Archive for the ‘Supply Chain’ Category

Developments in the Fairtrade market

The fairtrade movement is definitely picking up steam, but most people only think they can buy ethically sourced coffee and tea- that’s no longer the case!  Chocolate is becoming more available, especially now that Cadbury UK has committed to fair trade practices in their supply chain.  But did you know that you can also buy fairtrade spices? Fruit? Sugar? And even wine?

For more info check out: SpecialtyFood.com.

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Six eco-trends reshaping the fashion industry

Ode Magazine : Six eco-trends reshaping the fashion industry.

OK so you may take a second to think about packaging waste, your recycle bin, how much gas you guzzle, but do you ever stop to think where your clothes come from?  Many people are super concerned about fashion (I am not one of them), but now it’s possible to be “in style” and eco-friendly too.

Just like the food industry, apparel and footwear is huge and can have a very positive impact on our world if we take a more holisitic view of a t-shirt.  How did it arrive to the store?  Who stiched it, where and under what conditions?  Where did the fabric come from?  How about the cotton: how much watering and pesiticides were involved?

Check out the link above to learn a bit more about some eco-trends!