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Ethix Ventures Interviews Dick Meyer: Fostering Fair Trade through Direct Relationships

Ethix Ventures Interviews Dick Meyer: Fostering Fair Trade through Direct Relationships

Dick Meyer is founder and owner of Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art in Olympia, Washington. He also serves on the board of Sweatfree Communities and formerly served on the Board of the Fair Trade Federation and the Fair Trade Resource Network. Ethix: For me, going to Traditions means stepping into the ancient past (the…

Ethix Ventures Interviews Trina Tocco: How To Use Labor Rights Internationally to Create Solidarity

Ethix Ventures Interviews Trina Tocco: How To Use Labor Rights Internationally to Create Solidarity

Trina Tocco is an Organizing Coordinator with Change to Win, a coalition of labor unions with over five million members. Prior to that, Trina served as Deputy Director of the International Labor Rights Forum, helping to lead the fight for worker justice around the world. Ethix: In your career thus far, you have fought for…

Ethix Ventures Interviews Mitch Cahn Shares Why Unions are Good for Business

Ethix Ventures Interviews Mitch Cahn Shares Why Unions are Good for Business

Mitch Cahn is the founder and president of¬†Unionwear, a leading manufacturer of apparel, headwear, bags and other products, made responsibly by union workers in the United States. Mitch is also a leader in the national anti-sweatshop movement and a tireless advocate for the idea that “happy workers are good for business.”

Ethix Ventures Interviews Ira Arlook on Alta Gracia & Sweatshop-free Solutions

Ethix Ventures Interviews Ira Arlook on Alta Gracia & Sweatshop-free Solutions

Ira Arlook is Chief of Advocacy Campaigns with Fenton Communications, which does public interest work around sweatshops, global warming, human rights and other issues. In addition to his work with Fenton, Ira serves as the executive director of New Economy Communications, which he founded in 1998 with former congressman Tom Andrews to encourage broad coverage…

Ethix Ventures Interviews Jackie DeCarlo: Digging Deep into the Growing Fair Trade Product Marketplace

Ethix Ventures Interviews Jackie DeCarlo: Digging Deep into the Growing Fair Trade Product Marketplace

Jackie DeCarlo is the Senior Program Advisor at Catholic Relief Services, Economic Justice and Fair Trade programs. She published the useful guide to fair trade, titled Fair Trade: A Beginner’s Guide, helping those new to the movement to understand how fair trade creates a positive alternative. Before that, she worked with the Fair Trade Resource…

Ethix Ventures Interviews Kristen Beifus: Communities Proposing Fair Trade over Free Trade

Ethix Ventures Interviews Kristen Beifus: Communities Proposing Fair Trade over Free Trade

Kristen Beifus is the Director of the Washington Fair Trade Coalition, a vibrant community organization in Seattle, WA. Her involvement in the SweatFree Washington Campaign was vital for Seattle to join other local governments in passing a sweatshop-free uniform purchasing policy. Kristen also balances international campaigns to support workers internationally in gaining empowering trading relationships.

Ethix Ventures Interviews Andrew Kang Bartlett

Ethix Ventures Interviews Andrew Kang Bartlett

Andrew is the National Associate for the¬†Presbyterian Hunger Program, PCUSA. He runs the domestic grant-making program and helped develop the Sweat-Free T program to educate Presbyterians about sweatshops and worker rights, and to create a demand for SweatFree products. Andrew has researched and worked on human rights, race relations, community organizing and social and economic…

Ethix Ventures Interviews Liana Foxvog On Ending Sweatshops

Ethix Ventures Interviews Liana Foxvog On Ending Sweatshops

Liana Foxvog has been National Organizer for SweatFree Communities since 2004. Leading workshops and strategy sessions, she has played a critical role in launching new grassroots campaigns for sweatshop-free purchasing. Her presentations have included venues such as the U.S. Social Forum, the International Fair Trade Action Network convening meeting, and dozens of colleges and universities….

Ethix Interviews Theresa Haas: on Alta Gracia and What’s New with the Worker Rights Consortium

Ethix Interviews Theresa Haas: on Alta Gracia and What’s New with the Worker Rights Consortium

Theresa Haas is Director of Communications for the Worker Rights Consortium (WRC), an independent labor rights organization, conducting investigations of working conditions in factories around the globe.