Shop for a cause and support Fair Trade and the United Nations Global Goals
Online PR News – 14-October-2016 – San Diego, CA – October is a month of compassion! This month is dedicated to acknowledging and celebrating many causes, one of which is Fair Trade. Did you know October is Fair Trade Month? Every Fair Trade purchase protects the environment and improves lives.
In honor of Fair Trade Month, Gifts With a Cause would like to spread awareness of the importance of Fair Trade by hosting giveaways all month! This is the perfect opportunity to celebrate and support Fair Trade. Giveaways will be announced via email and social media.
The artisans who produce Fair Trade products earn fair wages & community development funds. Fair Trade can be found in all sorts of categories, including consumer, goods such as gifts! Many people are not aware that Fair Trade extends beyond coffee and produce. Gifts with a Cause is a perfect example of a Fair Trade company working towards sustainable change, and committed to creating an ethical production cycle of consumer goods.
Fair Trade principles ensure women empowerment, no child labor, environmental conservation, education, water access, food safety, workplace safety, and poverty alleviation.
“Without Fair Trade wages, women can not work their way out of impoverished situations. The key priority is for women artisans to give their children education. After consistently hearing this in Africa, Bali, Cambodia and around the globe, we created a way to provide sustainable jobs for mothers,” said Liz Allen, co-founder of Gifts With a Cause.
The key word here is sustainability. GWAC provides artisans with job training and most importantly access to global markets. By respecting artisans and their desire to earn economic independence to support their family, this creates lasting solution to the root causes of poverty.
Fair Trade Month is a celebration of fair trade as a powerful movement to the worldwide fight against poverty, climate change and economic crises. To demonstrate commitment to the accomplishment of the United Nations Global Goals, Gifts With a Cause is a proud member of United Nations Global Compact. Truly a powerful force for global good. Now that’s something to celebrate, go out and spread the word! Happy Fair Trade Month!