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Fair Trade Towns USA National Organizer Courtney Lang discusses what needs to be done to improve Fair Trade in the southeast.
Lang has over 5 years of community organizing to Fair Trade Towns USA, building the Local Food and Fair Trade networks in Vermont.
As Local Food Coordinator with City Market/Onion River Cooperative, Courtney worked with local producers, institutions and consumers to increase market access and organize a strategic model for action through farm tours, workshops, and local food challenges.
Courtney witnessed child-labor first hand in Costa Rica.
A founding member of Fair Trade Burlington, she worked with economic development organizations, businesses, and consumers to build awareness of Fair Trade among Vermonters.
She worked with a Fair Trade USA licensee, Vermont Coffee Company, as Friend Ambassador where she united the story of Fair Trade to every purchase of coffee.
Courtney is creating programs and providing strategic direction for over 80 campaigns across the US that are seeking to increase the awareness and availability of Fair Trade products in their community.
I met Katy today who represents and works with Mayan Hands and UPAVIM Crafts while attending the Mission Presbytery meetings here in Austin, TX. Prebytery is a collection of leaders from all over the boundaries of the Mission Presbytery area within the structure of the USA Presbyterian Churches. Katy has agreed to share her "mission" and "passion" behind why she is involved in the fair trade markets/ministries and why it is so important for us all to become so involved in this process.
I'm excited for her to be a part of my show. Mark your calendars now!
Fair Trade Monday series is an attempt at educating the public about fair trade ministries/markets and how it intertwines with the causes to end global gender violence.
Websites of interest:
Mayan Hands -- http://www.mayanhands.org/
UPVIAM (Unidas Para Vivor Mejor) Crafts - http://www.upavimcrafts.org/
I met Chris Cloyd last year at the World of Hope Fair Trade Market at Hope Presbyterian Church in November 2012.
HOPE is a nonprofit corporation created to empower destitute families to lift themselves out of poverty and sickness. Though HOPE does much charity work, its primary goal is to promote justice for the oppressed by providing fair business markets where all workers can earn livable wages. HOPE markets Fair Trade products from all over the world in stores and traveling booths wherever we can, esp at churches. Each sale makes a significant impact for artisans, often just one Fair trade sale gives families more income that a week of hard labor! HOPE would love to come do a presentation and booth for your church or group. Contact Chris Cloyd for more info 512-550-9282 firstname.lastname@example.org
Please join us as we initiate the first of a FAIR TRADE MONDAYS series, focusing on empowerment, keeping those in poverished nations from being entrapped in gender violence issues such as domestic violence, human trafficking, sex trafficking and more while we learn why it is so important that we buy fair trade products and services whenever possible.
If you are a vendor that wishes to paricipate in our 2013 World of Hope Fair Trade Market at Hope Presbyterian in Austin, Texas, please contact us at email@example.com as soon as possible.
The fair trade ecosystem has been around for awhile with roots in Africa. Today, it is a brand that stands for many things, but at the heart is a system that increases benefits to producers in Africa and other emerging regions while also increase value to the end consumer.
Michael Nkonu, Managing Director of Fair Trade Africa based in Nairobi, Kenya joins us to share where the fair trade market is today and where it is going in the future. Creative entrepreneurs will hear insights to give them perspectives on how to do business in Africa to be successful.
Investing in Women to promote global partnerships and gender equity. Focusing on MDGs 1 and 3.
Special guest Cecilia Dinio Durkin
Cecilia has been working in Women's Economic Empowerment since living in Botswana, Africa in 2003. In 2006, she returned to the USA to sell their Fair Trade products. The retail and wholesale business she created is Women's Work which has expanded to include items from over 20 countries and now affects thousands of women from around the world. Her expertise in product development while using Fair Trade Principles has various governments sending her to work with women and women-owned businesses to develop handicrafts, marketing materials and branding of products to the US market. Last year her efforts won her a Best Practice Award from the Committee to Teach About the UN. And this year her business has been recognized by the area Chamber of Commerce by receiving the Athena Award and from Hudson Valley Magazine, Best Woman-Owned Business award for her positive impact on the lives of women.
Vavavida is a line of ethically made fashion jewelry items that give back. We only retail ethically made pieces of gorgeous high-quality hand crafted artisan jewelry from all over the world. But we don’t stop there because 10% of our revenues goes to non-profit organizations such as Project Concern International where our investments go to help empower women around the globe. When you empower a woman, you empower a community.
Vavavida was founded after a long conversation between Antoine and Dan --two of the co-founders-- seeing eye-to-eye about things that could be done in the world to enrich people’s lives. Vavavida was created to help prevent events like the tragic collapse of the Rana Plaza sweatshop from happening again. If Vavavida can be part of the conversation in proving that healthy profits don’t have to come at the expense of the mistreating of other human beings, we will have won our “Fair Fashion Coup.”
Antoine Didienne is the president of Vavavia.com, an ethical and unique fashion and accessories retailer that focuses on empowering women, fighting poverty and creating change in the fashion industry.
Brenda Dillon Cavette, Owner, FashionistaTea, Inc.
FashionistaTea sells Organic Tea and is certified Fair Trade which guarantees farmers and workers are paid fair prices in safe conditions and protects the environment.
Brenda Dillon Cavette is a former television producer, executive and Emmy Award nominee, who has produced numerous fashion and design segments. Studying fashion design and merchandising in college and a lover of tea for as long as she can remember led to a 2nd career creating the 1st company of its kind to blend Tea and Fashion together to create the gourmet collection of -FashionistaTea.
Join Tim Rosenthal, Ted Starkey, myself, and possibly more for a no-holds barred assessment of NHL Trade Deadline 2015. It will not necessarily be the prettiest but there will be plenty of hockey talk as we get ready for the final six weeks of the regular season.
This is not about who won or lost but who put themselves in a better or worse position to either make the playoffs or go on a deep run.
It should be a smashing, good debate so come join us at 10pm ET....the phone number is 1-347-826-7358.
Join Bryan Yates and Alan Zlotorzynski for a special trade deadline edition of NHL ON THE ICE, tonight at 7:30 p.m. on The Fanspeak Radio Network.
Tonight the guys will recap the NHL TRADE DEADLINE, tell you who the winners and losers were and get you set for the stretch drive. Showtime is 7:30 and will last 90 minutes.
You can follow the guys on Twitter @zlotsports, @NHL_ON_THEICE and @NhlontheiceZlot.
Mike "Buzz Saw" Asti and Nick Case take to the airwaves to recap one of the most entertaining days in hockey: The NHL Trade Deadline. What moves were they happy to see, what were they sad to see, who did they want moved, and who stayed... unfortunately? Chime in with your thoughts at 347-324-3784!