New Year-New Habits
What is your new year’s resolution? To become a more conscientious shopper? To become a more global-thinking citizen? To have a positive impact on communities all across the world? Fair trade can help with all of the above!
One of the most powerful reasons to shop fair trade is to support artisans around the globe. Conventional-trade products often come at the expense of the people making them and the environments they’re made in. Fair trade, on the other hand, works to empower the communities and artisans producing these high-quality products.
With that in mind, we wanted to take a moment to give a shout-out to three incredible organizations that support artisans abroad. Fulfill your new year’s resolution of becoming a more conscientious shopper by checking out the fair trade shops below!
Mission: Alaffia aims to alleviate poverty and advance gender equality through the fair trade of indigenous resources and community empowerment projects.
About Alaffia: This organization was founded in 2003 and continues to redefine the natural products industry through its values of Beauty, Equality, Empowerment, fair trade, and safe, efficacious hair, face and body care. Their products, and their foundation, work to empower various African communities.
Types of products offered: body, face, and hair care products, infant and child hygiene products, and home and clothing accessories.
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You can find some of their products in our store!
Mission: To create a lasting impact in the remote mountains of Peru by helping rural Andean women’s associations launch successful small businesses creating authentic, high-quality products and experiences.
About Awamaki: Awamaki was founded in 2009 in order to support a cooperative of 10 women weavers in a rural community in the Andes of Peru. Today, the organization gives artisan weavers a global market to sell their products while empowering women with education and financial independence.
Products sold: Woven accessories, knit clothing items, and health and wellness items.
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Mission: To support the women of La Esperanza, Guatemala in their fight for better economic, healthcare and educational opportunities for themselves, their families and their community.
About Upvami: Founded in 1989, UPAVIM is a self-run cooperative of women in La Esperanza, Guatemala that provides leadership opportunities, greater economic independence and education for the members and their families.
Types of products offered: kitchen accessories, children’s clothing and decor, jewlery, clothing accessories, and home decor.
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Support Artisans Globally in 2021
The holiday season may be over, but it’s never too late to support and empower artisans abroad! Make 2021 the year you become a more conscious shopper and a more global-thinking citizen. Support global communities from the comfort of your home by shopping fair trade.