World Fair Trade Day

May 9, 2009 is World Fair Trade Day. Here are ways you can be involved:

  • Become familiar with Fair Trade requirements which include a living wage, safer working conditions, and eco-friendly practices.
  • Find Fair Trade partners in your area by checking online at the Fair Trade Federation.
  • Look for the Fair Trade Certified™ label or endorsement by the Fair Trade Labeling Organization.
  • Join the day’s celebrations at Ten Thousand Villages stores across the United States and check out the many ways materials have been reused or recycled to create something new. My favorite is the Ephrata, Pennsylvania store and café.

Who is your favorite Fair Trade partner?

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