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  • elishac Member Highlight: Elisha C. (12/6/2017) - We love getting to introduce you to some of our amazing Fair Trade LA Business Members, who are leading the way both locally and globally in the fair trade movement. This week, meet Elisha from Elisha C., an ethical brand on a mission to end poverty through job creation, education, and empowerment.  The proceeds from their handmade + ethicalRead More
  • new-basket-with-succulent-pumpkins The Fair Trade Holiday Gift Guide (11/11/2017) - This year, the average American consumer will spend almost $1,000 on holiday shopping, and what better way to vote with your wallet than to use some (or, all!) of your gifting budget to give thoughtful items that support Fair Trade. We’ve hand-picked affordable gifts that are sure to please your friends and family, all while supporting small localRead More
  • Member Highlight: Katie Bowden from Trades of Hope (11/1/2017) - We love getting to introduce you to some of our amazing Fair Trade LA Business Members, who are leading the way both locally and globally in the fair trade movement. This week, meet Katie Bowden from Trades of Hope, which brings together global women artisans and American women entrepreneurs to fight poverty through ethically produced fashion accessoriesRead More
  • michal-grosicki-239853 A Happy Fair Trade & Vegan Halloween! (10/20/2017) - It’s that time of year when kids young and old can get dressed up and enjoy spooktacular festivities, and we’re here to help you have a fun AND fair time. Each year American spend billions of dollars on Halloween candy, but not all candy is created equal. Many chocolates and sugars come from supply chains that can include underpaid workers, childRead More
  • screen-shot-2017-09-19-at-10-28-32-am 9 Fair Trade Coffee Shops in Los Angeles (9/30/2017) - Los Angeles is a city on the go, and nothing keeps us going quite like a cup of joe – or perhaps several, depending on the day. While most people may think of LA for our traffic, our celebrities, and our amazing food scene, one thing you may not know is that we also have an abundanceRead More
  • nancy-with-bead-artisans Member Highlight: Dunitz & Company (9/1/2017) - We love getting to introduce you to some of our amazing Fair Trade LA Business Members, who are leading the way both locally and globally in the fair trade movement. This week, meet Dunitz & Company, a handmade and fair trade line of glass jewelry lovingly made in Guatemala. Dunitz & Company is a proud and vetted member ofRead More
  • katie_image1 Member Highlight: Freedom Array (8/18/2017) - We’re excited to be bringing back our Member Highlight series to introduce you to some of our amazing Fair Trade LA Business Members, who are leading the way both locally and globally in the fair trade movement. This week, meet Freedom Array, an online destination for ethical, global style. They source contemporary designs from artisans around theRead More
  • Nikkie Belindar Singh Photo Intern Highlight: Nikkie Belindar Singh (10/4/2016) - Hello, my name is Nikkie. I am a third year student at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and a San Francisco native. Sustainability in all its different forms has been an interest of mine since I can remember, so of course I jumped at the opportunity to learn more about Fair Trade Los AngelesRead More
  • In the Presidential Suite at Casa del Mar (one of my clients). Member Highlight: Rachel Winokur of Rachel Winokur Interiors (9/8/2016) - A little bit about myself: Much of my childhood in New England was spent enjoying the outdoors and that included living on a sailboat when I was about 8 for 2 ½ years. Also, I was named after Rachel Carson (my middle name is Carson) who was an environmentalist and wrote books like the wellRead More
  • Mike Farid, Owner of BGREEN and Nature USA. Member Highlight: Mike Farid, BGREEN and Nature USA (8/3/2016) -   Tell us a little bit about yourself. I am originally from Iran but my Dad made a huge sacrifice to leave a successful life and garment business behind to give me and my siblings an opportunity for a better life in the US in the mid-80s. I actually went to high school in GermanyRead More