Articles tagged with: SERRV
This Sunday over 1.5 billion people across the globe will be celebrating the Chinese New Year. Many Fair Traders’ attitudes about selling (or buying) Chinese made goods could be summed up by the expression, “not for all the tea in China.” As we celebrate the Chinese New Year and come under the influence of the water snake, maybe it’s time to re-think this approach? What do you think?
Say good-bye to dark afternoons, shoveling, and winter fires! Say hello to sunny days, leisure outdoor strolls, and rejuvenating with Mother Nature’s bounties. Get your body ready for spring’s undressing or freshen up your living spaces.
Here’s a list of 5 things you can do to welcome spring!
Last year the Fair Trade Federation’s (FTF) annual conference was merged for the first time with the Fair Trade Futures conference. 2011 now sees the yearly FTF meeting back in traditional garb. Months before discussion of budgets, unions, or protests surfaced to cause overheated controversy on the nightly news, the FTF conference committee settled on Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This year’s conference theme is Building UP Fair Trade and is scheduled for May 6-8th!
Through Matt Johnson’s office window a storm brews each day beginning around 11 am. Until a few days again, workers on both sides of Matt’s window pane expected to have the same rights. The irony is that now those outside the SERRV offices are in danger of losing the rights that SERRV (and other Fair Traders) demand as a tool in the fight against world poverty.
Keeping up with the Jones’ reflects, in a nutshell, the ever changing preferences of the American consumer. What is in style today will be out of style tomorrow. So you can see, there is a lot of thinking that goes into the design of a product. SERRV has risen to the challenge this year by holding their first ever Design Camp 2010.
SERRV serves up a chocolate sampler in this deliciously Divine Gift Box set.
In Haiti, 80% of the population lives under the poverty line and the average income is only a few hundred dollars per year. Jhonson Augustin, a metal craftsman from Croix-des-Bouquets, says knows “Our work is our tool to fight poverty”. Jhonson will visit East Coast states along with CAH and SERRV representatives to discuss impact of the earthquake and demonstrate his craft.