Fair Trade Trends
Fair Trade is quickly gaining popularity as more people in North America begin to wonder where the products they buy come from, what they are made of, and if the purchase makes a difference in the world. Supporters of Fair Trade and eco friendly practices are usually collectively called LOHAS: Lifestyle of Health and Sustainability. In essence, these are people who want to have a healthy body and mind, therefore choosing to buy responsibly.
Our hope is that once you have learned about Fair Trade, how it works, and who it benefits, you will be asking how to incorporate Fair Trade into your own life. As cliche as it might sound, change really does start with one person. Individuals or consumers must buy and increase the demand for fairly traded goods in order to impact what stores provide. Retailers and consumers are constantly watching market trends, and trying to respond to what consumers want: the power is in your hands!
The reach of fair trade extends every day. Here are some resources of ways in which you can incorporate fair trade into your lifestyle: