Fair Indigo Fair Trade Organic Modern Mini Dress

Chic, sleek and super-versatile, this dramatic little dress will be your go-to for months, maybe years, to come. It’s crafted by artisans in a fair trade workshop in Peru, using ultra-fine, organic Peruvian cotton interlock that’s soft, strong and free of...

Fair Indigo Organic Fair Trade Blousy Boat Neck Dress

A clean boat neck, blousy bodice, and an ingeniously designed fitted tank underneath perfect a soft-draping look. The finishing touch: a fitted, elasticized waist and an a-line skirt. Elbow-length sleeves transition seamlessly between seasons. Yet as lovely as this...

Long Sleeve Fair Trade Organic V-neck Tee

Woman cannot live in crew necks alone, so we’ve created a striking V-neck T-Shirt to bring some beautiful variety to your wardrobe. The feminine design looks terrific on any figure, with a slightly fitted silhouette that subtly accentuates your waist. For...

Moon Juice – Organic + Wildcrafted Ancient Empiric Formula (Beauty Dust) 2.2 oz(62g)

Moon Juice celebrates the unadulterated, exquisite flavors and healing force of raw vegetables, fruits, petals, herbs, roots, nuts, and seaweeds as daily nourishment, beauty tools, and high-powered natural remedies. They are a tangible touchstone for a community excited about a new way of living.

Add one teaspoon to 8 oz of any hot or cold liquid. Delicious with nut milk, water or tea. 15.5 servings per jar. Don’t be afraid to double dose!

Schizandra

An adaptogenic herb used in Chinese medicine for centuries, it is well known for its ability to promote mental alertness and clarity, act as a potent antioxidant and liver protectant, as well as help provide glowing / radiant skin.

Pearl

Used both internally and externally in China for thousands of years, it helps promote potent antioxidant activity, collagen regeneration as well as strengthen bones due to its rich calcium content.

Goji

Rich in polysaccharides, vitamins, and essential fatty acids, goji berries protect and repair skin due to their high Vitamin A content, while reducing skin inflammation and boosting the immune system.

Rehmannia

Used extensively in traditional Chinese medicine, its chemical constituents are currently being studied for their neuroprotective effects.

Rosehip Oil for Face, Nails, Hair and Skin From Majestic Pure – 100% Pure, Organic Cold Pressed Premium Rose Hip Seed Oil, 4 oz

Looking for a natural, but also effective, skin care oil? 100% PURE ROSEHIP OIL – ORGANIC – Cold pressed, fresh and high quality, no additives or fillers. Rosehip oil helps diminishing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and scars, and there are many more benefits of this versatile plant and the essential oil derived from it. Rose hip oil is extracted from the seeds and seed cases of a rose bush (Rosa Moschata or Rosa Canina). The oil from the plant contains retinol (vitamin A), vitamin C, and essential fatty acids. These combined nutrients make it a great skincare product, packed full of natural anti-oxidants. When these ingredients are put together they make an extremely beneficial moisturizer. These properties are also great for rejuvenating the skin and helping it to heal from scarring. Applied twice a day, rose hip oil can help your skin return to a more youthful appearance. Expect to see results in about three months. Rosehip plant oil can be also used in body creams, lotions and massage oils.

For topical use only, need to be diluted with a carrier oil before use.

Safety Warning:
• For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes, keep out of the reach of children. If pregnant, consult with your health care provider before use.
• Other than aromatherapy, carefully dilute with a carrier oil such as fractionated coconut oil.
• Keep out of the reach of pets. Essential oils can be potentially toxic to pets at certain concentrations. Cats can be especially sensitive to essential oils.

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Coconut Oil in a Travel-ready 3.4 Oz. Tube – Fair Trade, USDA Organic, Cold-pressed Virgin Coconut Oil

Conscious Coconut is a social enterprise fueled by love. Our fair trade, organic coconut oil is certified through Fair Trade USA ensuring safe working conditions and just compensation for farmers and factory workers. Once our tubes arrive in the States they are packaged by adults with learning disabilities through the Macdonald Training Center in Tampa. And for EVERY tube sold we give a child a meal through Feeding America. We are committed to raising awareness for childhood hunger in the United States. Since our launch last June we have fed 25,000 kids here in the States. Our oil is crafted using the traditional cold-pressed method, without the use of heat or pressure. As a result our coconut oil is never exposed to any harsh or yucky chemicals. This ensures that it retains its natural, powerful antioxidants and anti-fungal effects – just as nature intended. Coconut Oil is as simple as it gets. For all things itchy, dry, unsightly or sore, Coconut Oil is our little miracle. From hair care to skin care, sun care to soul care, our favorite oil has you covered. They say you go further when you travel light, and we want you to move it like a gypsy. Throw it in your bag for the following Daily Uses: – Face Wash – Hair Conditioner – Oil Pulling (Rather than Toothpaste) – Treatment of Scars and Infections – Light Sun Protection – After Sun Care – Face and Body Moisturizer – Make-Up Removal – Itch Relief – Shaving Cream

Fair Indigo Relaxed Crew Neck Organic Fair Trade T-shirt

You asked for a slightly roomier tee and here it is! Casual yet classy, this is the better-than-basic fair trade tee you’ll build countless outfits around. The relaxed cut gives you a little more room through the waist without being the least bit boxy. Best of...

Fair Indigo Fair Trade Organic Ankle Length Leggings

Recycle those skimpy, shiny, lumpy-looking leggings and step up to the incredible comfort of pure organic Pima cotton. This ankle-length pair is slim but not too tight with a comfy, flat-lying elastic waistband. Substantial double-knit 100% organic Pima cotton fabric...

