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Buying Fair trade vs. buying local

Written by: Diana Le Shifting to more conscious consumption can at times be confusing with all of the different terms and labels that are used. In particular, there seems to be a lot of buzz around buying local vs. buying fair trade. What is the differen ...

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5 Fair Trade Blogs to Check Out

Written by: Laura Zhu, Fair Trade Edmonton Member Looking to stay tuned into the Fair Trade news, and how you can support Fair Trade, or even just learn more about it? Following Fair Trade blogs is a great way to start! These blogs have tips, articles, ...

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5 Subscription Boxes that Carry Fair Trade

Written by: Amanda Fernandes, Fair Trade Edmonton Member Do you have a gift for your mother this Mother's Day? Want to switch up your shopping habits, while being sustainable at the same time? You've come to the right place! Fair Trade Edmonton advocate ...

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Fair Trade Chat with PLANTiful Apothecary

By Andrew Lam, Fair Trade Edmonton MemberWe had the pleasure of interviewing Amy Johnson, herbalist and creator of PLANTiful. Amy’s journey began in search of products to help address a chronic health issue. Unfortunately, most skin-care products found in ...

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Fair Trade Goods for Valentines

This Valentine's Day will be a colder one but you can warm the heart of your loved one by one of the fair trade goods below! You can buy the listed fair trade goods from local businesses in Edmonton or Canada. Support Canadian and fair trade at the same t ...

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Fair Trade Chat with The Organic Box

By Diana Le, Fair Trade Edmonton MemberFor this post in our FairTrade series, I had the pleasure of interviewing Heidi Ellis, the produce purchaser for The Organic Box! Prior to taking on this role, Heidi worked on a local farm in Alberta which gave her i ...

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Fair Trade Edmonton Holiday Guide

Fair Trade Edmonton Council (FTEC) loves the holidays, whether you celebrate a particular holiday or you just want to share some joy with your loved ones. Our council came up with 10 fair trade items you can buy this holiday season for yourself or people ...

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Fair Trade chat with Earth’s General Store

By Naomi Caufield, Fair Trade Edmonton MemberAs part of our effort at Fair Trade Edmonton to support local businesses during the Covid-19 pandemic, I had the pleasure of interviewing Michael Kalmanovitch, the founder and owner of Earth’s General Store.Aft ...