October is Fair Trade Month! What are some of the principles of fair trade?
- Job creation for the unemployed or underemployed
- Environmental sustainability
- Safe working conditions
- Education of workers
- Long term, sustainable relationships
- Fair wage for workers
Fair trade products are available at stores around Indianapolis. Some products available in Indianapolis include:
- Spices including vanilla
- Clothing and jewelry
- Soap and lotion
Fair Trade chocolate and coffee can be purchased at most major supermarkets in Indianapolis while Whole Foods and Georgetown Market have more fair trade food items. Global Gifts is a local store that sells all fair trade products!
Which items will you start to regularly buy fair trade? Take the pledge to buy more fair trade items and learn more about specific items: http://fairtradeusa.org/fair-trade-month