Ethical & Eco Gift Ideas

In years past, I’ve struggled with finding gifts for the people in my life that were thoughtful and meaningful. My gifting started to feel a bit stale and lacked the evidence that I had considered the recipient’s interests, likes, or dislikes. I decided there had to be out-of-the-box ideas that didn’t involve an itchy sweater,Continue reading “Ethical & Eco Gift Ideas”

Fair Trade is Empowering Women

Happy International Women’s Day! Today, we celebrate the economic, social, political, and cultural achievements of women. We remember those who came before us and fought for our right to vote, equal pay for equal work, and the removal of gender biases, to name a few. The United States celebrated its first National Women’s Day inContinue reading “Fair Trade is Empowering Women”

The Fair Trade Difference

In many parts of the developing world, producers are often not treated or paid fairly for their work and are left to survive on an income that does not adequately support their families. The results are large populations of people that live in poverty and face injustices such as forced labor, child labor, discrimination, andContinue reading “The Fair Trade Difference”

What is Fair Trade

“Fair Trade is a trading partnership, based on dialogue, transparency, and respect, that seeks greater equity in international trade. It contributes to sustainable development by offering better trading conditions to and securing the rights of, marginalized producers and workers – especially in the South. Fair Trade organizations have a clear commitment to Fair Trade asContinue reading “What is Fair Trade”