Have you looked for Fair Trade in department stores or popular retail chains? Yeah… Me neither. But we should start looking for Fair Trade at every kind of store, because I made some unexpected Fair Trade Finds yesterday while apartment shopping with my mom!
I was looking for some bohemian inspired decorations and some British tea things at World Market, when I came across these sweet treats in the Food & Drink section! I mean come on Give me Break… Fair Trade Kit Kat bars?! I remember seeing a tweet from @FairtradeLondon months ago about Nestlé UK and Ireland using Fair Trade cocoa in their Kit Kat bars. Unfortunately, America has not gone the Fairtrade route… hopefully they will jump on board soon, but for now you can purchase some at World Market. They come in a few different flavors: Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Mint, Orange, and Cookies & Cream. Read more…
Next we went into Home Goods and my mom spotted this organizing container. It says Fair Trade Coffee! I doubt it was Fair Trade made… but the fact that it says Fair Trade on it is pretty unique. Most decorations made out of old coffee burlap sacks, don’t even sport the Fair Trade name. Home Good’s slogan is “Find what makes you happy.” Well Home Goods, you made this Fair Trade Friday a happy one indeed!
Later that evening, we made a quick stop at Target. Have you ever heard of the project FEED? This company “creates good products that help FEED the world.”
We take great pride in using environmentally-friendly and artisan-made materials, along with fair-labor production, in creating all FEED products.
You can now find FEED at your local Target! Target and FEED partnered together to feed children and families all across America. This shirt I bought feeds 20 people. Read more…
My hope for you, readers, is it to become more aware of Fair Trade and realize how easy it is to make Fair Trade Finds in your local community…. not just at the farmers market, but in your shopping malls!