Rosette: the podcast

Rosette: the podcast

Yeah, we're judging businesses. And you should, too! Ethical consumerism is possible, but first we have to name the problem. Nobody wants shoes made by children in sweat shops. (Or at least nobody good does.) Nobody (good) wants to fuck up the planet more than we already have. So let's talk about what it looks like to ask questions about the products we buy, and make sure that we're putting our money where our values are. Or else we'll judge you, too. Just saying. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/rosette. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rosette. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Episodes

June 9, 2022 47 mins

Today, Lia chats about economy of scale (also called economies of scale) and what it might look like in practice. She covers ways in which being a large business gives you a leg up, and how the big fish exploit that even further. If you aren't convinced to support small businesses after this episode, we're pretty sure this isn't the podcast for you. Just saying!


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MegaCorp podcast by Jake Hanrahan: https://podcasts.ap...

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This special episode is a Q+A session with Lia (the host of Rosette: the podcast). She'll answer all your burning questions, from why she started this podcast to begin with, to why marketing fair trade foods as "healthy" options isn't her cup of tea. Plus, if you're in Ontario, it's voting day! Be sure you head to the polls to make your voice heard!


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Rosette Fair Trade store (to see how product listing descriptions a...

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May 26, 2022 34 mins

Today, Lia takes you through what direct trade means (and doesn't), as well as its relationship to fair trade. She'll talk about how they're sort of like cousins, and how direct trade is, like, almost exactly like goat's milk. (No, seriously!) Lia also makes an announcement that things are going to be changing around here! Mostly, you can now expect weekly (rather than daily) episodes that are a little more in-depth. Check back eve...

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May 19, 2022 19 mins

In the tenth (and final) part of our 10-part series on the 10 principles of fair trade, Lia discusses the tenth principle: respect for the environment! She'll do her best to explain the various types of rules around agriculture in particular, as well as how more case-by-case situations might be treated. Lia also reminds listeners of the upcoming Q&A, so if you have burning questions, be sure to end them in via email (podcast@rosett...

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May 18, 2022 19 mins

In the ninth part of our 10-part series on the 10 principles of fair trade, Lia discusses the ninth principle: promoting fair trade! She'll do her best to explain the various players in the fair trade movement, and outline what each of them does to promote fair trade. Lia also announces an upcoming Q&A, so if you have burning questions, be sure to end them in via email (podcast@rosettenetwork.com) or DM @RosetteNetwork on FB or Ins...

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May 17, 2022 16 mins

In the eighth part of our 10-part series on the 10 principles of fair trade, we discuss the eighth principle: capacity building! Lia will go over what that means, exactly, and give a couple of quick examples of producers who have exemplified this principle with a little support from their friends! Plus, don't forget to check out our socials for the Equifruit collab we're running this week—especially if you've been eyeing things in ...

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Today Lia speaks with Kim Chackal from Equifruit, who knows a thing or two about Fairtrade Certified bananas! She takes Lia through the recent successes that Equifruit has had, some of the challenges of being such banana badasses, and how Equifruit plans to achieve World Fairtrade Banana Domination(TM)! Full of interesting info and lots of laughs, you won't want to miss this episode! And be sure to listen until the end because ther...

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May 13, 2022 24 mins

In a super fun episode full of laughs, Lia and her good friend, Eileen Si Chen, sit down and chat about ethical consumption, Costco love and horrifying mug shots (plus much more)! With tons of fair trade experience under her belt, Eileen has no illusions that fair trade is perfect, but she knows nothing is and it's still close to her heart. Between her time at the University of Windsor chapter of Engineers Without Borders, voluntee...

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We've got a real treat today: an interview with Julie Francoeur, the CEO of Fairtrade Canada! Full of 13 years' worth of experience in the fair trade community, Julie brings an amazing amount of knowledge into this interview. We discuss everything from the best books on bananas to where Fairtrade Canada is going in the years to come. Join us to learn more, and don't forget to visit Fairtrade Canada at the link below to learn more a...

