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Ten Thousand Villages Boise loves The Fair Trade movie

Friday, January 9th, 2009

From Ten Thousand Villages in Boise, Idaho:

We have received the film and have been showing it in the store. It has really impacted some of our customers, staff and volunteers very positively. Thank you for allowing us to get the word out.

Anna

We’re glad that you are enjoying it! Please make sure to tell customers that they can buy the DVD online to share with their friends. And thanks for letting us know — the stories of lives being changed by The Fair Trade are what gives us the most satisfaction of making this movie.


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Thanks for coming!

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

Thanks to everyone who came to the Conscientious Projector screening of The Fair Trade movie. Tamara said the Q&A afterwards was lively, with lots of great questions.

We’ll keep you posted on upcoming events for the movie. And remember, the DVD is available for purchase, and it makes a great Christmas present!

Screening tonight, more love for Anti-Body

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

The Fair Trade movie will be screening as part of the Armory’s Conscientious Projector series. Refreshments!

Details:
When: Thursday, December 11
What Time: 7 p.m.
Where: The Armory Center for the Arts
145 N Raymond Ave
Pasadena, CA 91103

We also saw a really nice write-up (and review of several Anti-Body products) on the Victoria-E blog. Thanks for the mention!

The Fair Trade movie’s impact on lives

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

The Fair Trade movie director Lauralee Farrer received an e-mail from someone in India today:

I am writing to you from Bangalore, India. I was in NY a couple of days ago and picked up a copy of The Fair Trade while browsing at this little offbeat movie store called Kim’s Video. I saw it last night and i have no words—touching and inspiring is the least I can say for the want of words.

I have always been absorbed by fair trade … it has been my great wish and desire to engage with this or sometime now and i really did not know where to begin till last night.

Thanks! We love hearing stories of how the movie is changing people’s lives…


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Talking about Fair Trade

Sunday, November 30th, 2008

This doesn’t have much to do with The Fair Trade movie, but we have a relationship with Pasadena’s Ten Thousand Villages store, so I thought some of our readers might like to know about this upcoming event. From the Pasadena Star News:

Sam Bills, manager of Pasadena’s nonprofit Ten Thousand Villages store, will present “Fair Trade: For the People and the Planet,” a discussion on how fair trade benefits artisans and small-scale producers while preserving natural resources.

The program will begin at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 3rd, at the Eaton Canyon Nature Center, 1750 N. Altadena Drive.

The program is sponsored by the Pasadena Sierra Club. It is free and open to everyone.

For more information, call 626-791-7660.


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AsiaSpa magazine profiles Tamara Johnston McMahon

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

AsiaSpa article on Tamara Johnston from The Fair Trade movie, page 1Tamara Johnston, the subject of the 2008 documentary The Fair Trade, is interviewed in this article from AsiaSpa magazine. The article describes the events that led to Tamara’s decision to start Anti-Body, a fair-trade skincare business, with her twin sister Shelby and Shelby’s husband Steve, as well as the values that shape their business and their hope to change the world:

AsiaSpa article on Tamara Johnston from The Fair Trade movie, page 2Tamara says her own experience around death is that it has taught her how to find meaning in the time she has here. “It has taught me not to sweat the trivialities so much and it continues to teach me that life can be good. What a blessing to come out of so much pain. With death comes life. It is as natural as birth yet, we live in a culture that avoids talking about it seriously. I hope that by being open about it, I encourage others to find freedom in doing the same.”

Awesome, Tamara. Thanks for sharing your journey with us!


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Anti-Body getting nationwide coverage

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

Anti-Body bath fizzersAnti-Body, the company that Tamara started with her twin sister Shelby and Shelby’s husband Steve, is getting some pretty cool coverage these days, for their fair-trade and eco-friendly products. These bath fizzers seem to really catch everyone’s eyes, because they have been featured on World of Good, Bella Sugar, and even Oprah.com!

This is a good time of year for thinking about holidays gifts, and Anti-Body products make great, thoughtful, earth-friendly gifts that give back to the communities that supplied the raw ingredients.

Another great gift is the movie The Fair Trade, which comes out on DVD this week!


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The Fair Trade movie mentioned at Green Eco Services

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

Thanks for the link: Green Eco Services has added our blog as a resource for people interested in Fair Trade. We continue our desire to keep tabs on fair trade developments and philosophy, but right now we’re so excited about the movie’s DVD release this week that we’re not thinking about much else. We’ll come back to talking about global issues really soon!


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EcoSalon mention, more stores

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

EcoSalon posted about Anti-Body and The Fair Trade movie here. Thanks for the mention!

We are seeing the DVD pop up in more and more online stores in anticipation of the rollout on November 18. Exciting!


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The Fair Trade screening in Chicago on October 22, 2008

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

oxfam-fairtrade-08-10-22To continue spreading the word about fair trade, Africa, global justice, and cool awesome skincare products, our wonderful Tamara Johnston McMahon is traveling to Chicago next week to participate in a screening of The Fair Trade movie. The screening is sponsored by the Student Trade Justice Campaign and Oxfam at Loyola University Chicago. Here are the details:

The Fair Trade movie screening
Wednesday, October 22, 2008, at 7 p.m.
Crown Center Auditorium
6525 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, IL 60626
followed by a Q&A with producer Tamara Johnston McMahon


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