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By using our purchasing power as a leveraging tool, we can help to ensure that equality and sustainability are literally woven into the threads of our wardrobe (and welded into the seams of our jewelry), thereby helping those most vulnerable around the world.
Let’s take a look at how fair trade jewelry can empower you — and your wardrobe — and thus empower those who need it most around the world.
Subscription boxes are fun and exciting to receive each month, and they can benefit more people than just the recipient. When you purchase a Christian subscription box membership, you have the opportunity to participate in a greater cause on a recurring basis. So, how exactly does a Christian subscription box make an impact in the lives of people around the world? Read on to find out!
When you shop direct trade, you ensure that your purchases are actually benefiting the people who made or grew your goods. But because direct trade isn’t concretely defined, you’ll have to do a little extra work to determine if the products you purchase were really sourced directly — and not just labeled as such. Read on to learn more about direct trade and how you can support better working conditions worldwide with your purchases.
As the world becomes smaller and smaller, it’s easier than ever before to influence others. People are more aware of what happens in other places on our planet, but they often feel powerless to do anything about it. If you feel like this too, we want you to know that you have the power to make a difference — here’s how.
Hunger around the world has been an ongoing issue — and the Covid-19 pandemic has only made a difficult challenge even tougher. Let’s look at five Christian charities doing their part to end hunger.
Even if you’re just embarking on the journey of ethical shopping, you’ve likely encountered the terms “fair trade” and “direct trade.” But what do these terms mean exactly, and how do they help us shop more ethically? Read on to learn more about the practice of direct trade and some of our recommendations for direct trade companies in the developing world that you can support.
You can start helping the poor from right where you are through supporting nonprofits, volunteering virtually, making thoughtful purchasing decisions, and spreading awareness within your community. This article dives deeper into these four innovative ideas, giving you the resources you need to help.
Holiday shopping is right around the corner, but have you taken a moment to think about whether or not the gifts you’ll buy are ethically sourced? And if you have, how do you know that? For the ethically aware shopper, fair trade and direct trade products reign...
Our economy, though rough at times, is relatively stable and profitable. But when we’re keeping an eye out for the next iPhone, millions of adults and children are keeping an even sharper eye out for something startlingly simple: water. As consumers, we can choose carefully which nonprofits to support and which products to purchase, taking care to support direct and fair trade companies that treat their workers fairly.
“Wherever you turn, you can find someone who needs you. Even if it is a little thing, do something for which there is no pay but the privilege of doing it. Remember, you don’t live in the world all of your own.”
– Albert Schweitzer
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