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May 11, 2022 15 mins

Content note: today's episode discusses child abuse. Please take care while listening.


In the seventh part of our 10-part series on the 10 principles of fair trade, it's time to talk conditions! (Good working conditions, that is!) Lia will go over what good working conditions look like under fair trade, and assure you that we don't need perfection. (After all, nobody's perfect!) We just...you know...don't want a nine-year-old cl...

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In the sixth part of our 10-part series on the 10 principles of fair trade, Lia discusses the sixth principle: commitment to non-discrimination, gender equity and women's empowerment and freedom of association. It's a mouthful, but basically what it means is that fair trade doesn't like discrimination, it definitely likes women, and it absolutely loves unions!


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Kuapa Kokoo: https://kuapakokoo.com/


Buy Divine Choco...

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May 9, 2022 42 mins

For the 5th principle of fair trade (no child labour or forced labour), Lia has a special guest! Eli chats with Lia about how terrible the world is (human trafficking, child abuse and all those nasties), and some companies that are making a difference. They definitely tell a lot of anecdotes and go on a few tangents, but we think it turned out to be a pretty good time overall. And don't forget to check out the resources for fair tr...

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May 6, 2022 16 mins

Welcome to part 4 of 10 of the series on the 10 principles of fair trade! The fourth principle of fair trade is payment of a fair price, which Lia will get into lots of detail about (and fangirl a bit, let's be honest). This principle is a backbone standard in any fair trade organization, because it makes the other principles of fair trade possible.


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The World Fair Trade Organization's 10 principles of fair trade (PD...

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May 5, 2022 19 mins

In a slightly more comedic twist, today we return to our 10-part series on the 10 principles of fair trade! Welcome to part 3, on the 3rd principle: fair trading practices. Lia will take you through what this principle means and give some examples of why it matters. Plus, she'll give you an anecdote about a feisty student she taught when she was a professor!


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The World Fair Trade Organization's 10 principles of fair ...

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We're pausing our series on the 10 principles of fair trade to check in with Erin Bird from Fair Trade Calgary! Our first interview so far, Erin was kind (and brave) enough to answer all of Lia's burning questions, from which emoji she uses most to just how often she dons a banana suit! (And somewhere in there, there's stuff about the important work she's doing, of course.) Check out the resources below to follow, join or learn mor...

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May 3, 2022 22 mins

Welcome to part 2 in a 10-part series on the 10 principles of fair trade! Today's episode discusses the second principle: transparency and accountability. Lia will take you through what this principle means and give some examples of why it matters.


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The World Fair Trade Organization's 10 principles of fair trade (PDF): https://wfto.com/sites/default/files/WFTO%20-10%20Principles%20%20of%20Fair%20Trade%20%282017%29.pd...

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Welcome to part 1 in a 10-part series on the 10 principles of fair trade! Today's episode discusses the first principle: creating opportunities for economically disadvantaged producers. Lia will take you through what this means and give some examples of why it matters.


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The World Fair Trade Organization's 10 principles of fair trade (PDF): https://wfto.com/sites/default/files/WFTO%20-10%20Principles%20%20of%20Fair%20...

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May 1, 2022 19 mins

On today's show, Lia gives an introduction to fair trade as a consumer movement and discusses why we need fair trade in the first place.


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Reference guide on fair trade labels: https://rosettefairtrade.com/fair-trade-products/

(Includes links to the various organizations' websites)


Documentary on child labour in the cocoa industry: "The Dark Side of Chocolate" (2010)

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April 30, 2022 42 secs

This is Rosette: the Podcast where we’re judging businesses—HARD. I’m Lia and I’ll have guests on to talk about ethical business practices, who’s making the good decisions, and who really needs to clean up their act. Every episode, you’ll learn about decisions you can make as an informed consumer, so that you can put your money where your values are. 


So if you think kids should be in school, not working in sweatshops—


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