Fair Trade Media
In this section, we will compile interesting fair trade videos and other media that we come across. We hope you get a greater understanding of what fair trade is and how it is viewed around the world through the eyes of different people involved in it.
What is Handmade Expressions?
A video that introduces Handmade Expressions!
Handmade Expressions Talk at Google: Fighting poverty through trade
Manish Gupta, our founder, made a presentation at the Google headquarters, explaining to the socially conscious employees how they can help the world through Fair Trade.
Trade As One Fair Trade Campaign
A Trade As One video for a holiday campaign that greatly illustrates Fair Trade.
Kutch – a Handmade Expressions visit
This is a video of one of our trips to the Kutch region of Gujarat, India.
See how Handmade Expressions paper is made!
Message from TransFair USA on Ben & Jerry’s going full Fair Trade
BBC Interview with Ben & Jerry on their ice cream going full Fair Trade
Fair Trade – The Story
Fair Trade Certification empowers farmers and farm workers to lift themselves out of poverty by investing in their farms and communities, protecting the environment, and developing the business skills necessary to compete in the global marketplace. Watch this video from TransFair USA and EQ TV as they explain this:
Fair Trade Defined
From Link TV:
Pura Vida: Coffee Profits Children
PURA VIDA COFFEE is a fair trade and organic coffee company. This is an interesting video that shows you how they help their producers and their children:
Note: Originally we had linked to EQ.tv but their site is down for remodeling.
Pura Vida Fair Trade Coffee
A great video from Pura Vida Coffee explaining how fair trade helps different people:
Fair Trade: The Story
EQ.tv made an original production called “Fair Trade: The Story”. Check it out to learn about the impact of fair trade in the world:
AgroFair Oke Fair Trade Fruit
Make Trade Fair
Oxfam America and Make Trade Fair teamed up to send Coldplay’s Chris Martin to Africa to see firsthand the extreme poverty endured by so many and how fair trade in these areas can improve the lives of those who live and work there. For more information, visit Oxfam America .
Trade As One Story
Trade As One is a company that follows many of the same ideals as Handmade Expressions. This video embodies what they stand for, which is very similar to our values.
Ants that moved mountains
This is the story of a woman sowing cooperative in Nicaragua. It’s a great example of how fair trade has helped a community get out of poverty, rebuild after a hurricane (Mitch, 1998), and escape the vicious cycle of sweat shops.
Fair Trade Commercial in the UK
The following is an interesting commercial ran in the UK. Europe is a lot more conscious about fair trade than North America, and there is much we can learn from them:
Oxfam has a collection of very impacting advertisements. You can see it here:
Voice of a Mountain Documentary
Voice of a Mountain is a video documentary of the lives of rural Guatemalan coffee farmers who took up arms against their government in a civil war that lasted 36 years. This documentary explores Guatemala’s dark history from the perspective of those who saw armed revolution as their only hope for change in a poverty-ridden nation under years of military dictatorship. Ex-combatants talk about the bleak reality of the country that led to their involvement in the war, and the response of genocide from the Guatemalan government against its people. The documentary gives insight into their motives for joining an armed conflict as interviews reveal personal accounts of struggle, hope, tragedy, and the fruits of their resistance.
Read more at http://www.voiceofamountain.com
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An excerpt of a Canadian documentary on where bananas come from. It would be a great idea to check out the entire movie!
Trade Craft in Bangladesh
Fair trade enthusiast Elaine Willmore travelled to Bangladesh to visit some of Traidcraft’s producers who make the products she sells from a stall in her church. Elaine, a cancer researcher, was keen to find out for herself whether fair trade really makes a difference to the lives of the producers.
Just Shirts Fair Trade Clothing – El Salvador
Fair Trade clothing Cooperative El Salvador, made up mostly of single mothers. “JUSTSHIRTS is the creative offspring of the academic, activist, social justice and union communities located in Calgary, Alberta and Toronto, Ontario. In our travels to Central America as researchers from the University of Calgary, we were overwhelmed by both the lack of economic opportunities for women and by the energy, enthusiasm and optimism that these same people had to improve their lives. These experiences as well as our conversations about blackspot sneakers, capitalism, consumption, maquiladoras, social responsibility and sweatshops, convinced us that there is a better way!”
Hope For Women Fair Trade Cards
New England Cable News aired a feature story about Hope for Women’s unique products and fair trade mission.
Partners for Just Trade
Why is your Fair Trade purchase important? It makes real change in the lives of many people.
PJT and Green America present, Resonating Change: Connecting Communities through Fair Trade, a three week tour with two artisans from Peru. Visit www.FairTradeTour.org for more information.