Here’s something to be scared about this Halloween: your child’s chocolate likely came at the expense of another child if it’s not fair-trade chocolate. If you choose to give out candy this year, make sure child slavery isn’t part of the process.
According to Stop the Traffik, an anti-trafficking group, 1.8 million children are subjected to backbreaking labor on West African cocoa farms, where 70% of the world's chocolate comes from. Fortunately there are exceptions (slavefreechocolate.org has an extensive list). To make your Halloween chocolate purchases easy, we carry Equal Exchange, Divine, and Taza, all fair- and direct-trade chocolate that is ethically sourced.
Wanna know more about what's at stake this Halloween and why fair trade matters? Watch this video from Equal Exchange!
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