Making Fair Trade Fashionable: Q&A with Marci Zaroff

ECOfashion Pioneer Marci Zaroff drives Fair Trade forward in apparel and home goods

Marci Zaroff is an internationally recognized ECOlifestyle entrepreneur, educator and expert who played a leading role in the creation of Fair Trade USA's apparel and home good program.

MEC Factory Employees See Benefits in Time for Fair Trade Month in October

Press Release

VANCOUVEROct. 8, 2014 /3BL Media/ - October is Fair Trade Month and leading Canadian outdoor retailer Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) is encouraging shoppers to Buy Fair, Be Fair.

PACT Apparel Releases Organic Cotton Fair Trade Certified™ Line

Line Includes First Ever Fair Trade Certified Baby Clothes
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BOULDER, CO, July 16, 2014 /3BL Media/ -  PACT, an ethical and organic apparel basics brand, announced today that it is releasing one of the largest organic cotton Fair Trade Certified™ lines by a US apparel brand. The line features 78 different items across 19 product styles including the first ever Fair Trade Certified™ baby clothes.

How Fair Trade Went From a Crazy Coffee Concept to a Global Sustainability Trend


Don’t tell Paul Rice his idea is ridiculous. That idea you just scoffed at might just become a global phenomenon.

Rice is the president and CEO of Fair Trade USA, a non-profit organization that sets standards for sustainability and worker safety and then certifies those products that have been produced in settings that meet its criteria. Products that have been audited are stamped with the Fair Trade emblem, allowing consumers to make more educated purchasing decisions.

MEC Announces New In-House Line of Fair Trade Certified™ Apparel

Canadian retail co-operative will offer its Fair Trade Certified t-shirts starting this summer
Press Release

Vancouver, BC / Oakland, California, June 18, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Canadian outdoor retailer Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) today announced the launch of its first in-house line of Fair Trade Certified™ apparel. Fair Trade Certified MEC t-shirts will be available late this summer online and in the co-op’s 17 brick-and-mortar stores. The apparel will include MEC’s long-running, popular line of organic cotton women’s short and long-sleeved t-shirts.

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5 Things You May Not Know About Fair Trade Apparel

One year after the tragic Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, sustinable, Fair Trade apparel is on the rise. 


One year after the tragic Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, sustinable, Fair Trade apparel is on the rise. 

Pioneering Apparel Brands Lead Panel on Transparency, Responsible Sourcing and Fair Trade at Outdoor Retailer

Fair Trade USA, Oliberte, Patagonia and prAna to discuss the responsible sourcing journey
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WHO: Fair Trade USA, Patagonia, Oliberte and prAna

WHAT: The Responsible Sourcing Journey: Mitigating Risk, Improving Lives and Tapping into Consumer Demand

First Coffee, Now Fashion: Apparel Brands Seek Fair Trade Certification Despite Challenges

The same people who stirred a bit of morality into your morning cup of joe want to get into your overstuffed closet, too.

Fair Trade USA, a nonprofit organization that certifies that goods made in developing countries meet certain standards related to wages and environmental impact, is several years into an effort to bring its standards to the clothing industry. The effort began quietly, but has recently started to gain momentum. Just a few weeks ago, Patagonia pledged to launch a Fair Trade certified line of yoga apparel.

Patagonia and Fair Trade USA Announce Responsible Manufacturing Partnership

Patagonia to be one of the first major outdoor-clothing companies to offer Fair Trade Certified™ apparel; inaugural collection available in Fall 2014.
Press Release

VENTURA and OAKLAND, Calif.,  October 22, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Patagonia Inc., the outdoor apparel company, is proud to announce its plans to offer Fair Trade Certified™ apparel starting with nine styles in the Fall 2014 season.

Gildan Activewear Included in Dow Jones Sustainability World Index

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Montréal, September 16, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Gildan Activewear Inc. (GIL; TSX and NYSE) today announced that the Company is one of only two North American companies to be included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index in the Textiles, Apparel and Luxury Goods sector, with effect from September 23, 2013.


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