Alter Eco is a team of fair trade visionaries and food-loving explorers on a mission to connect consumers to farmers and their honest foods. They offer high quality, fairly traded foods such as Thai Purple Jasmine Rice, Bolivian Red Quinoa Real, South African Rooibos Tea, Ethiopian Moka Harrar Coffee, Unrefined Cane Sugar, and traditional Swiss chocolate bars made with Fair Trade ingredients from distant corners of the World. All products are farmed sustainably and ethically traded, providing fair prices through direct trading with the most marginalized farmers.
Car sharing seems like a simple enough idea, but there's a reason that ZipCar has become the leader for cars on demand. It's not just about less cars, less congestion and less pollution, it's about understanding why those things are a problem, and finding sustainable solutions. Their industry’s gold standard service allows members 24/7 access to thousands of cars around the globe. Their passionate team of “ambassadors for change” is constantly looking for ways to make car sharing easier, faster and better in order to give regular people—young and old, business types and family types—the freedom to live life.
Sweet Spud produces children's apparel that spreads messages of love, peace and enlightenment in an earth-friendly fashion. Employing only fair labor, their inspiring chrildren's clothing collection is consciously crafted of GOTS Certifed Organic Cotton. Every facet of the line is eco-friendly, from recycled hangtags to water-based inks. From soil to shelf, Sweet Spud is true to the Earth.
Pocket Disc was born out the creative mind of Savanna Groft. Unintentionally developed from a third grade school project, Pocket Discs have developed into a thriving business through the skilled assistance of cooperatives of Guatemalan women who are paid fair wage for their beautiful work. Every Pocket Disc is unique as they are handmade, and they are safe to use in play for almost all ages. At Green Festival, Pocket Disc will be collecting donations of gently worn shoes for Soles4Souls!
A long-time Green Festival favorite, Mr. Ellie Pooh LLC is an eco-friendly, Fair Trade company the crafts exotic gifts and paper made partially out of elephant poo!
Elephants in Sri Lanka are being killed at an alarming rate. It is Mr. Ellie Pooh’s mission to reduce some of the ongoing human/ elephant conflict. With plans to open handmade paper facilities in rural areas, to train local villagers to make paper and hire artisans to embellish goods, Mr. Ellie Pooh hopes to educate the villagers about living and working with respect to the elephant.
Heliotrope San Francisco specializes in high-quality, all-natural products with a focus on local suppliers and simple, organic ingredients. This eco-conscious skin care company offers healing skin care for men and women without added fragrance, and consults with each client to create custom, individualized aromatherapy blends, using all-natural essential oils. Operating on the belief that people deserve to feel great in their skin, Heliotrope SF enjoys sharing enthusiasm about natural skin care and providing products that soothe, heal, moisturize and protect.
RocknSocks was developed by designer and visionary Misty Reilly. After having attending several Green Festivals in San Francisco, she knew no matter what business she started it would need to adhere to sustainable business practices. Her unique, funky and flashy socks are designed using regenerated cotton, meaning she can skip the dying process and have minimal impact in production, yet enjoy a wonderfully varied color palette to create fun, comfy earth-friendly foot fashion.
Theo produces premium organic and Fair Trade specialty chocolate. Founder Joseph Whinney pioneered the supply of organic cocoa beans into the United States in 1994. As the first and only organic and Fair Trade chocolate factory in the country, all Theo Chocolate ingredients are carefully screened to ensure they meet highly maintained standards for social and environmental responsibility. Theo’s standards and practices include: using only pure ingredients that are grown sustainably. They source their ingredients locally whenever possible; partnering with growers by ensuring they earn a living wage and have access to education for their families; Honoring and respecting employees and suppliers by having direct input in every step of the manufacturing process; using green energy sources; using sustainable packaging and printing methods; and educating about social and environmental accountability.
BioFuel Oasis was founded in 2003 to provide California residents with greater access to biodiesel, a renewable fuel that reduces harmful tailpipe emissions. Their specialty is biodiesel made from waste oil purchased from California plants. BioFuel Oasis functions as a women/worker-owned and operated cooperative that values sustainability, local production, and community.
Another Green Festivals pioneer, NepalesePaper.com, has been in business for 11 years and has been practicing Fair Trade since before it was called Fair Trade, when it was just called "the right thing to do." Nepalese paper is made from the environmentally sustainable trimming back of the Lokta Bush, found in the mountainous parts of Nepal above 6500 feet. Each unique paper product is made primarily by women, as they are most considered the premier paper makers of Nepal. Since the company has existed, NepalesePaper.com has supported the same group in Nepal, giving the village regions of Nepal a much needed export which results in the employment of many women in the Kathmandu Valley.
All exhibitors are screened for their commitment to environmental sustainability and social justice using Green America green business standards and earn the Green America Seal of Approval.
Showcase your green and socially responsible products and services at Green Festival in San Francisco Spring, Chicago, Seattle, New York, Los Angeles or San Francisco Fall.