I’m SO excited about today’s post — not just because I get to give away a box of GREAT products, but I also get to talk about a great cause.
If you didn’t know, October is Fair Trade Month. And I know Fair Trade is a phrase we hear often, but I want to explain what it really means.
Fair Trade Certified means that the product you are purchasing has passed an auditing process that ensures not only a fair wage for the goods, but also fair LABOR practices, good ENVIRONMENTAL policy, and development in that COMMUNITY. Fair trade focuses on raising the bar for trading practices and promoting TRANSPARENCY and RESPECT -- something I think we don’t see enough of when it comes to goods — not just foreign, but here in America as well.
The products I am sharing today were sent to me by the nonprofit organization Fair Trade USA. Fair Trade USA helps to provide farmers in developing nation with the tools needed to become successful business owners. By ensuring a fair wage and a safe working environment, they are able to thrive, and we are able to purchase products in good conscience.
All products provided by Fair Trade USA for the giveaway were donated by the participating brands and are Fair Trade Certified. I am sure some of these you use already!!
In this box are lots of yummy chocolate, lip balms and teas.
And some amazing coffee!! Seriously — these products are such high quality, I know you will love them!!
To enter, just use the super simple widget below — good luck!!
Be sure to visit Fair Trade USA and take their “How Fair Are You?” Quiz!! It’s only a few questions and a lot of fun and interesting facts!!
Thanks for entering and have a great weekend!!