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Fair Trade Vision & Fruit

August 18, 2015

It's really exciting when you see friends do well! So I was over the moon recently to see our long time friends Thanapara Swallows featured in a global news article for Fair Trade Fashion. Noteably in connection with international fashion icon Zandra Rhodes and Fair Trade Fashion company People...

OK - time for an unashamed promo piece of a fantastic support for kids & families around the world AND a way to double the benefit!

Since the end of World War II Lutheran World Relief (LWR) has been meeting the needs of many vulnerable people around our world. Thousands of Lutheran Church members all over the US tirelessly work on:

Woo - Hoo! Did you hear the cheers last Friday, 12th June? The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Trade Agreement deal fell at the first on Capitol Hill, Washington DC. Both Democrats and Republicans voted TOGETHER to place a formal hurdle in the President's path. 302 Against and only 126 For.

Does that surprise you? It should. How often does it happen that officials from both major parties find common ground? That alone shows this is no run o' th' mill trade deal.

What makes TPP SO bad?

The reasons are numerous and

Sacrifices Large ...

Today in the USA it's Memorial Day. Wherever we're from there's an annual opportunity in most nations to reflect on how who we are, what we do and all we have is in a large part the result of sacrifices others have made somewhere in our near or distant past.

Sobering thoughts for sure, and they ought to be. For the freedoms many of us enjoy around the world today we have legions of

We're in the middle of a most amazing month ... MAY!

Amazing May for Celebration ...

... and so, on a personal note, it's a fun-fact that the other Amazing May in my life is my mum - it's her middle name! Which makes it even more special that on May 1st we danced the night away at Buddy Guy's in Chicago before she returned home to England!

Seriously! We got swept out with the clean-up at 1.30am ... I SO want to be my mother at 77 ... don't tell her I told you ;)

We had a fantastic month, so many great memories made together - a veritable springboard...

It's April. The month of the Rana Plaza garment factory disaster in Bangladesh in 2013. The month to remember and recommit to the Fashion Revolution for Fair Trade.

The Canadian Fair Trade Network's imaginative campaign, THE LABEL DOESN'T TELL THE WHOLE STORY drives home the desperate truth about fast fashion and non-fair trade production of all we consume.


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