The 9th fair trade principle is the promotion of fair trade (Rosette Network blog)
Brand feature Fair trade education

The 9th fair trade principle: promoting fair trade

Today we’re talking about the 9th fair trade principle, which is promoting fair trade. It’s the second in our countdown series of deep dives into the 10 principles of fair trade, set forth by the World Fair Trade Organzation! (If you missed the first post in this countdown series, start with the deep dive into the 10th fair trade principle here!) The 9th fair trade principle (promoting fair trade) is one of my favourites because it’s something I do a lot as a fair trade business! So without further ado,…

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Green Sunshine smoothie recipe on the Rosette Fair Trade blog (overhead shot of glasses)

Green Sunshine smoothie recipe with fair trade fruit!

I’m sharing my Green Sunshine smoothie recipe with you all today because it’s a special occasion: Fairtrade Month! Now, please understand that when I say this is a recipe, it’s a loose definition of the term. Perhaps a more accurate word would be a formula, for instance, where you can customize your smoothie to what you have on hand and what mood you’re in. And I love formulae, don’t you? 🙂 The reason I call it this smoothie Green Sunshine is because when you make it as written, it tastes…

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Fair trade fruit beyond bananas (assorted tropical fruit on a smoothie bowl)
Fair trade education Shopping guides

Fair trade fruit: beyond bananas!

When we think about fair trade fruit, often we do think of bananas. And there’s a good reason for that, which is that bananas are one of the original products that advocates were fighting for when the fair trade movement was still very young in Canada. Thankfully, now you can get Fairtrade Certified bananas from large grocery chains like Farm Boy (in Ontario) and IGA (in Quebec). I also hear that major groceries in BC are carrying them. (If I’m missing someone, apologies! Let me know where you get your…

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