At the heart of Fair Trade is the desire for people to be treated fairly. Producers and farmers should be paid a fair price for their products. No one should be forced to grow or pick anything I eat or make anything I use. From producer to consumer, no child should be involved in the supply chain. Fair Trade ultimately seeks to end the resurgence of slavery in this world. I see Fair Trade as part of the modern day Abolitionist Movement and as such I feel writing and sharing on this topic fits with A Fair Trade Place.
I have so many things on my mind but I thought I would start with this news from the Not For Sale Campaign. It is a way to “let your purchase be your advocacy”.
“Freedom gets fashionable as EILEEN FISHER and Bloomingdale’s give women across the nation a chance to celebrate great style and a great cause. The popular fashion brand will mark International Women’s Day by helping Not For Sale fight global slavery and create new futures for survivors of sex trafficking in Amsterdam.
On March 8th, customers can support Not For Sale by shopping the latest looks from EILEEN FISHER’s Spring 2012 collection at Bloomingdale’s stores nationwide (excluding Beverly Hills and Soho locations) and online at Bloomingdales.com. EILEEN FISHER will donate 3% of the day’s sales, in addition to a $5,000 donation from Bloomingdale’s, toward Not For Sale’s work combating human trafficking in Amsterdam.”
via Not For Sale