Fair Trade is the Key
Fair Trade products are unique to the culture of the place they originated from. Every creation reflects the identity of the people behind it and that what makes fair trade products extra special. Supporting fair trade products from all over the world means that you’re helping to keep the traditions alive in these places – making sure that their culture will continue to thrive for more generations to come.
Fair Trade, Artisans and their Culture
From metal artworks from Haiti to Abalone shell jewelries from Mexico – every product reflects the creativity and culture of their people. In one of my trips in Costa Rica, I met a couple of artisans. One with his pottery works which are amazing and another woman artisan with her beautiful beadworks. One of the reasons why I came up with The Green Seahorse is to help artisans like them to promote their products in a bigger market and give them the opportunity to compete in the global market.
Exposure to artisans’ products connects us with different cultures through their artworks and practices while also bringing awareness about global poverty. What can get better than supporting cultural works, enjoying beautiful and delicious products and alleviating poverty at the same time?
So the next time you need to go shopping or if you are to re-decorate your house or you need gift ideas for friends and loved ones, consider looking over the works of these artisans. Bring life to your collection with a touch of different culture and exceptional creativity while feeling good about yourself for being a conscious consumer.
Fair Trade Products
Whenever you choose to purchase these products (from handcrafted pieces to delicious produce) over their counterparts in the market, it means that you’re supporting a community somewhere else in the world. That means that these communities will have funding for projects that will help the poor member of the community such as clean water, health clinics, and even educational opportunities for themselves or their children.
I believe that fair trade helps not only the artisans and their community; it also protects the environment and improves commercial trading. As we continuously raise awareness about the importance of conscious consumerism and how our purchases affects the environment and other people – we can then expect a better and improved trading practice globally and that is all because of fair trade.