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fair trade Christmas List

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Sources: 1. Sweatshirt, 2. Scarf, 3. Shoes, 4. Glasses, 5. Purse

I don't anticipate receiving most of the above items, but they certainly would make beautiful Christmas gifts. I'm encouraged to see a huge increase in both the number of fair trade companies and the number of interested consumers. The fair trade blogging community is growing and I'm excited to be part of a passionate, uplifting group of like-minded women.

I have to admit, however, that a part of me has felt as though my mission is less meaningful now that there are more voices advocating for fair trade, but I realize that this is what I hoped for all along! I had no idea when I started this blog two years ago that I had inadvertently joined a movement, not just a fledgling cause. Striving to live ethically and sustainably takes constant consideration, but it is getting easier to find fair trade options.

I prefer to buy all fair trade for Christmas presents because it's the perfect opportunity to support companies I believe in and start conversations about fair trade with my friends and family.

links

fortune photo stylewiseguide.com

I'm following in Catherine's (of Walking with Cake) footsteps today and posting a few memorable links.

Palestinian teen killed in suspected revenge attack by hard-line Israelis, Al Jazeera America

Promoting better products or just promoting consumption?, This Kind Choice

Brainstorming Keywords, Etsy Blog (I've been working on SEO this week)

Set Me As a Seal, Rene Clausen (we sang this in church choir this morning; it's always a lovely one to sing and listen to)

Dus of Cuddly Cacti just got back from Mexico and has stocked Mitla Moda with some great new arrivals: Shop here

Over 50 Workers Injured in Yet Another Disaster..., North Face Death Traps

Retailer Asos Resumes Taking Orders After Warehouse Fire, Wall Street Journal (did you guys hear about this?)

Anything interesting on the fair trade front? On the internet cats front?