Julie Fahnestock

Julie Fahnestock
Julie is passionate about telling the story of where business meets good. She lives in West Palm Beach, Florida and is currently pursuing her MBA in Managing for Sustainability at Marlboro Graduate School in Vermont. She has a background in international development and grassroots organizing and is passionate about equitable wages, labor rights and the global income disparity. If you can't find Julie, don't worry. Grab your board and head south on A1A. She's probably surfing somewhere along Florida's coast.

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5 years 8 months ago
If fair trade continues to stand on the model of excluding the poorest of poor, excluding the majority of people in product categories in industry- it’s really on moral thin ice.
Fair trade has to be more inclusive.”

295547-fair_trade_certified_logo_2012Your wait is over! It’s finally here. The post I know you’ve all been dying to read: President and CEO of Fair Trade USA, Paul Rice, shares the reasoning Fair Trade USA’s decision to leave Fairtrade International and their plans...

5 years 9 months ago

Part 2 of a multi-series post

The majority of consumers who consider themselves "ethical shoppers" are most likely to be familiar with the term, "fair trade." An ethical consumer is also likely to know about the history of exploitation of small farmers behind the coffee, bananas, sugar and tea industries. The average, ethical consumer, however, is unlikely to know that fair trade labels are not created equal. Behind the labels are very different standards. Influential companies, like Starbucks, are joining the bandwagon and defining fair trade under their own terms.  As Dean Cyon, owner of Deans Beans, a coffee roaster in...