Fair Trade Firm Aims Way Beyond Coffee

Fair Trade First is another great company idea. (website here). Most people are familiar with the idea of “Fair Trade Coffee” wherin coffee buyers are ensured that their cofee was grown in a sustainable manner and that decent wages were paid to the workers. Well, there’s a lot more than coffee out there, and this UK based firm aims to help companies and individuals find out all about it. They offer a totally free service to companies wishing to buy certified goods for the company kitchen – in return for a commission from suppliers. They insist that more often than not, going “fair trade” is less expensive than one might think.
thx DK!

Nick Aster is a new media architect and the founder of TriplePundit.com

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Prior to TriplePundit Nick worked for Mother Jones magazine, successfully re-launching the magazine's online presence. He worked for TreeHugger.com, managing the technical side of the publication for 3 years and has also been an active consultant for individuals and companies entering the world of micro-publishing. He earned his stripes working for Gawker Media and Moreover Technologies in the early days of blogging.

Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.

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