1. Fair Trade products are more expensive. Reality: For the most part, Fair Trade Certified products are priced competitively. Most times Fair Trade products are the same price as regular products. But remember, when considering quality, you get what you pay for. Some FT products may be more expensive than low-quality, mass -produced products – … More Four reasons (myths) why marketing Fair Trade is a challenge
What’s today? Only the most important holiday on earth (pun intended). HAPPY EARTH DAY! Earth Day gives us the opportunity to demonstrate our appreciation for the world we rely on each and every day. Whether we do this by supporting public events that raise awareness or simply becoming self-aware and cutting back on water usage. … More Respect your mother, Earth.
More than 50 percent of Peruvians live in poverty. Mothers in Peru spend their time directing and performing household duties. This hinders them from working and earning a sustainable income. Mariana is a native Peruvian mother affected by high rates of poverty, gender inequality, and lack of access to education. These are three factors that … More A mother’s chance to prosper
Day 26 – Ubud, Indonesia Local communities always take advantage of what resources they have on hand/nearby. This is true of even the most rural villages we have encountered. There are a lot of people making a lot of products and discount stores where tourist and foreign buyers flock. These goods are produced as cheaply … More Elephant figures and fair wages
Day 20 – Ubud, Bali This fun day started with early morning shopping at the local farmers market. Then we took a Balinese cooking class where we cut and sliced and minced fresh foods for our early lunch. The delicious meal was followed by the search for great handcrafted wood products. Later that evening we … More Ubud Bali, Soaking Up The Culture
Day 15 – Nusa Dua Liz spoke with the activity coordinator for the President of the Philippines but her valiant efforts to speak with the president were thwarted by two impeccably dressed and physically intimidating security guards. Playing her ‘help me, I’m blond and cute’ role didn’t help her this time. That evening, there was … More Trying to meet the President.
We are lucky enough that while we are in Nusa Dua, Indonesia we have gotten to attend the United Nations Global Compact meetings. Great to see so many leaders working together to eliminate poverty. Ultimately, the consumer has to be informed about the total cultural and environmental cost of products and be willing to purchase … More United Nations Global Impact Meeting