empowers women with style and grace I want to support brands that engage in eco-friendly and Fair Trade practices—the problem is that most of products in this market fail to balance both style and ethical consciousness. European eco-fashion brands have been able to adapt to the needs of the […]

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Cadeaux du Monde’s 29th Annual UNICEF Campaign

Since its 29 years in business, Cadeaux du Monde has held a special fundraising campaign for UNICEF every October.   © UNICEF/NYHQ2014-1469/Bindra Based in Newport, Rhode Island, the award-winning online gallery features a vast collection of international folk art that is also Fair Trade and environmentally conscious. Owner Katie Dyer is proud to say she has […]

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The Human Cost of Cheap Clothing

We want to know where our food comes from—why wouldn’t we also think about where our clothing comes from? Two years have passed since the Rana Plaza collapse, one of the most tragic industrial disasters in recent history. Over 1,100 died and 2,500 more were injured—the worst part is that not much has changed for […]

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Newport/Narragansett: More Holiday Shopping and Fair Trade Tuesday

Before my usual Starbucks run and work, I went to Wish Newport just to browse, but of course, my detour ended with a small purchase. Wish Newport, which sells designer women’s consignment, also sells young children’s designer consignment for babies and toddlers. My cousin is expecting her second son in mid January, so I picked […]

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Reading Aloud: Naked Fashion

In the interest of learning about sustainable fashion–a system that counteracts all-for-profit “fast fashion” with ethical responsibility to global communities and the environment–I found Naked Fashion on the library’s online catalogue.  Naked Fashion: The New Sustainable Fashion Revolution is written by Safia Minney, founder of People Tree, a Fair Trade clothing company based in the […]

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