As Mother's Day approaches, I'm reminded of why I advocate for fair trade. Quite simply, she's why. This mother lives on the other side of the world, but we have so many similarities. All she wants is to provide for her family. She loves her children just like we love ours. She just doesn't have the same opportunities as we do, and unfortunately that leaves her vulnerable to being taken advantage of. When you purchase fair trade goods, you are ensuring that she is earning a fair wage. She is working in safe conditions, and her children will not be forced to work in the cocoa or coffee fields.
World Fair Trade Day is the Saturday before Mother's Day this year. The theme for 2018 is Live Fair, one product at a time. I think it speaks to the simplicity of what we can do to make an impact on the world in our day to day lives.
One piece of chocolate at a time. One cup of coffee at a time. One gift at a time.
'I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.' ~Mother Theresa
Shop fair trade this Mother's Day and you aren't just purchasing a purposeful gift for the moms in your life. You are giving hope to mothers around the world.
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