If you’re like me, you’re always looking for an excuse to go shopping. Thanks to Fair Trade Month, you have a perfectly legitimate, month-long excuse—just in time for the holiday gifting season. It’s like Small Business Saturday or Cyber Monday, except for 31 days. That’s right. An entire month dedicated to your own eco-friendly purchase power.
Similar to the way the #ShopSmall movement supports small businesses in your community, #FairTradeMonth supports the fair trade movement in our global economy. The idea is to buy from businesses that are committed to fair trade practices instead of those that may—either advertently or inadvertently—harm the environment, the economy, communities, or disadvantaged individuals.
So how are you celebrating? Filling your shopping cart with deliciously soft organic cotton products at wearpact.com is a smart place to start. Pact makes it easy with free shipping during Fair Trade Month and the certifications to back their products.
Not only do most of Pact’s products bear the Fair Trade Certified seal, but you can also rest assured that nearly every product is manufactured in a Fair Trade Certified cut+sew factory. This means that the factories Pact products are produced in are top tier in both social and environmental standards. It means that they’re always sweatshop-free and child labor–free factories that treat their employees with respect and provide them with the compensation they deserve.
When you shop at Pact, you have so many things to feel good about. And I’m not just talking about that clean, organic cotton on your skin. When you purchase any one of Pact’s products, you’re supporting better conditions for cotton farmers and factory workers. You can feel good knowing that they’re earning fair wages for their families. That, for each product sold, they are earning a premium to invest in social development projects to fight poverty in their communities.
What are you waiting for? Fair Trade Month will be gone before you know it, and those stockings aren’t going to stuff themselves. Be a part of the #FairTradeMonth movement, and share your Pact purchase. Make a conscious choice to be a part of the collective change.
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