Outta Sight, Outta Mind? Who’s Behind Our Products

Mar 13, 2017 | 11:00am – 12:00pm CT
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Fair Trade certification is changing lives by making us re-think how we source, produce, and buy goods. Most are familiar with Fair Trade coffee or chocolate - but thankfully, Fair Trade Certification extends far beyond that into craft, apparel, and home décor. It’s time we ask ourselves where and how our apparel and home goods are made. Patagonia, West Elm, and others are working closely with Fair Trade USA to ask the hard questions, and demand that we do better.

Learn the importance, challenges and opportunities of becoming Fair Trade Certified, and the impact that every purchase can make on the lives of factory workers. We can’t afford to turn a blind eye.

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Artist Wristband, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Beginner