As you contemplate how your resolutions are going, consider making this simple but important choice: Choose fair trade when you shop in 2020. 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. Here are five reasons why you should choose fair trade in 2020.
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. (Learn more about Fair Trade Standards.)
Are you looking for a new centerpiece for your table or vase for your mantle? Look for these items in the JesusEconomy.org Fair Trade Shop. On JesusEconomy.org, you’ll find dozens of beautiful and unique options to add character to your home.
Part of serving God is taking care of the earth he gave us. Many of the products in the Fair Trade Shop at JesusEconomy.org are 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.
It’s easy to pick out a new necklace or set of earrings at your local big box store, but consider picking out fair trade jewelry 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.
No matter who you are, you’ll probably have to give several gifts 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. The JesusEconomy.org Fair Trade Shop has everything from dish cloth sets to baby mobiles to tree ornaments. There is something 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 2020.