At Christmas time consider buying gifts that support others. With Fair-Trade Gifts not only will you be helping people who are struggling to build better lives but you will be caring for the planet as most fair-trade gifts are also ecofriendly.
Fair-trade means that those of us who live in developed countries offer support to people in countries that are not as privileged by buying goods produced by them. As a result, there are many men and women who are now able to financially support themselves their families and their communities and have gained a sense of pride in their business and the beautiful products they sell around the world. It's not hard to find fair trade products anymore. For Christmas consider fairtrade cards made from recycled paper or Fair-trade Christmas decorations. There are beautiful handmade ornaments from all around the world, fair-trade toys and jewellery available to brighten up someone's Christmas day
We all love to receive chocolates There are lots of companies that sell beautifully boxed fair-trade chocolates. Stylish pottery and baskets from many countries can also be found on fair trade web sites. There are also unique and lovely gift items that are made from recycled materials. Tea and coffee are popular fair trade products and can be found at many stores as well as local supermarkets Finally when looking at each product read about each where and by who it was made not only will you learn more about the artisans who make these wonderful items you will then feel pretty good about your purchase.