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Jeff Goldman of FTRN

March 15, 2011

After recently posting about Fair Trade Resource Network’s (FTRN) recent webinar, Anti-Body had the thrill of actually meeting Executive Director, Jeff Goldman! Thanks to Joan Harper of Fair Trade LA, who hosted a meet-and-greet after the Expo West in Anaheim, members of FTLA and Fair Trade Pasadena were able to talk with Jeff about the Expo, FTRN, certification and the FT movement in the U.S.

We were super stoked to finally meet Jeff face-to-face after a couple years worth of countless emails, endless (!) conference calls and campaign collaborations (remember Fair Trade the White House?!).

A big thanks to Jeff for taking the time to visit our Fair Trade Towns committees and for the great work FTRN is doing in spreading awareness. Visit their site regularly for informative news and ways to engage in the fair trade movement. And remember, World Fair Trade Day is just around the corner (14 May 2011) and FTRN has great resources, ideas and free stuff!


How Little is Fair?

March 8, 2011

Recently, the Fair Trade Resource Network (FTRN) hosted webinar #106 on a subject near and dear to Anti-Body: Minimum Fair Trade Content Standards for Multi-ingredient Products.
Moderated by Jeff Goldman (FTRN’s Executive Director), Panelists included:

Dr. Bronner’s CEO, David Bronner

Fair Trade USA’s VP of Business Development and Marketing, Mary Jo Cook

Ben & Jerry’s Director of Social Mission, Rob Michalak

Fair Trade, USA recently upped their fairly traded ingredient percentage from 2% to 7%. How little is enough? That question and others are discussed (if not debated!) in this webinar (support FTRN with purchase of $5).


Where in the world is Anti-Body?

March 3, 2011

Hi folks! We haven’t gone away, we promise! Anti-Body wanted to take a little time to restructure & reformulate for greater percentages of fairly traded ingredients in our products. We appreciate your patience during this sabbatical, especially as it’s taken us a little longer than we expected to open back fully up for business. We’re nearly there and can’t wait to introduce our new product. Some things will have changed, others will remain the same. Overall, we guarantee to bring you the most fairly traded skincare products available on the market.

Thanks again for your patience and patronage.


The Anti-Body Crew

Fair Trade My Home Winners Announced!

May 27, 2010

Fair Trade My Home Contests

Big congratulations to…


Most Creative Fair Trade Message at Home – First Place

by Sara:

“We had a ball on World Fair Trade Day (Norman, OK).”

Most Creative Fair Trade Message at Home – Runner Up

by Sara:

“Fair Trade coffee from our local roaster, PRIMACAFE, is a favorite in Norman, OK!”

Most Fair Trade Product Types at Home – First Place

Fair Trade My Bedroom, by Beverly:

“Indian Subcontinent at home in Albuquerque, NM. Items are from Ten Thousand Villages, SERRV, or directly from the artisans who work with both organizations. I had the privilege of creating the photos while I was on a learning tour with Ten Thousand Villages to Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh.”

Most Fair Trade Product Types at Home – Runner Up

by Kelley:

“The wall hangings are all from Ten Thousand Villages, including the cloth on the couch, 6 pillows, rugs under the side tables , the black pots, table runner, wooden bowl and coffee beans. Also to the right, a round tablecloth on a round table with a kisii elephant and clay jars and book on India all from Ten Thousand Villages.”

Funniest Use of Fair Trade Goods at Home – First Place

by Michelle:

“Dr. Bronner’s use #19: Getting the kids clean after an afternoon of making mud pies. At our house, Dr. Bronner’s is all ONE or NONE!”

Funniest Use of Fair Trade Goods at Home – Runner Up

Cacao crazy in Norman, Oklahoma, by Sara

Most Beautiful Fair Trade Meal (by Individual) – First Place

“My fair trade Thanksgiving!!!”, by Samantha:

“Fair trade items from Ten Thousand Villages Red Bank, NJ: tablecloth, napkins, mirror, bowl, and tea light holders. And in the background I have a Rising Tide Fair Trade handbag!”

Most Beautiful Fair Trade Meal (by Individual) – Runner Up

Strawberry Meringue, by Ryan:

“So this is some strawberry meringue made from all Fair Trade ingredients.”

