Often when we learn of a new business, especially such as a coffee shop, we find that they may be well into the process of deciding on their coffee source. I’m thinking it would be good to have an introductory packet to get to the owners as they make their decisions and plans. Does any one have such a packet that is doing a good job in encouraging offering Fair Trade products. If so, would you be willing to share.
I am interested in how I would go about getting fair trade handicrafts, gifts, etc. in our college bookstore. I know other fair trade colleges have these types of products such as lanyards, shirts, scarves, etc. from organizations like Mayan Hands and Alta Gracia (which I know we have Alta Gracia shirts). I am trying to incorporate products from Jolom Mayaetik, the cooperative that one of my professors works with from Chiapas, Mexico. I know that most bookstores on campuses may have specific vendors they have contracts with and it may interfere with those contracts.
We are looking for good books, movies, and otherwise to stock in our university bookstore. Does anyone have a good reading list?
Word on the street is that SUNY Geneseo will be getting a Tim Hortons on campus within the next year and half. Has anyone had any experience working on fair trade specifically with Tim Hortons? Or maybe even advice about working with Starbucks that could relate?
Are there any fair trade companies you have worked with to get fair trade apparel? What are some of the ways you have been able to get fair trade apparel on your campus?