Fair Trade

FAIR TRADE EVENT OCT. 11 IN LA MESA OFFERS SHOPPING “WITH JOY AND PURPOSE”

September 25, 2015 (La Mesa)—A Fair Trade gift faire in La Mesa on October 11 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. will offer hand-crafted baskets, jewelry clothing accessories, chocolate, coffee, tea and more.  Fair Trade certification means artisans and farmers in the poorest areas of the world receive fair, livable wages for their product or ingredients, offer the public “socially responsible” shopping.

WORLD FAIR TRADE DAY CELEBRATION IN LA MESA MAY 11

Celebration Aims to Get 100,000 to Support Fair Trade

May 1, 2013 (La Mesa) - La Mesa Fair Trade and San Diego Fair Trade will hold a Fair Trade Day on Saturday, May 11 in celebration of World Fair Trade Day. N. Americans will gather from May 4-19, to invite friends, coworkers and neighbors to participate in Fair Trade activities for World Fair Trade Day, the largest Fair Trade event of the year. Participants will support trade justice and celebrate the producers, businesses and advocates who practice Fair Trade.

READER’S EDITORIAL: COUNCIL CHOOSES NOT TO ENDORSE PREFERENTIAL SALE OF SOME COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS OVER OTHERS

 

By Kristin Kjaero

 

October 13, 2011 (La Mesa) -- Re: "Reader’s Editorial: The Shame of La Mesa -- Council Votes Against Fair Trade, Bows to Corporate Interests Over Helping People," in which Meg Jensen expressed her disappointment at their decision to decline a proposal by the Fair Trade Towns USA ("FTT").

 

READER'S EDITORIAL: THE SHAME OF LA MESA--COUNCIL VOTES AGAINST FAIR TRADE, BOWS TO CORPORATE INTERESTS OVER HELPING PEOPLE


“The City, on its own website, already supports many initiatives that show preference to some businesses over others—and rightly so, to promote the public good… Where were the so-called pro-life members of the council last night? Why, casting their votes on behalf of companies represented by an out-of-town Chamber of Commerce instead of showing compassion for unborn babies, children and families.”
 

By Meg Jensen
 

October 13, 2011 (La Mesa) – La Mesa’s City Council fell one vote short last night of joining major cities and small towns across America in becoming a “Fair Trade Towns USA” city. The resolution would not have cost the city a penny. It would, however, have enabled consumers to have information on retailers in La Mesa who have voluntarily agreed to carry at least two fair trade products certified to have been made without the use of child labor, slavery, or use of dangerous chemicals that harm workers and their unborn children.

HOLIDAY ALTERNATIVE GIFT FAIR: LA MESA NOV. 14

 

November 12, 2010 (La Mesa) – Savor fair trade coffee while perusing products from fair-trade artisans around the world at the La Mesa Holiday Alternative Gift Fair. The event will be held on Sunday, November 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church, 7710 El Cajon Blvd., La Mesa in the parish hall.

FAIR TRADE MENORAHS TO LIGHT UP YOU HOLIDAYS

 

November 4, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) --–Ten Thousand Villages, a fair trade retailer with 75 locations across the country and online at www.tenthousandvillages.com, offers uniquely handcrafted menorahs from India and Mexico. Made from materials like bicycle gears and ceramic, these menorahs add interest to traditional Hanukkah celebrations.