NYC Fair Trade Coalition's first-ever Global Fest was a total success. This event was proof of what collaboration + community can achieve.Big congrats to Isabel Varela, Custom Colab and Fab Scrap for winning the Change Maker award, you all have done incredible work! Thanks Cat Schuller and Adalinda for organizing the awesome fashion show and curating pieces from Goodwill and our business members. •Fair Trade for Life t-shirt by us (https://aroundeco.com/products/fair-trade-for-life-ethics)
Exactly 6 years ago, 1,134 people lost their lives and another 2,500 were injured after the collapse of Rana Plaza in Bangladesh. This accident is considered the deadliest structural failure in modern history as well as the deadliest accident in garment-factory history. The garment workers were forced to work despite the multiple reports of damage in the building. This was a preventable tragedy but greed prevailed. Demanding transparency from the brands you consume and supporting fair trade practices will make all the difference in the world.🌎
We traveled to Austin to attend the Fair Trade Federation Conference. This year was the organization's 25th Anniversary. The 3-day conference was very dynamic and informative, with over 20 industry leaders sharing their knowledge and a pop-up shop with amazing products and vendors.