Shop Ethically This Labor Day

August 31, 2017

You are helping to build a more equitable world for workers.

Some say Labor Day signals the end of the summer. And while you enjoy perhaps one last outdoor cookout with friends and family, the meaning behind this day dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers reminds us that fair labor conditions are something many of us take for granted.

The global economy is complex for sure, but we believe that all workers deserve to be paid a living wage and have access to sustainable livelihoods. In a time when we need more compassion for the earth and its workers than ever, please stand with local artisans and producers here is the U.S. and around the globe, who deserve fair pay for fair work. On this Labor Day, we are incredibly grateful you’ve chosen to shop ethically with us.

Here are a few ways you can make an impact with your shopping dollars

Choose from Our USA-Made Collection.
Celebrate American ingenuity and small-businesses, whose workers are the real engines of the economy. These goods travel less distance to you, another win for the environment!

Join a movement to support small-scale farmers with Equal Exchange!
The power of fair trade builds a more collaborative, democratic, and sustainable world. Taste some of the world's best chocolate, coffee, tea, and snacks!

Know where your clothes were made and who made them with Mata Traders.
Partnering with several fair trade organizations in India and Nepal that train and employ hundreds of artisans in marginalized communities, Mata Traders focuses on gender equity and empowering women. At the cooperatives, garments are individually stitched in small workshops, with one seamstress creating an entire garment rather than being part of a production line.

Empower Women Artisans by shopping Matr Boomie.
For over 10 years, Matr Boomie has developed opportunities for women and minorities to realize their full creative, economic, and leadership potential.




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