Our campus is bringing in another corporate partner to operate the bookstore. We would like to make some recommendations to this new company.
What Fair Trade products have success selling in your campus store or bookstore?
Let’s work together!
What obstacles has your campaign faced while trying to source Fair Trade products?
Any tips for speaking to outlet managers? Any recommendations?
Please provide any insight below and let’s work out any problems together.
What specific questions or needs do you have to move forward with specific goals?
Any specific areas of training, resources, education needed?
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?
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?