Expand Your Circle of Love

February 07, 2017

Love is in the air this time of year, but something a lot less sweet is behind the chocolate and gifts we all give. Unfortunately, little has changed over the years for the chocolate and jewelry industry’s use of child labor and the garment industry’s unsafe working conditions. It doesn’t have to be this way.

You don’t have to give up celebrating, but you can commit to ending worker- and child-abuse by directing your purchasing dollars to ethically sourced goods. Ensure the gifts you give to loved ones show the same deep concern for the people along the supply chain. Choose fair trade products and slave-free chocolate.

Here are a few gift suggestions we feel good about giving to that special someone.

Learn more about why fair trade matters.

Last week we posted an excellent short video piece from Equal Exchange and The Perennial Plate, explaining the difference between conventional chocolate and fair trade chocolate. Take a look below in case you missed it.




    Leave a comment

    Comments will be approved before showing up.


    Also in Recent Updates

    Meet the Makers: Htoo

    February 17, 2018

    Meet Htoo, an artisan with Prosperity Candle who has resettled in the U.S. after a long journey as a refugee fleeing violence in Burma. Read about what you can do to support her, plus find more actions you can take for similar Rohingya refugees in Burma now.

    Continue Reading →

    FEM: Fundación Entre Mujeres

    February 10, 2018

    Last year, the total Equal Exchange contributed to UUSC's Small Farmer Fund was over $10,000! These funds are redistributed to support small farmer groups and cooperatives globally working to advance economic justice, including our new partner FEM. Learn more about the global impact of your purchases.

    Continue Reading →

    5 Facts You Didn’t Know About Chocolate

    February 01, 2018

    How much do you really know about this decadent treat that most of us couldn’t live without? While you savor your Valentine's Day chocolate bar, we take a bite out of some delicious trivia, answering your questions surrounding everything cocoa.

    Continue Reading →