We post fair trade and ethical fashion news articles daily on our Twitter, but in case you've missed out here are some highlights from the past week!
July 31, 2015 - The UK has passed a law saying that all companies with a turnover of 36 million pounds ($56,207,160) or more must have a transparent supply chain. This movement will combat human trafficking and slavery in large corporations. (Fairtrade Federation)
July 31, 2015 - More and more big South African companies have switched to fair trade coffee beans! This is reportedly because fair trade "delivers high-quality African beans that offer a phenomenal in-cup taste experience, but also supports the ideals that everyone deserves a fair wage and the ability to support their families and communities." (Mail & Guardian)
July 30, 2015 - This past Thursday was World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. Take a look at this report from United Nations Special Rapporteur Maria Grazia Giammarinaro to learn more about how trafficking is caused by cycles of poverty and vulnerability. (United Nations)
July 30, 2015 - Springton Lake Middle School in Media, Pennsylvania has become the first fair trade middle school in the US! Congratulations to all students, staff, and parents! (Delaware County Daily Times)
July 30, 2015 - An Amsterdam-based company has created Fairphone, "a phone created under the best possible conditions with the fairest components." Where could the Fair Trade Movement be headed to next? (Irish Times)
Have you heard any exciting fair trade or ethical fashion news lately? Tweet us at @GlobalGoods and let us know!