Happy October, everyone!
October is, among other things, Fair Trade Month. I firmly believe that people should be paid a fair wage for their products and services. Much of the Fair Trade movement currently focuses on coffee, chocolate, tea. This is because these are goods produced in the developing word by major corporations that often terribly exploit both the people and the resources of the land. Coffee, tea, and chocolate are luxury goods. Our lives don’t depend on them. If we pay a little extra for our treats, we might make the lives of persons who worked to produce our treat a better.
Fair Trade isn’t just about coffee, tea and chocolate. You can look for Fair trade produce, apparel, sports balls, or pretty much any product that is made for import. During Fair Trade month, the organizers ask that we try to buy one Fair Trade item each time we go shopping.
- The History of Fair Trade – Buying and Selling of Product (coupons.answers.com)
- Fair Trade Products Listing (fairtradeusa.org)
- 10 Easy Ways to Celebrate Fair Trade Month (fairtradeusa.org)
- Living Fair Trade (simplelivingworks.wordpress.com)
- Kelly Clarkson Jetted To Peru For Fair Trade Campaign (contactmusic.com)
- Fair Trade Shoes | Stepping Forward (fairtradewinds.net)