What we wear matters. When we wear it matters too.
This Fashion Revolution Day, on the anniversary of the Rana Plaza garment factory tragedy, We Wear Fair Trade to join a global conversation about the people who make our clothes. We also wear Fair Trade to highlight the movers and shakers of the fashion industry--the thought leaders, CEOs, designers and athletes--who are working hard to do things differently.
Workers at a tomato farm in Nogales, Ariz., got a check this month for more than $30,000. And they expect more money to come.
The approximately 130 workers of Wholesum Harvest are still deciding how to spend the money, but they say their initial priorities include subsidizing transportation, recreation areas and medical insurance.
Erika George, director of Development for The Empowerment Plan, explains why homelessness is not a defining characteristic and shares how we can improve the lives of homeless individuals through partnerships and opportunities.
With its spring 2017 collection, global outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland builds off the brand’s long-term commitment to reduce the environmental impact of virtually every product it makes across footwear, apparel and accessories. The spring collection includes a broad range of responsibly-made products, from boots made with full-grain leathers from a Leather Working Group silver-rated tannery to polos made with 100 percent recycled cotton to backpacks made with 100 percent recycled polyester.
2017 report outlines the retailer’s milestones in creating shared value for people, business and society
Walmart today released its tenth annual Global Responsibility Report, which looks back at the company’s progress during fiscal year 2017 in advancing the key areas of opportunity, sustainability and local communities. The report also looks ahead at the retailer’s role in helping rewire whole social and environmental systems as it strives toward a new era of trust and transparency.
By Joe Stone, Cargill Corporate Senior Vice President
In an increasingly urbanized world, we need to nourish people today and build the sustainable systems necessary to provide for future generations.
At Cargill, we have been engaged in the global food system for more than 150 years. Our experience makes us optimistic about the ability of large-scale and smallholder farmers to nourish the nine billion people projected to live on the planet by 2050.
Enhancing marine biodiversity conservation and fisheries management efforts while strengthening leadership capacity
The Indonesia Sustainable Ecosystems Advanced (SEA) Project supports the Government of Indonesia to improve the management of fisheries and marine resources and to conserve biological diversity. Tetra Tech is implementing the SEA Project, which is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The SEA project is targeted at national, provincial, and local levels, with a focus on the provinces of West Papua, Maluku, and North Maluku that lie within Indonesia’s Fishery Management Area (FMA) 715.
Assisting governments and other decision-makers to take advantage of publicly available satellite imagery, geospatial data, and maps to inform decision making
Changing climate and strained ecological systems in West Africa intensify pressure from population growth, urbanization, and conflict over resources, all of which pose a substantial threat to economic growth and people in the region. Communities face recurring droughts, floods, food insecurity and famine, and population displacement. The effect of precipitation and long-term shifts in temperatures on hydrogeology, crop pests, and land use are more difficult to model and predict.