The Fair Trade Difference

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
1. 10 Items, One Month: New Series! 
2. Modern Slavery and How to Fight It
3. What is Ethical Fashion? 
4. What I'm Wearing This Month
5. When it Clicked for Me
6. Packing Light

Week 2: Act
1. What's in Your Closet? {vlog}
2. How Many Slaves Work For You?

3. The Fair Trade Difference

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