Thanks to the growth of the Internet, and the gaining momentum of fair trade, there are a lot of really wonderful fair trade stores and retailers out there. And, this is a big reason why we started Divas4Divas; we’re trying to put all these amazing fair trade sellers in one place so that shopping ethically and sustainably is really easy.
One of my most favorite fair trade stores is World of Good. They have an incredible selection of fair trade goods that range from men and women’s clothing, to jewelry, to home goods. They’re Fair Trade Certified (just like us here at Earth Divas!), and they’re also a member of Green America.
What’s most unique about World of Good is how they break down every item on their site in terms of where it’s made, why it’s fair trade, and the good it does for others when it’s purchased.
Here’s a good example of one of my most favorite items in their store, the Wool Hand Embroidered Belt (which was worn by Julia Roberts in “Eat, Pray, Love”!
Aren’t they amazing? I crave one like I crave hot chocolate on cold days. They’re just too beautiful not to have one!
Anyway, here’s the breakdown on the Wool Hand Embroidered Belt.
The handcrafted items come from an organization called Jenny Krauss and are all made according to fair trade guidelines. This means the artisans are paid a fair wage, work under conditions of their choosing (usually in their homes) and are not exposed to hazardous materials. These women also create dolls, bags, and pillows.
I think this is a wonderful way to give consumers a look at the difference they’re really making when they buy fair trade.
Whenever you have time, pop on over to World of Good and give them a look. The information on their site is fascinating, and they have a wonderful selection of fair trade items that really can’t be rivaled anywhere else on the web.
Filed under: Fair Trade Gifts on January 13th, 2012