Herbivore Botanicals – Organic Blue Tansy Resurfacing Mask

Herbivore Botanicals sources the finest raw natural materials the earth has to offer, from Japanese Bamboo Charcoal to Brazilian gemstones. These emollients are used to formulate treatments that are luxurious and all natural. By combining essential vitamins, minerals and botanicals, your skin is restored to its optimum health and vitality.

White Willow Bark

A natural beta hydroxy (BHA), it is high in salicylic acid which works by gently shedding the top layer of skin in order to decongest and unclog pores.

Fruit Enzymes

Natural alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), including papaya and pineapple, work to gently exfoliate and rid skin of dead cells to leave the complexion smoother, softer, and fresher.

Blue Tansy Oil

Naturally high in Azulene, which in addition to giving the oil its beautiful blue color works as a powerful anti-inflammatory to reduce redness and soothe irritated skin.

Aloe Leaf

Naturally contains salicylic acid and works to gently unclog pores and soothe the complexion.

Reason #43 to buy pastured, Organic, hormone-free chicken…from a real farm

As if eggs aren’t confusing enough, with their many labels, many of which (natural) mean nothing. Organic chickens apparently aren’t everything you’d hoped they’d be either. You may have already heard how large Organic-certified broiler operations fudge on the sunlight and movement requirements for their poultry, providing teeny doors that one chicken among hundreds may never find, and outdoor ledges that seem equally inadequate to the task.

Don’t run afoul on Thanksgiving, buy humanely raised, veg-fed turkeys

By Barbara Kessler
If you’re planning a traditional Thanksgiving, you’ll be needing a bird. This year, organic and pastured turkeys are more available than ever. Check your local grocery now, and get on a list if need be.

Here are some places to look for a turkey that’s been raised on organic feed, and allowed a more humane existence.

  • Local Harvest — If you’re into local heirloom turkeys or other pedigree varieties you may already be too late! But don’t beat yourself up over it, local farmers in Texas have told us that many connoisseurs place their orders months ahead of time. Still, there’s a flock of healthier birds waiting.

Fair Trade products proliferating

By Catherine Colbert

Organic products are much easier to come by these days. Items with the Fair Trade Certified label also are expanding and taking up more precious real estate on store shelves.

So far this year, more than twice as many Fair Trade Certified products have been introduced in the U.S. compared to last year. Some 284 products with the Fair Trade Certified designation have been launched compared to 130 in 2007, and as few as 17 in 2003, according to a report this month by Mintel, Chicago – a market researcher focused on consumer behavior and product innovation.

The Fair Trade food items include a virtual gift basket of treats: a variety of teas, cocoa, fruits, flowers and chocolates.

TransFair USA, headquartered in Oakland, California, is the governing entity in the U.S. behind products deemed Fair Trade Certified. The nonprofit is one of 20 member organizations worldwide that comprises the Fairtrade Labelling Organizations (FLO) International. TransFair audits agreements between U.S. companies and international suppliers to guarantee that farmers in developing countries around the world use environmentally friendly practices and are paid a fair price for their goods. Farmers in Costa Rica and Ghana have reinvested profits in their communities to build schools, develop improved sustainability practices, and establish health clinics.

Since its founding in 1998, TransFair USA has certified more than 74 million pounds of Fair Trade coffee, which in turn has given coffee farmers in Latin America and Africa more than $60 million more than if they had sold their coffee locally, according to the organization.

Most U.S. consumers were introduced to the concept of Fair Trade Certified products with the help of coffee marketers. Fair Trade, which asks consumers to buy products at a “fair price” to be socially responsible, initially seemed like a niche market. But it has gone mainstream. From 2001 to 2006, retail sales of coffee grew tenfold to $730 million, cites TransFair USA, in a recent Brandweek article. When worldwide retailer Wal-Mart joined the fold, Fair Trade Certified coffee sales really began to percolate.

Fair Trade products were available only at specialty retailers, such as Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s, as well as online, when they were introduced to the U.S. In recent years, however, Fair Trade products have moved onto store shelves in big-box discounters Costco and Target, and mainline grocery stores like Kroger. See the Transfair website for where to buy products.

After more than a decade in existence, TransFair USA now certifies tea, cocoa, sugar, fruit, rice, and flowers. With the organization’s fifth annual Fair Trade Month, held in October 2008, it’s counting wine among the products it recognizes and certifies. Certified chocolate bars are available in many grocery stores, as well. Look for Green and Black’s chocolate made in the Dominican Republic and Belize, El Rey from Venezuela, and Valhrhona from Trinidad.

For consumers who are taking copious notes on the growth of Fair Trade, there are businesses like Divine Chocolate, based in the United Kingdom, that are entirely farmer-owned.

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Sensible Drinking: Beer, Wine and Tea For Eco-Conscious Consumers

By Catherine Colbert


Photo: Veruska 1960 | Dreamstime.com

Backyard barbecues and Shakespeare in the Park picnics are the perfect opportunities to whet one’s whistle. But before you pack your cooler or portable wine or tea party, consider ways you can enjoy your favorite beverages – during the holidays and yearlong – while also caring for the environment.

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Sample These Organic Beverages

A growing number of companies and suppliers are tapping into the beverages market with an eye toward serving up green options. Consumers, and the environment, stand to benefit greatly from their increased focus. By purchasing organic and eco-friendly products, we’re casting our votes for the environment and ensuring that those who are devoted to organic and sustainable farming are able to maintain their commitment and thrive.

With the recent resurgence of Biodynamic farming, wine drinkers can uncork some unique wines made from holistically grown wine grapes. Biodynamics, a step beyond organic farming toward a more personal interpretation, was introduced in 1924 by Austrian philosopher and scientist Rudolf Steiner through his lectures and book, Spiritual Foundations for the Renewal of Agriculture.