Dec 2 2011

Chicago-area Holiday Sale!

If you’re in the Chicago area, remember that PJT will be selling at the Westbrook Christian Church in Bolingbrook, IL today from 3PM-9PM and tomorrow from 9AM-noon. Fair Trade gifts your family and friends would love! Spread the word!

Nov 18 2011
If you’re in the St. Louis area this weekend or next, remember to visit the Manchester United Methodist Church’s Fair Trade Market, located at 129 Woods Mill Rd. Manchester, MO 63011! PJT will be selling their Fair Trade, handmade items on November 19-20 and 25-27, from 9AM-3PM. Come enjoy the market’s food vendors and live entertainment, and pick up some great holiday gifts!
Go here to learn more: http://manchesterumc.org/ftm/

If you’re in the St. Louis area this weekend or next, remember to visit the Manchester United Methodist Church’s Fair Trade Market, located at 129 Woods Mill Rd. Manchester, MO 63011! PJT will be selling their Fair Trade, handmade items on November 19-20 and 25-27, from 9AM-3PM. Come enjoy the market’s food vendors and live entertainment, and pick up some great holiday gifts!

Go here to learn more: http://manchesterumc.org/ftm/

Nov 4 2011

Hi, I'm documenting fairtrade producers right across central america over the next three months, you might be interested to see or use some of the pictures.

seanhawkey

Thanks for doing your part to help Fair Trade! We’ll be sure to check your work out!

Nov 4 2011
PJT wants to hear from you! Head over to our Facebook page, become a fan, and then tell us which pair of gloves you prefer: our Arequipa Fingerless Goves by Tupaq Yupanqui, or the Manco Wrist Warmers by Warmipa-Maki. Both are Fair Trade and handmade by artisans in Peru! Look for the winner and a discount on the winning pair next week!

PJT wants to hear from you! Head over to our Facebook page, become a fan, and then tell us which pair of gloves you prefer: our Arequipa Fingerless Goves by Tupaq Yupanqui, or the Manco Wrist Warmers by Warmipa-Maki. Both are Fair Trade and handmade by artisans in Peru! Look for the winner and a discount on the winning pair next week!

Oct 21 2011

Check out this interview from Louisville, KY radio station 93.9 Way-FM. In it, Joan Frisz talks about being the Director of a Louisville Fair Trade retail store (Just Creations) which stocks many of PJT’s Fair Trade products. PJT was thrilled to hear her mention our Peruvian artisan group, Grupo Mana, in the interview!

Listen to it here!

Oct 21 2011
fastcompany:

After 13 years of existence in the U.S (it has been around longer in Europe), Fair Trade is finally going mainstream. As the label becomes ubiquitous, CEO Paul Rice is taking the standard into new industries and to new heights. Read more on The Mainstreaming Of Fair Trade

fastcompany:

After 13 years of existence in the U.S (it has been around longer in Europe), Fair Trade is finally going mainstream. As the label becomes ubiquitous, CEO Paul Rice is taking the standard into new industries and to new heights. Read more on The Mainstreaming Of Fair Trade

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Oct 12 2011

m-ikki:

Is This Fair? — A campaign brief for Fair Trade done by a friend.

Great campaign video! Simple, recognisable and straight to the point. To be honest, I used to be superbly confused by the idea of Fair Trade when I was younger when people try to explain it with jargons (possibly because I was never good with math to begin with). 

Spread the word and fight for Fair Trade! 

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Oct 11 2011

Fairtrade or not to Fairtrade? A conversation.

  • ME: So have you considered buying fairtrade?
  • SHOPPER: Nah. They should get bloody jobs, and stop relying on us to send them money.
  • ME: But that's why fairtrade is a good thing because...
  • SHOPPER: What, because I have to pay more?
  • ME: Let me explain. When we buy fairtrade bananas or coffee for example, the grower himself does get a higher (fairer) price for his products, but there is an additional fairtrade premium which goes to the grower so they can vote in their community what to spend the money on. Example projects have been schools and nurseries, better tools, new roads.
  • SHOPPER: Yeah but how does that benefit me?
  • ME: Well, many so called "third world" countries are reliant on charity being...
  • SHOPPER: I wouldn't send them any money, I haven't got enough for myself!
  • ME: ...charity being sent to them from countries such as the UK. Now, although some of the money comes from registered charities, a huge proportion is in International Aid, which does concern you.
  • SHOPPER: Why?
  • ME: Because that aid is coming from your pocket in the form of taxation... Remember, the government doesn't have any money of its own, so it uses yours...
  • SHOPPER: But I don't want to send them anything.
  • ME: Well, you already are. So the best way to stop the drain of taxpayers money going on Aid, which has never worked and can never work in the long term. Is to make a simple switch to choosing a fairtrade product. That way you don't have to worry about the "third world" and more of your tax money stays in the UK. That's got to be a win win for you hasn't it?
  • SHOPPER: Well, when you put it like that... I think I could give it a go.
  • ME: Good for you.
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