October is Fair Trade Month!

It’s time to bring Fair Trade to the forefront and spread awareness about this fantastic organization!

In a nutshell; when you buy Fair Trade products it benefits over a million farmers and workers around the world!  By helping build sustainable businesses while promoting quality products that improves lives and reducing poverty. It also means the workers of the farms are guaranteed safe work conditions, and both the farmers and workers are given fair wages and have access to health care. Women also have an active roll in the co-ops, and any residual revenue is set aside for things like education and the building of schools! There’s so much more, all of which is equally important… so if you want to learn more about how buying Fair Trade products can impact lives, you can click here. To read some pretty amazing stories… head on over to their blog.

Now I bet you’re interested in how you can play a part in purchasing goods with the Fair Trade Logo, right? Clicking here will take you just where you need to go to browse and buy from a substantial list of all brands and products that are partnered with the Fair Trade organization.

Fair Trade is something that I find extremely important, and since the kind people of the Fair Trade Organization sent me a big-o-box stuffed of Fair Trade goodies, I wanna help spread the news about Fair Trade Month by sharing the goodies with YOU! That’s right a BIG box jammed full of Fair Trade goodies delivered right to your doorstep!

Here’s a list of somethings you may find in your goodie-box! {Feel free to check out all these amazing products and follow them on Twitter too!}

  • SunSpire Organic Chocolate Chips:  Bake with these delicious chocolate chips to add a little bit of Fair Trade to your desserts!
  • TCHO: TCHO is serious about chocolate: from knowing where their Fair Trade Certified cacao comes from to re-imagining what it means to taste chocolate. You’ll find yourself using words like “fruity,” “citrusy,” or “nutty” to describe this flavor experience. You’ll simply have to see for yourself!
  • Madhava Organic Fair Trade Agave Nectar (@MadhavaSweet): Madhava’s Agave Nectar is made from the natural juice of the Weber Blue Agave plant, which is organically grown and sustainably farmed in the Sierra Madres region of Mexico.  It’s a perfect addition to oatmeal, smoothies, iced tea, cocktails and more.
  • Numi Fair Trade Mini Sampler (@NumiTea): From Aged Earl Grey to Moroccan Mint, this pocket-sized organic and Fair Trade Certified sampler box will take your taste buds on a journey!
  • Near East Quinoa Blends (@NearEastDish): A balanced blend of Fair Trade Certified quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) and whole grain brown rice for a delicious, high-protein meal that helps fund organic conversion, leadership training and infrastructure improvements in rural Bolivia.
  • Just Love Coffee Roasters (@justlovecoffee): Just Love Coffee Roasters combines their love for specialty Fair Trade Certified coffee and helping those in need. For every cup you drink, they donate a portion of their proceeds to adopting families, non-profit organizations, and the arts.
  • Glory Bee Fair Trade Comapi Honey: This rich Fair Trade Certified honey is produced in the Caatinga Scrub Forests of Brazil and has helped fund the construction of a local school, a community center, and new projects around safe drinking water.
*You can also follow The Fair Trade Organization on Facebook and Twitter {@fairtradeusa}!*

HOW TO ENTER:

Just leave a comment below {only one comment per person please :)} and you’re entered in to win! Of course if you want to help spread the word about Fair Trade by telling a friend about this giveaway, posting it to your facebook or tweet about it on Twitter… that would be quite awesome of you!

This giveaway ends at midnight on Thursday {eastern standard time} so any comments after that will not be counted. The winner will be announced Friday morning!

Good Luck and Happy Fair Trade Month!