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Don’t Swallow Delingpole’s Kool-Aid Flavored Coffee

Yesterday afternoon, James Delingpole e-mail blasted his latest of 365 Ways to Drive a Liberal Crazy:

218. On being served Fair Trade coffee, take a sip, then spit it out in horror and disgust. Gag: “My God! This is Fair Trade! Don’t you know I never do Fair Trade stuff? Fair Trade is evil.” Explain [...]

She Asked, Does ShopJustice sell Fair Trade Clothing?

She asked me this question, looking through the catalog of inappropriately skimpy clothing for girls who haven’t had their first period. She pointed at the “tribal-inspired fashion” and said she would especially like some of those bandeau tops for her daughter, but wanted to “save the planet” too.

As my wife asked open questions and [...]

Combined Political and Overseas Donation: World of Good Development Organization

When you buy one of our sweatshop-free t-shirts, you do more than spread a liberal political message across your chest. For every shirt we sell, we pledge to donate $1 to a progressive political cause and to send another $1 to someone starting up a small self-administered enterprise in the developing world.

This month, we’re [...]

Let T-Shirt Monster Know You Want Control Over the Shirts You Sell

T-Shirt Monster is a Canadian company that prints graphic designs on t-shirts and ships them out to customers on demand. For every t-shirt that T-Shirt Monster sells, the person who came up with the graphic design on the shirt gets a commission, making the print-on-demand model a good way for designers and T-Shirt Monster to [...]

Econscious President Claims Fair Trade Status. I Look Forward to the Proof.

[To find a full set of Irregular Times articles on Econscious, click here.]

You may have seen here yesterday an article by the name of “Be Wary of CafePress’ New Line of Econscious T-Shirts.” The article researched CafePress’ claim that Econscious is an apparel provider “affiliated with sustainable organizations and fair trade practices.” Econscious openly [...]

Congratulate Cadbury on Partially Moving to Fair Trade Chocolate

Adrienne Fitch-Frankel of Global Exchange details the conditions still present in cocoa fields:

The slave trade in the West African cocoa fields, which regularly produces in the neighborhood of 70% of the world’s cocoa, led to public outrage after a series of media reports nearly a decade ago revealed the extent of abusive child labor [...]

Lucuma Gift Given Three Times

This owl ornament is a reminder to me that the decisions we make about what to buy and where to buy it have the potential to result in a series of gifts or a series of curses. [...]

Prognosticator Mitt Romnifies the Future Again

Once and future presidential candidate Mitt Romney trots over to Fortune Magazine to give President-Elect Barack Obama some helpful advice free of charge, peering into the future with his penetrating vision in order to unveil the shape of things to come:

I can only hope the President abandons the populist current, which seems to be [...]

CafePress adds new American Apparel T-Shirt to its Line.

I just got off the phone with a representative of CafePress who informs me that (following up on plans it had announced last month) the print-on-demand company is now offering a new line of Junior Jersey T-Shirts, replacing an old line that was not made in the demonstrably sweatshop-free conditions that American Apparel maintans. The [...]