We all know it’s better to buy Fair Trade, but how much of an impact does it really make?
It turns out that small choices we make every week at the grocery store have the power to make a real difference in people’s lives around the world. How? Read on to find out just how far your Fair Trade purchase goes.
1) It protects the environment.
Fair Trade goods support practices that minimize our environmental footprint. There are no GMOs in Fair Trade certified goods, and no hazardous chemicals used in creating them. Farmers are also invested in the entire production process. Crops are grown and harvested in smaller quantities, which is better for the land and the food quality.
Peace Coffee’s mission is to make exceptional-tasting, organic and Fair Trade coffee that sustains the livelihoods of the people who grow, roast, and sell it; preserves and protects the environment that produces it; and delights the taste buds of those who drink it. Peace Coffee partners directly with small-scale coffee farmers around the globe to bring the best beans back to its roastery.
2) It treats women fairly.
While women do much of the work on small farms and plantations, they often still face unequal treatment. Fair Trade organizations give women the same amount of power as men and grant them equal opportunities so they can realize their full potential and get the respect in their communities that they deserve.
Made by survivors, these 100% natural soaps are handcrafted by women in the red-light district of Bangladesh. These women have made a clean break from their previous lifestyle and have chosen soap making as an alternative source of income. Sacred Mark Enterprise allows these women to provide for themselves in a way which brings pride and respect to their community as well as themselves. Packaged with love and marked with a thumb print by the courageous and inspirational women that make them.Whizzco