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Starbucks' Ethical Sourcing: Beans AND Talent

I read in the newspaper yesterday morning that Starbucks has achieved an incredible milestone for the ethical sourcing of virtually all its coffee – 99%! This means that more than 400 million pounds of coffee served globally meets really tough economic, environmental and social standards for growers from whom they buy their coffee. 332 more words

China Gorman

Rana Clothing: the rise of Aussie ethical fashion

Fair trade consumer goods are becoming more and more commonplace, and companies that manufacture and sell fair-trade 438 more words

Sustainable Development

What’s In a Name? Three Benefits of Own Brand

We’re taught name brands early and often. Have any doubt? Ask a child what he puts on his boo-boos, and you’ll probably hear “Band-Aid.” If the scrape was big enough to make him cry, he might have asked for Kleenex. 299 more words

Procurement Insights

Milking it?

Gone are the days of milk bottles on your doorstop delivered fresh every morning from the milkman. And in are the days where we can buy milk for less than a pound in some shops. 1,350 more words

Ethical Sourcing of Promotional Products, Part 2: A Customer’s Point of View

As a marketer and graphic designer, sourcing promotional products is part of my job. The goal is always the same—get the attention of your audience and leave a lasting impression. 340 more words

Big Picture: Ethical Sourcing of Promotional Products, Part 1

Seeing the big picture and understanding the connection between the things you buy and how they are made can change your life. My big picture moment came in my mid-20s after a speech by a UNITE (then the Union of Needle trades, Industrial and Textile Employees) organizer. 674 more words