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The Global Impact of Buying Fair Trade Products As the world becomes smaller and more interconnected, it is more important than ever before that we work together as global citizens to ensure that everyone has the ability to earn a fair wage and support themselves and their families. The Fair Trade movement is changing the way that we do business, one person at a time.   What is Fair Trade? According to  www.fairtradecertified.org ,  "Fair Trade is a  global movement  made up of a diverse network of producers, companies, shoppers, advocates, and organizations putting people and planet first."  It is...

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5 Eco-Friendly Brands to Shop From this Earth Day

5 Eco-Friendly Brands to Shop From this Earth Day

Fair Trade - Sustainable lifestyle is the new trend, and spring styles, colors, and flavors are finally here!                 This Earth Day we wanted to highlight our 5 favorite eco-friendly brands that produce their products with integrity and transparency. 31 Bits Need a new handbag? Check out 31 Bits. Their woven basket bags are made in Bali by artisans in a clean, healthy, and family-like, ethical environment. My favorite from their collection is the Woven Drum Bag with a beautiful circular metal handle. Toms One of my favorites is TOMS as they continue to produce the shoes that give back. Blake...

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Amano Artisans + Extending a Hand Foundation

Amano Artisans + Extending a Hand Foundation

From the moment Amano Artisans was founded, we knew that we wanted to contribute to a project or foundation that would directly benefit Colombia's most vulnerable population.  Through searching, listening, and cultivating relationships, I met Claudia Ibarbo - Gloyne, founder of the Extending a Hand Foundation. Claudia founded the Extending a Hand Foundation in 1998. Since then, she has focused her efforts on developing projects and programs that improve the quality of life of a vulnerable community of about 500 children and 150 elders in the town of Agua de Dios, Colombia, a place affected by the consequences of leprosy (not yet...

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5 Reasons to Consider Buying Fair Trade Products in 2019

5 Reasons to Consider Buying Fair Trade Products in 2019

The Global Impact of Buying Fair Trade Products As the world becomes smaller and more interconnected, it is more important than ever before that we work together as global citizens to ensure that everyone has the ability to earn a fair wage and support themselves and their families. The Fair Trade movement is changing the way that we do business, one person at a time.   What is Fair Trade? According to  www.fairtradecertified.org ,  "Fair Trade is a  global movement  made up of a diverse network of producers, companies, shoppers, advocates, and organizations putting people and planet first."  It is...

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