fair trade

How Fair Trade Works

The West has gotten rich off the backs of underpaid labor living elsewhere; people who are dedicated to Fair Trade feel it's time people at a disadvantage should stop being exploited. The concept is simple - just pay workers fairly for their labor.

Wal-Mart Adding Sustainable Food Practices to its Stores

Wal-Mart is such an enormous company that any direction that its corporate gods take its policies, a huge effect will inevitably spread across the retail world. A NYT article points out that when the company untertook a sustainability initiative five years ago, the companies that supply W-M's stores actually altered the way it manufactured packaging to fit the retailer's sustainability criteria.