Twice in nine months, labor inspectors found slave labor on Brazilian plantations where Starbucks buys its C.A.F.E. Practices certified coffee. Their in-house certification scheme claims “99% ethical coffee”, but it’s becoming more and more clear: These standards are glossing over a serious problem.
Instead of making real change, Starbucks is trying to rebrand forced labor and slavery-like conditions as “ethical.” But we won’t let them get away with it. Watch this video to learn more, then take action: Tell Starbucks: Drop Slave Labor, Choose Real Fair Trade!
“What’s the difference between all of these fair trade labels?” A new Guide exposes which standards that put farmers and workers first, and which are focused more on corporate marketing and PR.
Madewell and J.Crew launched a line of “Fair Trade Certified Denim” but there is one thing missing: the fair trade certified cotton. That’s why we’re calling on Madewell and their parent company J.Crew to stop fairwashing and commit to actually using fair trade cotton for their “Fair Trade Denim Jeans.”
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