Coffee—one of the first things people think about when you mention fair trade—is an appropriate way to kick off the start of Fair Trade Month in October. There are many opportunities where you can get involved in workshops, tastings, and other events surrounding fair trade this month.
Rosa Gonzalez, El Pinal, APECAFE Cooperative, El Salvador. Photo courtesy of Equal Exchange.
Why fair trade month? It’s a great reminder to make purchasing fairly traded products a routine part of your shopping habits! While everything at the Good Buy is fairly traded, be aware of checking labels when out and about, and ask questions about the sourcing of the goods you buy. Make sure your spending dollars are going to workers who were paid a fair price for their goods and labor, so that your daily choices are supporting sustainable practices instead of an exploitative economy.
And in honor of International Coffee Day—whether you prefer a bold and nutty dark roast or something subtle and light—celebrate all things coffee with our Coffee Buzz Pinterest Board.
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