Fair Trade Shopping

I’d like to talk a little bit about the fair trade movement. Some of you are probably already familiar with the concept of fair trade, but if you’re not, here’s a quick overview:
Fair trade strives to provide farming families across Africa, Asia and Latin America with:
-Fair price
-Fair labor conditions
-Direct trade
-Democratic and transparent organizations
-Community development
-Environmental sustainability

For more detailed information, please follow the link to find out more.
One of the most popular products to buy fair trade is coffee, and other imports include tea, sugar, cotton, and vanilla. The Meeting Place on Market is currently offering Birdwatcher’s Blend and Ring of Fire coffees, both of which are Fair Trade Certified.
Look for a Fair Trade Certified label, and you can know that the product you’re purchasing is helping someone across the globe earn an honest and fair living.
One local shop which sells fair trade handicrafts is Ten Thousand Villages in downtown Bluffton. So if you’re looking for a unique gift, check them out!

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