Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Fair Trade can be Trendy!

Soon Rebecca and Glenn will be heading off to Fair Trade Boston. They were invited to attend after some of our bags were chosen to make a special debut at the Fair Trade Boston fashion show.

It’s indeed a great honor to be a part of a show that highlights the fact that fair trade does not have to be boring. You can be trendy while making the decision to promote social and economic development in developing nations! By purchasing fair trade you ensure that that the persons who made the products you purchased were paid a decent wage for the work they put into making your product. Isn’t that awesome!

We sell the accessories and other cool items for your home but there are plenty of other retailers out there that offer clothing and shoes that can cater to many different tastes. Some of the headliners for the show include Autonomie Project Inc., which offers eco-friendly hip Fair Trade fashion and footwear, Fair Indigo, where you can get clothing for both men and women (and even organic items for babies) and Indigenous Designs which offers classic fashion for men, women and kids.

Fair Trade Boston aims to alleviate global poverty and promote environmental sustainability by increasing the use of Fair Trade products in the Boston area. The event will take place on Saturday June 13 from 12 noon to 6 pm at the Artists for Humanity Epicenter. Organizers are hoping to raise awareness of Fair Trade, increase youth involvement in Fair Trade organizing and inspire and propel the campaign to make Boston an official Fair Trade city.

Fashion of course will not be the only area of interest; there will opportunities to sample foods and wine. You can also purchase products from Fair Trade vendors, hear speakers and listen to local bands and other performances.

If you’re in that area of Boston, be sure to stop by!! We’re pretty sure you’ll have a great time! And look out for KVI!!!


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