Fair Trade products are food or crafts that are produced under standards designed to end and prevent the poverty, sweatshop labor conditions, environmental degradation, etc that are endemic to the free trade "race to the bottom" that puts profits above people and the planet. A widely recognized definition of Fair Trade is enumerated in the FINE Principles: "Fair Trade is a trading…
You raised your voice, now help us deliver! Since launching the campaign to urge Ghirardelli to label its chocolate as Fair Trade, over 10,000 of you have signed the petition calling on Ghirardelli to do the right thing and go Fair Trade. Ghirardelli is clearly hearing your call. They have called our offices several times since the campaign started just a few months ago! Our consumer…
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I like Ghirardelli chocolates. They taste wonderful and they are made in the USA, so even if they cost a little more, I often buy Ghirardelli. I can't promote this company with my friends and co-workers (ex-coworkers, I am retired) if their chocolate is not fair trade. Put a label on it,…Read More
Here's a handy DIY valentine to print, color, and mail to Ghirardelli CEO Marty Thompson telling him that if he likes his chocolate, he…Read More
It’s Valentine’s Day, and in supermarkets, drug stores and specialty shops across the country, shelves are lined with chocolates of every…Read More
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I love Ghiradelli, but I stopped buying any chocolate that was not fair trade several years ago, because it is pretty much guaranteed to be produced by slave labor. Ever since then, despite missing one of my favorite brands, I have not had any Ghiradelli. Were the company to commit to fair trade, I…Read More