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October is Fair Trade Month!
What is Fair Trade? The above video outlines what fair trade is, as well as it's benefits to the consumer and the producer.
Fair Trade started slowly in the 1940s when a few small North American and European organizations reached out to poverty stricken communities to help them sell their handicrafts to well-off markets. Today, Fair Trade is a global effort.
- Check out this great infographic about fair trade services via GOOD.
As a consumer we hear a lot about Fair Trade coffee. Fair trade is a lot more than just coffee. Consumers can enliven developing countries, relieve exploitation and promote environmental sustainability by purchasing Fair Trade-labeled tea, cocoa, fruits, vegetables, herbs, spices, sugar, honey, wine, flowers, grains and rubber products.
- Read how you can support the Fair Trade cause and you get involved for Fair Trade month.
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Do you buy fair trade? Why or why not? Leave us comments!