We read the stories of workers in sweatshops almost daily on the internet and other news media which causes me to pause and reflect on purchases I make each day.
Was that new scarf I purchased ethically sourced? Are my new kitchen towels Fair Trade or made in sweatshops? Where are the fundraising products made that our church and school use in their fundraisers.
These tips will give you ideas on how to shop consciously and shop your ethics.
From tomatoes, to a new skirt, to those school fundraiser products, you too can shop your ethics each day by taking a little time to consider your purchase. You really do vote your ethics when you make a purchase.
StyleWise - blog about Fair Trade and sustainable fashion, emphasis on thrift stores
Sotela, the blog - how to live a more eco conscious lifestyle.
Lake And River Co. - a green living blog
Lets Be Fair - a Fair Trade, ethical lifestyle blog
4AllHumanity - a Fair Trade fashion company that works directly with artisans in Guatemala
Kretyen Fair Trade - a local Fair Trade store in Kansas
Alternatives Global Marketplace - online Fair Trade store
GrassRoots Fair Trade - a local store in Alaska
Millions of charity bracelets, also known as cause bracelets, are sold each year in the United States to raise money for a particular cause or charity. And with these sales comes the opportunity to make a difference not only for the cause but also for the lives of workers who craft the bracelets.
Have you thought about:
A simple online search will give lots of eye-opening information about charity bracelets and sweatshops so you can become a more informed buyer when you want to help a cause or help a charitable organization.
Education And More is launching a new collection in our Bracelets2Educate line. Every bracelet comes with the knowledge that:
Whether you purchase one for yourself or hundreds of bracelets for an ethical fundraiser for your school or group, you can be assured they are ethically sourced under Fair Trade guidelines. You will be giving:
When you buy a bracelet from the Bracelets2Educate collection you double your impact!