Christmas gift ideas – just give FAIR gifts this year!
Yes, happy faces can be recognized by their casual smile. These women are really proud of themselves, of their work and of their community. They pick and grow coffee. You have finally discovered the winning streak and it’s called Fair Trade. It is a rapidly expanding alternative to conventional world trade.
It is more about a trade with a human face. It is only acted on a high moral and ethical level – without middlemen, without fraud and without child labor. The guaranteed minimum price and the fair trade premium give the smallholders and workers who form cooperatives a realistic chance of a better life. In this way, the communities get enough funds to build schools and hospitals. Fair Trade finally helps people in developing countries to break the vicious circle of poverty. The children no longer need to work. They can go to school and enjoy their childhood the way they should.
Parents work much more motivated and hopeful than they used to be
For more detailed information, visit the Fair Trade Blog of globalexchange.org
Would you also like to be a part of this fair deal? Then this year give your loved ones fair trade gifts, ideally from organizations and associations that meet really high standards such as Gepa, El Puente and DWP. Just go to the world shop near you or visit the Christmas market in your town. You are sure to find a lot of pretty fair trade gifts there. Always look out for the Fair Trade seal from FLO (Fair Trade International). It would of course be ideal if the product also has the organic seal, especially when it comes to food or textiles.
In the age of Facebook, Twitter and Co. it goes without saying that you buy your Christmas gifts online. Of course, this is also very easy with fair trade gifts. We have researched for you and discovered 10 very chic finds. We propose these to you as Christmas gift ideas with a clear conscience.
Have fun browsing and Merry Christmas!
Lanterns and lanterns over phoenyx&fox
Vintage chest of drawers with 4 drawers by Gepa
Colorful round paisley pen holder by Gepa
Elephant Raga red by Gepa
Bio Café Orgánico double pack from Gepa
Coconut shell ‘heart’ with mother-of-pearl inlay from El Puente
El Puente woven cotton hammock
Tagua stone necklace (Corozo), different shapes and colors, L60 by DWP
Angel sitting with flute, tone, H 7.5 by DWP
Fair trade cosmetics from ADA shop from Fair CosmEthics