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George Conn Huffaker says ...
What a great opportunity! We love EVERYTHING about Dr. Bonner's products.
05/18/2012 12:42:42 PM CDT
Sharland Huffaker says ...
My bags are packed . . . I'm ready to leave!!
05/18/2012 12:43:22 PM CDT
Sandy says ...
This video was awesome, and just tremendously inspiring!!! In a world where we can sometimes feel as though we may not be contributing or changing things enough, or not as empowered as we would like to feel, and where there is so much BAD news, it is fantastic to see what companies like Bronner's are doing to help the planet. They do have amazing products, so it's not too much of a surprise to find that they are on board with Fair Trade practices. And I never really knew what that encompassed until I saw this video. Kudos to you, Bronner's, and other companies who support this!
05/18/2012 1:50:19 PM CDT
Joasia says ...
I would love to see the farm. I try to buy as much of local food as possible, my favorite food market is Union Square in NY
05/17/2012 7:45:25 AM CDT
Kevin Duclos says ...
There would be no better opportunity to support and applaud the efforts of the Farm in Sri Lanka. I buy all Dr. Bronner's products and have been since 1990 when I worked in a health food store in College. This is a great way to support and help the community.
05/17/2012 8:02:44 AM CDT
Deb says ...
What a learning experience and a chance of a lifetime! What a great way to teach and spread the word.
05/17/2012 8:33:00 AM CDT
Maude says ...
I love Dr Bronner's Castile soaps. They are so mild, so fresh, and so very versatile. I would welcome the opportunity to visit Serendipol’s coconut oil mill and to meet their team. I hope more companies follow Dr. Bronner's example of giving back to the communities they do business in.
05/17/2012 8:45:35 AM CDT
josh says ...
this is such an inspiring story of sustainable products produced in a community that is reaping some of the rewards of the operation. i try to purchase local products to minimize the footprint and also monitor for fair trade products as they are an important part of social justice issues and reflect back upon us in how we treat each other, our community, and our planet.
05/17/2012 10:12:13 AM CDT
Elise says ...
I always try to buy local & sustainable products. Thank you whole foods & all my local farmers & farmers markets for making the choices easy.
05/17/2012 11:46:24 AM CDT
Ananda Amaray says ...
What yoU all are doing is wonderful and remarkable. This is an example to other industies that pays next to nothing. I have few suggestions for your organization to consider.I am sure that these ideas are already in place. Also, our organic foods and other necessities are purchases form wholefoods. HARD HATS FOR COCONUT PLUCKER WITH LONG STICKS AND CLIMBING GLOVES AND SAFEETY GLASSES FOR THE PEOPLE WHO CRAK COCONUTS. INDUSTTIAL BOOTS FOR THE FIELD WORKERS. FIRST AID KITS IN EVERY FACILITY. PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE PLAN FOR EQUIPMET, MACHINES, AND HAND TOOLS CONTINIOUS TRAINING. ONCE A MONTH METTINGS WITH EVERYONE TO SHOW THAT EVERYONE'S OPINION IS WELL RECEIVED. AWARDS. Thanks.
05/17/2012 2:49:21 PM CDT
frances brockway says ...
I buy fair trade products whenever possible and would love to visit Sri Lanka as I enjoy learning about all cultures.
05/17/2012 3:21:44 PM CDT
Chris van Paasschen says ...
I try to buy local food to support the local economy, and fair trade products to support those who participate so their lives can be enriched as well. I think it would be an absolutely phenominal experience to go to Sri Lanka, to learn what they are doing as well as to learn about their food, culture, interests, and all those other things that make people who they are.
05/17/2012 4:11:24 PM CDT
Lanie says ...
We are all connected. More the same as each other than different. Buying local or fair trade is the only way we honor and respect each other. I would love to be connected with a trip to Sri Lanka.
05/25/2012 4:49:27 PM CDT
Holly Ward says ...
I agree Dr. Bronner's soaps are wonderful. It's just too bad the Los Altos Whole Foods does not carry them.
09/17/2012 12:34:39 AM CDT
Pam Iacone says ...
I raised by two sons on Dr. Bronner's Soaps - our family has been vegan for over 6 years and Dr. Bronner's Soaps mean even more to us because of they are fair trade and cruelty free. I would love to win the trip for my 22 year-old son who is trying to start his own fair trade business and make a difference in the world.
10/14/2012 7:03:33 AM CDT
Henna says ...
wanted to participate in the sweepstake for a tour to Sri Lanka. I followed your message: "Make sure to enter the contest through the Fair World Project website." but your link is broken -- does not work.
12/18/2012 11:16:39 AM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@HENNA - Thanks for your comment. Sorry for the confusion but this contest has ended.
12/19/2012 11:41:23 AM CST
Lucy P says ...
Do you palm oil in your products? I can't seem to find any cosmetic hair/ skincare brand that doesn't. Please help me make an educated choice. Thank you.
01/03/2013 5:10:42 PM CST

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