Green Americans in India

Members of Chetna Organic Farmers Association

I recently traveled to India with the Multi-Stakeholder Group (MSG) that developed a Fair Trade pilot standard for garment manufacturing. Basically, we were in India to meet with Fair Trade producers along the clothing supply chain. To my surprise, who I ended up meeting, more than 8,000 miles from my home, was a group that truly embodies what Green America […]

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Finding eco-friendly clothing for back-to-school


Editorial intern Kara Turtinen explores how children’s clothes are made, and discovers what to look for, and what to avoid, when purchasing for back-to-school. From her article in the latest Green American: Items made from sustainable fibers are the safest and Earth-friendliest clothing for kids and adults. Here’s what to look for: Organic cotton: Organic cotton is grown without the […]

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Fair Trade Footwear and Fashion

NEW Fair Trade rubber rain boots

Think you can’t find Fair Trade footwear? Think again. From the Fair Trade latex in the soles of these sneakers, to the sustainably harvested organic cotton uppers, to the final fair-wage manufacturing facility in Pakistan, Autonomie Fair Trade sneakers are a model of fair sourcing. “Social entrepreneurship has been a passion of mine since my senior year of college,” says […]

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