For the last week, our eyes have been turned “In London So Fair” …fair trade, that is. UK news blog clickgreen.org reported that guests at the games will be served foods made with fair trade certified coffee, bananas, tea, wine, sugar and oranges. That means more than 14 million meals served over the 17-day span… Continue reading »
Hey Everyone! I haven’t posted in awhile but I finally got some time to travel to Kampala to meet with the lovely ladies that make Sseko sandals. You may of heard the story of how Sseko came about but for those of you who have no idea here’s a brief overview. Sseko considers itself to be a not-just-for-profit enterprise… Continue reading »
Hello All! Greetings from Uganda a.k.a the “Pearl of Africa”. I am Mikael, a former volunteer at Mustard Seed Fair Trade. Before graduating from Mizzou, I applied to the Peace Corps. As a volunteer, Jessica had been with me along the way, and she even wrote one of the three recommendations required to apply. I finished… Continue reading »
Just some love and encouragement to the lovely ladies at Sseko Designs!
Today we are highlighting recycled paper jewelry from SUUBI and Light Gives Heat! Suubi means hope. This project is about creating consistent weekly incomes in otherwise unemployable areas in Uganda through the purchasing and re-selling of handmade jewelry. This allows for women to provide food and pay school fees for their children. The majority of… Continue reading »
this morning was a busy one… full of re-stocking and ordering new merchandise… one of our favorite pasttimes at the Seed (second only to opening new merchandise!) I thought I would give you a sneak peak – lucky you! Color-Splash Recycled Sari Collection via Handmade Expressions made in India … in case any family members… Continue reading »
I think it’s easy to get caught up in the notion that fair trade items are just home accessories or indulgences like coffee and chocolate. But when fair trade spreads to something like clothing or shoes that are indispensable parts of our everyday lives, it becomes a really exciting thing (at least it does for me). That’s… Continue reading »