What if the coffee you drink, the sugar you buy, and the clothes you wear created schools, clean water, and a better life for someone else?
I don't think it was a coincidence that I chose October for this blog series! I didn't know at the time that it happend to be fair trade month, but I've found some great articles and resources as a result, like this video, that explains what it means to be fair trade certified:
Fair Trade USA estimates that the number of people in developing countries who are benefiting from the fair trade products sold world wide is about 5 MILLION.
5,000,000 people who are no longer part of this statistic:
Buying fair trade matters. As more and more of us choose fair trade, companies will get the message:
“If a business cannot afford to be ethical, then they cannot afford to be in business.” - Neil Kearney, former President of the International Garment and Leather Workers Federation
This week when you do your regular grocery shopping, choose fair trade whenever possible. A small choice to us means the world to 5 million people.
Catch up on 31 Days of Fashion for Freedom:
Week 1: Inform
Week 2: Act
2. How Many Slaves Work For You?
3. The Fair Trade Difference
Labels: ethical fashion, fair trade, Fashion for Freedom