With a flurry of internet and retail sales occuring last week in the US, what with Black Friday and Cyber Monday, those who prefer to support ethical and Fair Trade shopping, can bask in the sales of Fair Tuesday.
Launched by New York based nonprofit Global Goods Partners, and currently creating buzz on twitter with its hashtag #FairTuesday, it aims to educate consumers to shop and support Fair Trade businesses. A Fair Trade organisation, Global Goods supports 40 women-led artisan groups in Asia, Africa and the Americas.
Fair Tuesday kicks off today, Tuesday, November 27th and for those of you who are making your Christmas list, check out this fantastic list of Fair Trade partners, you may want to include some lovely artisan made gifts to your ‘naughty or nice’ list.
I found some online Fair Trade products that I liked. Have a look at them.
1. Stop Traffick Fashion– products are made by survivors of human trafficking. 30% sale.
2. Mayan Hands– I love the manger set. What vivid colours! 20% sale.
I hope you support #FairTuesday and perhaps these beautiful Fair Trade products may find their way nestled under your Christmas tree. I believe in buying ethically sourced and sustainable gifts for my loved ones, knowing my purchases will empower mothers in Third World Countries and help build schools and buildings for the less fortunate. This Christmas, be a smart ethical shopper. Choose Fair Trade. I will. Will you?