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Fair Trade Month Comes to a Close: 5 Things YOU Can Do to Keep the Movement Going

This October marked the 9 th annual Fair Trade month. This means that “consumers, retailers, and brands will unite to celebrate and promote Fair Trade. Here at Senda, Fair Trade is a fundamental piece of our company and mission, and all of our products are 100% Fair Trade. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tvLHDxv4B4   What exactly does Fair Trade Mean? In order for products to be considered “Fair Trade” they must meet “rigorous social, environmental and economic standards to promote safe, healthy working conditions, protect the environment, and enable transparency.” These standards help to ensure that workers get paid fair wages and are treated properly which is something that Senda is passionate about.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTx_fj8k8s4 Senda's Path to Fair Trade 5 Things YOU can do to help Fair Trade in the future!
  1. Get Involved!
Join the conversation on Facebook and on  Twitter. Let us know your thoughts on Fair Trade and learn from other supporters! You can also subscribe to a Fair Trade Newsletter and keep abreast of new Fair Trade products, create promotional campaigns, and Fair Trade in the news by going to the Fair Trade Website.
  1. Donate!
Fair Trade relies on tax-deductible contributions to TransFair USA to be able to continue their work with farmers and farm workers in some of the poorest communities around the world. You can donate today on the  Fair Trade Website!
  1. Start!
Get involved with a local Fair Trade group in your community or school –and if a group doesn’t exist then START one! The Fair Trade Website offers helpful contacts and plenty of examples of how other people have done it.
  1. Ask!
If you don’t see Fair Trade products in your favorite coffee shops, grocery stores, or athletic retailers, then ask them! Store managers respond well to consumer demand for sustainable goods. Fair Trade USA offers free Action Cards and other promotional tools to support your efforts. fair-trade-logo
  1. Support!
The most important thing you can do is support Fair Trade businesses. Every Fair Trade purchase you make is a vote for a better world. Vote with your dollar, look for the Fair Trade label, and buy Fair Trade coffee, tea, chocolate, rice, and soccer balls! TIP: Look out for Fair Trade candy to give out this Halloween if you’re looking for a place to start. fair-trade-halloween

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