5 Reasons to Choose Fair Trade in 2018

As the new year comes with new resolutions, consider choosing fair trade when you shop this year. Fair trade, which ensures that workers get paid fairly for the work they do, is a responsible way to shop for the things you need, and the things you want.

1. Fair Trade Creates Real Change for People Around the World

When you shop fair trade, artisans are better able to afford basic necessities like food, water, and school supplies. When you shop fair trade you are helping other people build a more stable future for their families and communities.

2. Fair Trade is a Conscientious Way to Decorate Your Home

Are you looking for a new centerpiece for your table or vase for your mantle? Look for these items in our fair trade store—you’ll find dozens of beautiful and unique options to add character to your home.

3. Fair Trade is Environmentally Considerate

Part of serving God is taking care of the earth he gave us. The fair trade store at JesusEconomy.org is created with natural, renewable, recycled, and local resources. Many of the baskets are woven with leaves dyed by teas and soot, while the leather bound journals are made from locally sourced goat or sheep leather in Haiti. The wooden bookends from Rwanda are carved from Jacaranda trees, a tree that grows back quickly even when cut down.

4. Fair Trade Accessories are Special and Stunning

It’s easy to pick out a new necklace or set of earrings at Target, but consider picking out fair trade accessories the next time you need a new piece. From casual to dressy, the fair trade store has everything you’ll need to suit your style.

5. Fair Trade Makes Great Gifts

No matter who you are, you’ll probably have to give a gift some time in the next year. Whether you’re looking for a gift for graduation, a baby shower, a birthday, or Christmas, we have you covered. We have everything from dish cloth sets to >baby mobiles to >tree ornaments, and you’ll find just what you need for everyone on your list. And if you can’t choose something, go with the timeless option—a gift card!


Shopping fair trade is a way to get the things you need, while bringing hope to others in the new year.

Charlotte Van Werven
Charlotte Van Werven


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