I wrote an article last month that gave a pretty quick explanation of what Fair Trade means when its attached to a product sold within our boutique. Yet I did not cover exactly what your buying power means to the communities found around the world.
Remember your spending and your purchases create a chain of great effect. Any of your dollars spent on Fair Trade products allows several things to happen.
1. It Empowers Women
Fair trade allows women in developing countries to work together to create a product that in turn ends up on our site. We are not the only company that carries Fair Trade and by no means is Fair Trade just for women. Yet the women who do participate in the Fair Trade organization are creating an income for their families. They are growing more confident everyday and they are living out their dream.
Wow take a moment to think about that. Your dollar made a difference to someone across the ocean. Your spending matters and guess what you made a difference!
2. Villages Flourish
The Fair Trade Organization works hard to bring villages up from poverty. They help communities join together to create something magical. That in turn allows people to feel pride and to find economic stability. You contribute to that when you buy any product labeled Fair Trade!
3. Decent Working Conditions
In order to be considered Fair Trade working conditions have to meet a certain criteria. As a result, the people found within the communities are working in cleaner conditions and are being treated with respect. As well as being offered fair prices for their work.
Once again you have the power. Everyday anyone can make a difference. It dose not even require a ton of effort. Its easy, and honestly why wouldn't you want to.
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