Most Beautiful Fair Trade Meal (by Organization) – First Place

by HumanKind Fair Trade:

“As founders of our local non-profit Fair Trade store, HumanKind Fair Trade, my children Nico and Téa are raised on chocolate chip cookies with Fair Trade sugar, vanilla, and Sweet Earth chocolate chips. (Also healthier things like Equal Exchange dried cranberries and pecans, Alter Eco quinoa and rice…..). Toys, decor, Anti-Body shampoo and conditioner and bath fizzies (my personal favorite)….Plus all of the beautiful people we meet here in SLO and the people we partner with all around the world….Fair trade enriches our home and opens our doors to families throughout the world.”

Most Beautiful Fair Trade Meal (by Organization) – Runner Up

by Joyce and Coco-Zen:

“Yummm… Coco-Zen Fair Trade chocolate truffles are a yummy way to Fair Trade our home!”

Most Fair Trade My Home Pledges (by Organization) – First Place

Catholic Relief Services got 344 pledges!

Most Fair Trade My Home Pledges (by Organization) – Runner Up

Ten Thousand Villages in Fredericksburg, VA, got 87 pledges.


Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream for a year!

Wholesome Sweeteners Gift Basket

Dr. Bronner’s Fair Trade & Organic Gift Basket

Anti-Body Fair Trade Body-Care Gift Basket

FTRN Books and Basket


Green America Prize Basket

Nueva Vida Fair Trade Cooperative

May 20, 2010

It was great to meet some of the women from Nueva Vida this past weekend! See  photos from the fun events by clicking on the photo to your left.

Join us along with Fair Trade Pasadena and Fair Trade South Pas throughout the weekend as we introduce Nueva Vida, a Nicaraguan Fair Trade Sewing Co-op!

Art by Dewey Tafoya (get your own T Shirt Sunday!)

Ten Thousand Villages on Saturday the 22nd from 1 – 4 pm at 567 S. Lake Ave.

Mennonite Church Sunday (23rd) morning at 11 am at 1041 N. Altadena Dr., Pasadena, CA 91107

Holy Family Catholic Church, South Pasadena for the Fair Trade South Pasadena Kick-off  Sunday the 23rd at 6:30 — 8pm.  1524 Fremont Ave in South Pasadena
TASTE free Fair Trade wine, coffee, and chocolate! MEET Nueva Vida, a Nicaraguan Fair Trade Sewing Co-op, and other Fair Traders in our community.  ENJOY music, live tee-shirt silk-screening with artist Dewey Tafoya (available for purchase), free Ben & Jerry’s Fair Trade Ice Cream and more. LEARN all about Fair Trade and the Fair Trade Towns movement in a relaxed friendly atmosphere! FIND out what Fair Trade is all about and which South Pasadena businesses feature Fair Trade products in their stores

World Fair Trade Day

April 30, 2010

Join Anti-Body for World Fair Trade Day

Resource Party!

Saturday May 8, 2010
12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Ten Thousand Villages Pasadena
567 S. Lake Ave.
Just in time to shop for Mother’s Day (May 9)
Want to help spread the word about fair trade? Forward this email to your friends or share this event on facebook.
Ten Thousand Villages Pasadena wants to help you transform your home into a fair trade home! Find out how at our World Fair Trade Day Resource Party. This event will help you build a plan for incorporating fair trade into your lifestyle by connecting you with the best fair trade products in home design, food and beverages, and skin care. Consult with experts, try out the products for yourself, and find out the difference fair trade makes.
Interior designer Jim White will give a short presentation at 12:45 and 3:30 and be available for the entire event for individual consultations.
Product demonstrations and samples will be available along with opportunities to win fair trade gift baskets.
– Live music
Win a year’s supply of Ben and Jerry’s!
Enter the fair trade your home contest and win.
Ben and Jerry’s ice cream has made a commitment this year to make the switch to exclusively fair trade ingredients in all of their ice creams.  To get the word out they are giving away a pint of ice cream a week to two winners in the fair trade your home photo contest.  To check out the categories and other prizes go here.
Capture all of the great Ten Thousand Villages items and other fair trade products in your home and represent fair trade in our area.
You have until May 15th to enter so spruce up your photo with some new items and ideas from our May 8th event!
Thank you for your continued support of our store’s mission. We hope you will visit soon!

Fair Trade Pasadena

April 13, 2010

Join the movement!