Why Shop Fair Trade?

Good Morning Blog Tribe!

Do you ever wash your face and spend way too long drying it with whatever towel because it feels so good? It was one of those mornings today. OH, this is Quarter Moon’s 100th blog post!!!

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P.S. I added a countdown to Christmas in the side bar…don’t worry, it gave me anxiety too.


What is Fair Trade?

I started my sustainable living journey a few months ago and I’m still learning new things every day. The process is changing how I see myself as a member of society. Every little change I make positively impacts the world I live in. One important change I’ve made is purchasing things though Fair Trade companies instead of mass-produced companies that ship items to my house in less than a week from over 7,000 miles away.

Fair Trade ensures fair prices, living wages, and community benefits for farmers, workers and their families in developing countries. It works in partnership with farmers to empower them, and produce raw ingredients with fairer prices, betters terms of trading, as well as additional funds for business and community development. Education, health care, and environmental sustainability all benefit from Fair Trade while workers benefit from improved, humane working conditions. Here’s a deeper look into it:FT

As some of you already know, Quarter Moon works with tons of Fair Trade companies. Here are my favorites (I have linked the company website to each one if you want to learn more about them)!

Altiplano creates some of most beautiful jewelry and accessories that capture the culture of indigenous people of Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

 

A Lost Art brings the hand-carved wooden sculptures of Southeast Asia to the table. These frogs are popular among the kiddos.

Bonus item: Fair Trade air plants in Abalone shells

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Lucia’s Imports works with Mayan artisans of Guatemala to preserve the art of weaving! Products featured: coin purses, wallets, and fanny pack.

World Finds empowers the women artisans of Bali and India. Products featured: Sari Chic Scarf & Bandana.img_6139_facetune_12-11-2019-17-43-33

Serrv, my personal favorite because it brings us Kantha, works with artisans from all over the world. Some of the countries they work with include Bangladesh, Egypt, Ghana, India, and Nepal.

 

Beyond Borders works with metal artisans of the Croix-des-Bouquets village in Haiti. Handcrafted from recycled steel drums, this wall art can be placed inside or outside!img_6128_facetune_12-11-2019-17-41-35

We have so many more Fair Trade items in the store- bells, wind chimes, witch balls, winter accessories, teas, mugs, and jewelry!


FOOD TRUCK THURSDAY IS TOMORROW! Come jam with Tuesday Supper Club and don’t forget warm clothes 🙂 If you don’t have any yet, stop in and get some from your favorite Quarter Moon girls.

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Thursday is also coupon day for the people signed up on our email list! If you stop in today, be sure to ask about how to start getting them <3

Thanks for reading, see y’all Monday.

xoxo Emily

 

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