Sunday, January 13, 2013

Follow Fair Trade Chronicles through Mexico & Central America

Art and information at the site of the Acteal massacre in Chiapas, Mexico
I encountered fair trade while traveling through Latin America more than a dozen years ago.   Two colleagues, Chris Treter of Higher Grounds, and Matt Early of Just Coffee, happen to be retracing some of the steps I took in an effort to talk with farmers about the ethos and impact of fair trade. The endeavor is called Fair Trade Chronicles generating multi-media insights into the life of farming communities.

I have been thoroughly enjoying the opportunity to reminisce and to reflect on current realities fair traders face. Although the trip itself ends January 14, 2013 you can retroactively follow their postings and video as you await the documentary that will be produced, Connected by Coffee, as a result of the trip.


  1. Hi Jackie, I've been reading your blog and I love that you've been trying to build awareness for this topic that is gaining more momentum. I'm wondering if you could contact me. I am working with a company who is launching an application called --- which looks for Fair Trade Chocolocate. Please let me know if you have a chance to chat and I'll send you my email deets.


    1. Hi Hessie, Please send me your email off-line to and we can set up a time to talk.