We are now in the final month of the year - 2020 has definitely been a roller-coaster ride across the globe! We’ve seen how the “normal” way of living has been brought to a halt, thus disrupting the flow that we were all once used to. Many businesses - be they large, medium, and small - have been affected. And of course this extends to communities supported by the income generated by these businesses.
For this year, celebrating the holiday season is simply going to be vastly different--- in many ways, for many people. However, despite the pandemic, the holidays are definitely not going to be cancelled. It’s a special time of year and we’ll make adjustments to what we “normally” do.
A definite shift has occurred, really making this year a call for change. We strongly feel that change should be made for the betterment of all: be it for individuals, communities, and the planet!
The holidays are a time of giving and receiving, We encourage you to make your dollar count by investing in gifts that matter. By this we mean buying from local brands and from small businesses that are making a difference in the lives of others.
Level it up by making sure you are sharing gifts that are ethically and fairly made!
Here are some reasons why making the decision to buy Fair Trade makes a potential difference.
1. Meaningful Purchase
However you choose to spend your dollar, you are casting a vote as to the sort of difference in the world you want to support. Whether it is a product or a service that you are investing in, you are making a statement.
Every time you purchase Fair Trade products, you are telling the world that you stand for fairness and equality. Fair Trade principles include the monitoring of fair wages, community building and development, social, economic and development projects such as scholarships and health care to name a few.
With this in mind, your purchase truly makes an impact on a lot of people.
2. Support Dreams
We work with women around the world to assist them in realizing their dreams for themselves, their family and their community. Our meaningful collections are created by women from over 12 countries all around the globe.
By buying Fair Trade, you help dreams come true by promoting self-sufficiency and prosperity for the artisans and their families.
3. Kindness & Compassion
At its essence Fair Trade is grounded in principles of kindness and compassion. Notably we see this in how Fair Trade provides an avenue for artisans, farmers, workers around the globe to have better, honorable, respectable lives.
Fair Trade is not based on hand-outs, but rather about empowering individuals to have a sustainable and fair alternative to alleviate them from poverty and discrimination. With every purchase of fairly made products, you are acknowledging the worth of their work--- the talent and time they devote to putting forth their best efforts in each and every piece they create.
4. You care for Mother Earth
At its very core Fair Trade practice means commitment to care for the world we live in. When you buy Fair Trade, you are supporting organizations that are working to save the planet!
How is this done?
Extra care with environmentally-ethical practices goes into the production of the products--- to produce quality products that are also kind to the environment. For example, jewelry pieces are made of recycled materials or baskets are made of sustainable, eco-friendly materials that are not detrimental to the environment.
5. A Better World
In general, buying Fair Trade helps make a better world both for humans and the planet. Now, isn’t that a great reason to give Fair Trade gifts to your loved ones this holiday season?