Fair trade coffee and why this classic still leads the way (featured)
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Fair trade coffee: why this classic still leads the way

Fair trade coffee is the best-known fair trade product out there. If you’ve ever mentioned fair trade to someone, there’s a good chance they responded with something like, “You mean like the coffee?” This well-known fair trade product is famous for a reason. This week we’ll talk about why drinking fair trade coffee makes such a huge difference, as well as how fair trade coffee has become the high-quality, delicious product it is! But first, this is the fourth post in a series about Fairtrade Month in Canada. If you…

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Cold brew green rooibos iced tea on Rosette Fair Trade
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Cold brew iced tea (easy!)

Is it getting super hot where you are? It’s getting warm in Ottawa, so we’ve started making our daily cold brew iced tea! Cold brew changed my life forever last summer. When I discovered it, I was like, “How have I never done this before? What have I been doing with my life?” Guys. It is so easy. Like, so easy you’ll think you must be doing it wrong because surely something delicious can’t come from so little work, right?! But it does. Customize it with any tea you like,…

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Fair trade tea - how is it made on the Rosette Network (featured)
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Fair trade tea: what’s behind your fave infusion?

Fair trade tea is a beautiful thing. It’s a good way to know how your favourite warm drink was produced, and feel even better about it. This is the third week of Fairtrade Month already! (Time flies when you’re trading fair!) Today I’m talking about fair trade tea. If you missed last week’s post on fair trade chocolate (cocoa), you can read that here: Fair trade chocolate: what it’s doing for women, children & the planet. And if you want to catch up on the week before that, where I…

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Fair trade chocolate - what it is doing for women children and the planet on Rosette Fair Trade
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Fair trade chocolate: what it’s doing for women, children & the planet

Fair trade chocolate may be a modern idea, but the growing and eating of cacao has enriched human lives for millennia. This week of Fairtrade Month, we’re looking at fair trade chocolate (cocoa). If you missed last week’s post on fair trade sugar, check it out here: Fair trade sugar makes Fairtrade Month extra sweet! It’ll give you a bit of extra background on sweet treats like chocolate. Today, I’m going to focus on chocolate, and there are a few reasons for that. One very timely reason is that Rosette…

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Fair trade sugar makes Fairtrade Month extra sweet!

Fair trade sugar isn’t usually considered the star of the fair trade movement, but maybe it should be! There’s no comparison to the light caramel flavour of golden cane sugar in your coffee, baked goods or even your favourite fair trade chocolate. Those beautiful, golden crystals of sweetness put the whole cane sugar vs white sugar debate to bed in a heartbeat. (But we’ll still talk about it briefly below.) For those who don’t already obsess over fair trade (like I do), May is Fairtrade Month. And for 2020, Fairtrade…

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Rosette Fair Trade one year anniversary (birthday) celebration during covid 19 at the Rosette Network
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Rosette celebrates its first birthday!

This week, Rosette celebrated its first birthday—that is, the one-year anniversary of its launch! This is a time of rejoicing and reflecting all at once, and I wanted to share some updates with Rosette’s amazing followers (like you!). 2019 was a big year for Rosette Fair Trade, and 2020 has proven to be even more amazing! And yet, I write this post under quarantine with the realization that these are stressful times for many folks. There’s a lot to think about, for sure. Keeping spirits up during the COVID-19 quarantine…

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Fair trade gifts for the holidays (Christmas stocking stuffers) on Rosette Fair Trade
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Fair trade gifts: your guide for the holidays!

It’s here: ideas for fair trade gifts just in time for the holidays, so that you can bring a little fair to the festivities! With just under 30 days left until Christmas day, even the most spontaneous of Christmas gift-givers need to start picking up those presents soon! Today we’re going to talk about the many ways that you can give fair trade gifts this holiday season, whether it’s quick stocking stuffers or extra special gifts. And if we miss something, let us know in the comments how you like…

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Working ethical trade into a vegan lifestyle guest post by EcoAnouk on Rosette Fair Trade
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Working ethical trade into a vegan lifestyle

The journey into veganism is a long and winding one – perhaps not for everyone, but it certainly has been for me. I’m still not completely settled into my vegan lifestyle and I definitely make mistakes every now and then. But that is expected, isn’t it? Lifestyle changes are hard. And an ethics-led lifestyle change may be more deliberate and abrupt, but it’s still not a walk in the park.  When you’re already focusing on living a vegan lifestyle, how can you add support for ethical practices into the mix…

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Top 6 fair trade clothing brands in Canada on Rosette Fair Trade (etik and co)
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Top 6 fair trade clothing brands in Canada

People ask me all the time what my top picks are when it comes to fair trade clothing brands. In the UK, there are tons, and I’m even seeing quite a few pop up in the US. Unfortunately, Canada doesn’t have nearly the same visibility. So today we’re going to change that! These are (in no particular order) my top 6 fair trade clothing brands in Canada. And in case you’re like me and love the convenience of online shopping, they’re all available for purchase online, too! If you’re not…

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Grannys vegan raisin spice cake recipe on Rosette Fair Trade (featured image alt 2)
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Granny’s (vegan) raisin spice cake

This vegan raisin spice cake from my Granny is from the 1940s. It’s vegan, but that’s totally on accident. In the 1940s, on account of scarcity brought on by the war, folks learned how to make all sorts of treats without rationed things like fresh eggs and butter. This is one of those recipes, and it’s just as delicious today as it was back then! And what a happy discovery it was when I realized that this spice cake is vegan! The trick to this cake is that you cook…

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