fair-trade, shopping, ethical shopping

Fair-Trade Shopping Made Easy

Shopping is a great American pastime that even those on a tight budget can manage to enjoy every now and again. Fortunately, more consumers are participating in ethical shopping, better known as fair trade. This trend of shopping continues to do the world of good. Fair trade products promote international…

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Socially Responsible Shopping

A few years ago some considered corporate social responsibility a hot trend that was far less than a profitable. Luckily, a recent study on responsible shopping shows that nearly half of global consumers are likely to pay extra for products and services if the company gives back to society. Global…

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Ten Thousand Villages: Sustainable, Fair Trade

It all started in late 1940’s from the trunk of Edna Byler’s car. She traveled to Puerto Rico in 1946 and witnessed the country’s overwhelming poverty. Byler believed she could make a difference by giving artisans in developing countries a sustainable, economic platform to sell their wares in the North America marketplace. Her vision and…

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BeadforLife: Sustainable, Fair-Trade Jewelry

Jewelry is usually worn to make a statement about our personal style, but they can also be used to promote awareness. To help the environment and support others, women and men are now buying eco-jewelry and fair-trade items from companies like BeadforLife. As a non-profit, BeadforLife helps Ugandan women earn a livable…

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