Fair for All is a guide for understanding and embracing the interconnectedness of today’s world. I hope to empower individuals to make responsible choices that honor our connection to each other and the planet.
Together we believe:
- Each of us has a responsibility to respect and honor our seven billion neighbors
- Caring for people and caring for the planet are one and the same
- Consumers have the power to influence corporations
- Individual actions have the power to change the world
Julia Spangler, Editor in Chief
I’ve been pursuing a more ethical lifestyle since 2008—that’s when I learned that sweatshops, forced labor, and human trafficking still exist on a staggering scale. Changing my habits has been a gradual process, and over the years I’ve gained insight into the realities of the globalized economy as well as practical knowledge on how to live in a way that does less harm to the people with whom we share the globe. That’s what I hope to share with you here.
My passion for living responsibly also inspired me to become a sustainable events consultant, helping companies and organizations identify practical ways to reduce the environmental footprint of their events.
Bethany Daugherty, Contributor
My journey toward more ethical purchasing habits is inspired by a Dr. Seuss quote: “Even though you can’t hear them or see them at all, a person’s a person, no matter how small.” I can’t hear or see or know the people who are at the other end of the goods that I consume, but I can’t pretend they don’t exist. In 2016, I’m choosing to take responsibility for every dollar I spend and committing to not purchase any new items of clothing unless they are fair trade.