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Category: Sustainable Business :: Fair Trade
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Zero Tariffs? There's a Precedent 24.7.2018 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
If Trump is serious about free and fair trade, he should follow the example of Caterpillar in 1988.
5 in 5: Soccer drama, driving your own sweatshop, and beautiful Bach 29.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Every week on MPR News with Kerri Miller, we recommend 5 things to see, read, or experience. This week, we have a podcast, a mini-golf course and a Bach partita on saxophone.
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The 7 times Macron sounded a lot like Obama during his speech to Congress 26.4.2018 Washington Post
The 7 times Macron sounded a lot like Obama during his speech to Congress
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There's room for progress on tackling sustainability through the supply chain 20.2.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Many consumer-facing companies with recognizable brands are taking action, but companies lower down in the supply chain are not, a new Stanford University study finds.
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Authentically handmade? How to know amid mass production 24.1.2018 AP Business
NEW YORK (AP) -- Guatemalan women skilled in traditional Mayan beadwork technique have made chic pillows and pouches for West Elm. Hand-dyers in India, using petals collected from discarded Hindu temple floral offerings, help craft scarves for Eileen Fisher and Anthropologie. Baskets hand-woven in Rwanda are part of the home decor collection at Macy's....
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Thanksgiving treats that won't ruin your diet 18.11.2017 LA Times: Health

A traditional made-from-scratch Thanksgiving feast isn’t for everyone. For those who would prefer to lighten their day-of workloads, or have the option of healthful dishes for vegan and gluten-free guests, here are some easy and nutrient-dense products that can be bought in advance, stored easily,...

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US move to hike H1B minimum wages will hit Indian IT sweatshops 17.11.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Lush ethics director talks animal testing, ingredient sourcing, and what it's like to have such a cool employer 12.10.2017 TreeHugger
Hillary Jones was a professional activist before working for Lush, making it a perfect match.
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This Newfoundlander wants kale, not cod 29.9.2017 TreeHugger
Jackson McLean is the face of a new vegan food movement on this remote Canadian island that's long been defined by fishing.
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How far would you go for fair trade fashion? 28.9.2017 Planet Ark News
Two Australian women have just finished a 3500km trek across Southeast Asia to find people who are creating fashion in positive and sustainable ways
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Ivanka Trump's supply chains in China cloaked in secrecy 27.9.2017 AP Top News
SHANGHAI (AP) -- It is no secret that the bulk of Ivanka Trump's merchandise comes from China. But just which Chinese companies manufacture and export her handbags, shoes and clothes is more secret than ever, an Associated Press investigation has found....
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Ivanka Trump’s supply chains in China cloaked in secrecy 27.9.2017 Washington Post: World
It is no secret that the bulk of Ivanka Trump’s merchandise comes from China. But just which Chinese companies manufacture and export her handbags, shoes and clothes is more secret than ever, an Associated Press investigation has found.
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Ivanka Trump's business ties in China are shrouded in secrecy 27.9.2017 LA Times: Business

It is no secret that the bulk of Ivanka Trump's merchandise comes from China. But just which Chinese companies manufacture and export her handbags, shoes and clothes is more secret than ever, according to an Associated Press investigation.

In the months since President Trump’s daughter took her...

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Ivanka Trump's business ties shrouded in secrecy in China 26.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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In Ivanka’s China, business ties shrouded in secrecy 26.9.2017 Washington Post: World
It is no secret that the bulk of Ivanka Trump’s merchandise comes from China. But just which Chinese companies manufacture and export her handbags, shoes and clothes is more secret than ever, an Associated Press investigation has found.
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In Ivanka’s China, business ties shrouded in secrecy 26.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

SHANGHAI (AP) — It is no secret that the bulk of Ivanka Trump’s merchandise comes from China. But just which Chinese companies manufacture and export her handbags, shoes and clothes is more secret than ever, an Associated Press investigation has found. In the months since she took her White House role, public information about the […]
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We know which companies sell clothes made by sweatshop workers. Consumers should shop accordingly 8.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: To think that in California, one of the most progressive states, there are still apparel makers that pay sweatshop wages to their workers — when I believed that by raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022, Californians were doing the right thing — is heartbreaking. (“Behind...

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South Korean court rejects Qualcomm's antitrust challenge 5.9.2017 L.A. Times - Technology News

Qualcomm Inc. has lost its legal bid in South Korea to postpone implementation of changes in the way it licenses cellular patents — moves that were called for last year by that country’s anti-monopoly regulator.

The San Diego company confirmed late Monday that the Seoul High Court had denied Qualcomm’s...

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Behind a $13 shirt, a $6-an-hour worker 31.8.2017 LA Times: Business

Before dawn six days a week, Norma Ulloa left the two-bedroom apartment she shared with four family members and boarded a bus that took her to a stifling factory on the outskirts of downtown Los Angeles.

She spent 11 hours a day there, pinning Forever 21 tags on trendy little shirts and snipping...

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Sweatshop Lobbyist Nominated for High Position in the Labor Department 31.8.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Odds are that you haven't heard the name Patrick Pizzella before, but you probably should get to know it. Pizzella is President Donald Trump's nominee for deputy labor secretary, which would make him the second most important man in the Department of Labor. That's an awfully powerful position for a man who formerly lobbied to maintain sweatshop labor on US territories.  Mother Jones  did a deep dive into Pizzella's past, and what the publication found is hardly befitting of a man tasked with looking out for workers' rights. In the late '90s, Pizzella worked for Jack Abramoff. Odds are that you have heard Abramoff's name, because he subsequently and famously went to prison for four years for corruption and bribery; 21 of Abramoff's associates were also convicted on similar charges. Pizzella's job under Abramoff was to lobby American politicians to keep standard labor laws away from the  North Mariana Islands . When this island cluster bargained to become a commonwealth of the United States back in 1975, ...
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