With the holidays coming up I just wanted talk about some gift ideas or options.
The Gift That Gives Twice
Whenever I'm unsure what to get I always try to buy something fair trade or local (usually small local business's are fair trade but are not certified). I like to consider these gifts the gift that gives twice because it is benefitting someone who treats their workers well and values their workers AND is a gift for whoever is receiving the object you bought as a gift.
Some classic easy-to-find fair trade products include
- Jewelry/ accessories
Giving or receiving fair trade gifts are even more special to me because I know the money spent on or by me is going to a good cause.
With Thanksgiving around the corner I have a lot to be grateful for, especially when considering some of the situations people live in with earning a dollar a day or working in grueling conditions and abiding by unfair rules and standards. My parents both have stable jobs with workers rights, because I live in a place where workers rights are valued. Although in the US, basic worker rights are assumed in the job world, I still, I consider myself lucky; if I lived in another country where workers rights were not valued, who knows how my life would differ. It is inconceivable for me to put myself in a situation in which I have never experienced and unfair for me to imagine, so I can not say exactly how my life would be different, but it is certain my lifestyle would be drastically different than it is now.
I would like to do as much as I can to support the fair trade movement by buying my holiday gifts fair trade. I would hope you guys do too!
Fair Trade gift giving is a great option for this years holiday shopping!!