• Lindsay Rootare

Episode 10: Seeing is Believing with The New York City Fair Trade Coalition


On Episode 10 of The Hand Me Up Club, Andrea Reyes and Natalia Cerqueira from the NYC Fair Trade Coalition stop by to talk about the role of fair trade in the fashion industry and the future of the Fair Trade Coalition within the sustainable fashion industry. Learn how the Coalition's swap closet is evolving into a sustainable fashion community center that encourages the upcycling, repairing and recycling of clothing and supports consumers and local small businesses.


Andrea also talks about how she’s branched out to teach others how to start their own fashion coalition/brand and gives conscious consumers tips on how to incorporate fair trade choices into their everyday lives.


A few other things mentioned:

A.Bernadette

Trade blocks with Canada/Mexico (North American Free Trade Agreement)

Fair Trade Certified Factories

NYCFTC Eventbrite

Andrea’s Textbook on Apparel Costing

Threads of Habit

Athleta B Corp items


Find Andrea and Natalia at NYCFTC.com, @nycfairtrade, or you can stop by in real life and join the community at any of their (many) events!


Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Stitcher!

The Hand Me Up Club is hosted by Lindsay Rootare.

Engineered by Adam Zucker

Editing by Caitlin Correa of CC Media