Happy October and joyous Fair Trade Month. If you read my last post, you’ll recall that I’m on a mission to spend my money on ethically produced products; now is the perfect time for you to join me.
You can take the Fair Trade Pledge over at Fair Trade USA. Check out their list of Products and Partners while you’re there.
I’ve compiled a mini list of ethical companies and resources for you to peruse:
- The Hunger Site
- ModCloth “Made in the USA” search
- American Apparel
- Worishofer (the Wikipedia article is hilarious)
- Fair Trade USA partners list
- Ten Thousand Villages
- People Tree
- Swedish Hasbeens
- Golden Ponies
- Goodwill Industries
Don’t forget to shop local, too. You likely have access to lots of small farmers and businesses from which you can purchase locally produced, organic products. Thrift shops and vintage stores are a great alternative to buying new. As Amy Skoczlas Cole of eBay’s Green Team says, “The greenest product is the one that already exists.”
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