Tag Archives: Fair Trade


‘Do the thing that is yours to do’: Summit asks student leaders to connect local actions with international impact

Thinking globally while acting locally has always been a critical component of the mission for Creighton University’s Schlegel Center for Service and Justice. For three days in July, a quartet of Creighton students took part in Catholic Relief Services’ third biennial Student Ambassador Leaders Together (SALT) Summit at the CRS headquarters in Baltimore and in [...]

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This is Where it Gets Real: The Challenge of Fair Labor

By Jocelyn Wu, ‘12 “This is where it gets real.” Jim Keady’s words challenge both Nike, the corporation, and Creighton, the Jesuit university. Keady’s interest in justice for workers began as a graduate theology project at St. John’s University where he coached soccer.  After researching Nike’s labor conditions, he decided to find out things for [...]


Alta Gracia: The Power of Business Redefined

By Carissa Smith This past semester I had the opportunity to visit the Alta Gracia factory, in Villa Alta Gracia,  as an Encuentro Dominicano student studying abroad in the Dominican Republic. If you don’t know anything about the factory here’s a little background: It is the first ever college apparel factory to pioneer a business [...]


Socially Responsible Investment

Fair Trade Fair trade “is a system of trade based on direct relationships and partnerships between buyers in the global north and producing communities in developing countries” (Co-op America). Fair trade ensures that farmers and artisans who produce the goods receive a fair and just wage for their work. Fair Trade also ensures that the [...]