Altromercato Taking Indian Farmers Face To Face With The Market

Vittorio Leproux, Advisor of administration, altromercato, an organization of fair and supportive trade in Italy, says the effort is to bring farmers face to face with the market. Leproux is working as a Project Manager for the Fair Trade Supply Chain Development Project for India and Nepal.  The project  aims to increase markets for Fairtrade […]

Fair Trade Brand For Shops In India Launched

On World Fair Trade Day, India’s Millennium City Gurgaon saw the launch of Fair Trade India, billed as India’s first Fair Trade Brand for Shops by Fair Trade Forum India. FTF-I, working in coordination with the World Fair Trade Organization, is the national network for Fair Trade in India. Through 75 member partners, FTF-I says […]

‘Organic Cotton Is Simply About Going Back To Your Roots’

“The most fascinating part is not just about designing an organic line, but also creating an awareness amongst people about the long term benefits of organic cotton and how it is not just beneficial for the individual but also for the environment,” says Joyjit Talukdar who recently showcased his collection ‘Ela’ at Wills Lifestyle Fashion […]

OSSOPCA To Drive Organic Farming in Orissa

  Orissa (Odisha) is gearing up for a major drive to promote organic cotton after the completion of certification of the Odisha State Seeds and Organic Products Certification Agency (OSSOPCA). Balakrushna Rath, chairman of Agricultural Promotion and Investment Corporation of Orissa Ltd (Apicol) said to Business Standard recently “Our certification agency, OSSOPCA, is under the […]

Parivartan Awards: Driving Sustainable Change

With every passing year, resources are getting used up and becoming more scarce in the process of meeting the demands of the world’s economy. According to World Business Council for Sustainable Development, the supply of energy and material resources needed for industrial growth is expected to rise to 170% of the earth’s bio-capacity by 2040. […]

UK Fairtrade Sales Cross The Billion-Pound Mark

The demand for Fairtrade products in the UK remained high last year, despite the unstable economic times. Recently, Fairtrade Fortnight 2011 was launched with the announcement that sales of Fairtrade products have increased by 40% in 2010 to an estimated retail value of £1.17bn compared with £836m in 2009, says a Fairtrade Foundation’s press release. […]

CottonConnect: Creating Sustainable Supply Chains

CottonConnect engages with retailers to make their supply chains more sustainable, efficient and traceable. With the aim of reaching out to more than 100,000 farmers and a million acres of land for sustainable cotton farming practices over the next four years, CottonConnect hopes to impact positively the lives of more than 500,000 farmers and their […]

Give Your Loved Ones Wholesome Gifts

Christmas is around the corner and this year you can make a statement by giving eco-friendly gifts to your loved ones. Even if your friends are not tree huggers, they might turn into green beginners at least. Below are a few gifts that you can buy this Christmas and feel good about giving them: 1. […]

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