Guest Blog by Brian Durkee of Numi Organic Tea
This guest blog post comes to us from Brian Durkee, Chief Operating Officer at Numi Organic Tea. Having worked with Fair Trade Tea farmers since 2003, Brian has seen it all. He is a true champion for improving the lives of tea workers, and he was eager to help bring the same benefits to the producers of Numi's newest ingredient. Read on to learn more about the process:
Q&A with Meghan Fitzpatrick of Lake Champlain Chocolates
Fair Trade Month is the perfect time to highlight one of our favorite cold-weather products: Hot cocoa. Today's special guest blog post comes to us from Meghan Fitzpatrick of Lake Champlain Chocolates in Burlington, Vermont. Read on to learn more about Lake Champlain's powerful commitment to improving the lives of cocoa farmers through Fair Trade.
Thousands of sugar cane farmers in Paraguay to benefit from Honest Tea's purchases.
Dang Foods supports cocoa farmers and their communities by using Fair Trade Certified chocolate for their dark chocolate-coated coconut chips
We have the privilege of sharing a Q&A with the founder of our newest Fair Trade partners, Vincent Kitirattragarn of Dang Foods. Kitirattragarn, 28, started Dang Foods after he discovered that the toasted coconut chips required in one of his mother's Thai recipes tasted like heaven. Since then, Dang Foods has experienced great success, and now offers a new flavor- Dark Chocolate Coated, made with 100% Fair Trade Certified chocolate.
Your Fair Trade Purchases are Supporting Education Around the World
This year, Americans are expected to spend astonishing amounts of money preparing for the upcoming school year. Back-to-school spending is expected to reach $26.5 billion, while back-to-college spending is expected to reach $48.5 billion, over $3 billion more than last year.