Archive for March, 2010

Easter Update

March 20, 2010

My apologies for the silent blog and twitter account as of late. I’m one of those sorts that can’t focus on more that one project at a time, and for the first two months of the year, my attentions were turned toward a design project for Acholi Beads, a fair trade jewelry company working with an amazing group of women in Uganda. So many good things are going on there, I hope you’ll take a minute to check it out!

And though it’s not chocolate related, I would love for you to check out a blog post that I had the opportunity to write for them, and hopefully get an idea of what sort of a difference dignified and fairly compensated work can make in someone’s life. After being in Uganda and spending time with people who are affected positively by fair business practices, I am now thoroughly convinced that supporting businesses that support their workers is a very real and important way to create a positive impact in our world.

That said, Global Exchange has put together an excellent list of ways to get involved in justice issues within the chocolate industry- from shopping to advocacy. I hope you’ll get involved, and remember to find @bakeitforward on Twitter for some last minute Easter candy shopping tips.