What is Fair Trade? International Fair Trade Charter defines vision for a fairer world

What is Fair Trade? International Fair Trade Charter defines vision for a fairer world

October 05, 2018

Fair Trade ensures ethical practices throughout every step of the supply chain. Our business practices at Green Banana Paper reflect our core values that environmental stewardship and Fair Trade are essential to sustainable development. 

Trade vs. Aid: A Brief Guide to Business as a Force for Community Development

Trade vs. Aid: A Brief Guide to Business as a Force for Community Development

September 07, 2018

This is a breakdown of social enterprises compared to charitable acts, and briefly examines how sustainable economic development is a long-term solution for breaking cycles of generational poverty.

A Break in the Bananas: The Sunscreen Dilemma

A Break in the Bananas: The Sunscreen Dilemma

August 03, 2018

Recent studies show we are exposing hazardous ingredients to our bodies and into rivers, lakes, and oceans. Hawaii banned some of the world's most popular sunscreens.

Green Banana Paper Joins the World Fair Trade Organization

Green Banana Paper Joins the World Fair Trade Organization

July 06, 2018

We are overjoyed to announce that Green Banana Paper is now formally part of the World Fair Trade Organization!
Volunteer in Micronesia

Volunteer in Micronesia

June 01, 2018

The sleepy island of Kosrae has an old-fashioned, subsistence-based way of life reminiscent of old Hawaii. Every family still cultivates the wide variety of plants...
Green Banana Paper is Vegan Certified

Green Banana Paper is Vegan Certified

May 04, 2018

We are very proud to announce that all Green Banana Paper products have been certified by Vegan Action and PETA-Approved Vegan. Green Banana Paper does not use any animal derived materials and is ranked VVV+, the highest level of the ethical rating...

Green Banana Paper at the Kaya Festival

Green Banana Paper at the Kaya Festival

April 26, 2018

The countdown is on for the 2018 Kaya Festival! We’ll be in San Bernardino celebrating the 40th anniversary of Bob Marley’s album, Kaya, with the Marley family, SOJA, Ms. Lauryn Hill, and others.
Green Banana Paper Wins 'Best in Show' at Las Vegas ASD Market Week

Green Banana Paper Wins 'Best in Show' at Las Vegas ASD Market Week

April 14, 2018

Green Banana Paper brought exclusive handmade products from Micronesia to the ASD Market Week trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada, and the Pasifika Festival in New Zealand last month.
11 Companies We Love and Here’s Why

11 Companies We Love and Here’s Why

February 28, 2018

This blog features 11 companies and organizations that we admire and want to share with you.

Green Banana Paper is Exhibiting at ASD Market Week

Green Banana Paper is Exhibiting at ASD Market Week

February 07, 2018

Green Banana Paper is bringing Micronesia to Las Vegas!
Why Banana Fiber Wallets are the Most Sustainable and Ethical Wallets on the Planet

Why Banana Fiber Wallets are the Most Sustainable and Ethical Wallets on the Planet

January 28, 2018

From jungle to your pocket, these wallets radiate sustainability. Here’s why: 

Green Banana Paper Wholesale Private Label Wallets

Introducing Green Banana Paper’s Wholesale and Private Labeling Programs

January 17, 2018

We are thrilled to announce Green Banana Paper’s Wholesale and Private Labeling programs! We have spent years experimenting and perfecting the art of producing handmade paper...