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Fairphone 3 is a normal smartphone with ethical shine

Fairphone 3 is a normal smartphone with ethical shine

How long have you been using your current smartphone? The answer for an increasing number of consumers is years, plural. After all, why upgrade every year when next year’s model is almost exactly the
Can Fairphone 3 scale ethical consumer electronics?

Can Fairphone 3 scale ethical consumer electronics?

Fairphone, the Dutch social enterprise that’s on a mission to rethink the waste and exploitation that underpins the business of consumer electronics, has unboxed its third smartphone. The handset,

Coffee Manufactory’s Transparent and Fair Business Model

Seeking the perfect supply chain starts with promoting small farms The total contribution of the coffee industry to the US economy is around $225 billion per year—a statistic that stems from a 2015
The Fairtrade mark is still trustworthy | Letter

The Fairtrade mark is still trustworthy | Letter

Joy and Richard Webb respond to recent negative coverage about the fair trade movementAs committed and hardworking supporters of fair trade for almost 30 years, we feel your correspondents (Letters,
Unsavoury truths about fair trade | Letters

Unsavoury truths about fair trade | Letters

Tim Gossling and Bob Caldwell advise checking the smallprint and question how trustworthy the movement isThe death of fair trade (Journal, 23 July) can partly be laid at the door of the EU. Its
Factory Tour: Inside the Denim Factory Your Favorite Sustainable Brands Use Loyally

Factory Tour: Inside the Denim Factory Your Favorite Sustainable Brands Use Loyally

Welcome to our series Factory Tour, where we take you inside the manufacturing facilities of some of our favorite brands to find out how the clothes we buy are actually made. Next up: Saitex, an
Is fair trade finished?

Is fair trade finished?

Fairtrade changed the way we shop. But major companies have started to abandon it and set up their own in-house imitations – threatening the very idea of fair trade. By Samanth Subramanian It wasn’t
Fashionista's Complete Beginner's Guide to Ethical Fashion Certifications

Fashionista's Complete Beginner's Guide to Ethical Fashion Certifications

If you're aware that there are ethical issues baked into making clothes but don't have time to do in-depth supply chain research every time you need a new pair of socks, there's a good chance you've
From bean to bar in Ivory Coast, a country built on cocoa

From bean to bar in Ivory Coast, a country built on cocoa

On the eve of Fairtrade Fortnight, we meet the female farmers fighting for trade justice who face an uncertain futureAsking about the importance of cocoa in Ivory Coast feels a little like making
Must Read: How Brands Survive Bankruptcy, Zara Unveils New Logo

Must Read: How Brands Survive Bankruptcy, Zara Unveils New Logo

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Tuesday. How brands survive bankruptcy Business of Fashion took a look at life after bankruptcy for retailers and brands, like Wet Seal and BCBG
The surprising way coffee is fueling migration to the US

The surprising way coffee is fueling migration to the US

The largest group of unauthorized immigrants headed to the US comes from Central America’s “Northern Triangle,” which spans parts of Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala.…
Reflecting on 20 Years of Impact with Fair Trade USA President and CEO Paul Rice

Reflecting on 20 Years of Impact with Fair Trade USA President and CEO Paul Rice

Over the past few years, a host of certifications have cropped up to assure consumers that the clothing they're buying is ethically made. But long before there was the Nest seal, or B Corp, or GOTS,
An Ethiopian shoe worn all over the world shows how you do sustainable manufacturing in Africa

An Ethiopian shoe worn all over the world shows how you do sustainable manufacturing in Africa

For decades, the image of Ethiopia in the rest of the world’s imagination was one of poverty, a people entirely dependent on the aid from…
When 2+2=3: Trump’s trade war with China is puzzling

When 2+2=3: Trump’s trade war with China is puzzling

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Leaked U.S. FART Act could be negotiating ploy

Leaked U.S. FART Act could be negotiating ploy

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Why This Fashion Company That Pays Its Workers Above-Average Wages Teaches Money Management

Why This Fashion Company That Pays Its Workers Above-Average Wages Teaches Money Management

The co-founders of the socially conscious shoe seller Nisolo realized that increasing their producers' incomes was just the beginning of improving their lives.
Why This Fashion Company That Pays Its Workers Above-Average Wages Teaches Money Management

Why This Fashion Company That Pays Its Workers Above-Average Wages Teaches Money Management

The co-founders of the socially conscious shoe seller Nisolo realized that increasing their producers' incomes was just the beginning of improving their lives.
Trump endorses free trade at G7, but administration planning more tariffs

Trump endorses free trade at G7, but administration planning more tariffs

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China suggests promise in trade talks with U.S.

China suggests promise in trade talks with U.S.

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Report: Tariffs mean companies are NOT using American steel

Report: Tariffs mean companies are NOT using American steel

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