A pessimist, they say, sees a glass of water as being half empty; an optimist sees the same glass as half full. But a giving person sees a glass of water and starts looking for someone who might be thirsty.
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Angel Fair Trade
“When we rise in the morning... at the table we drink coffee which is provided to us by a South American, or tea by a Chinese, or cocoa by a West African; before we leave for our jobs we are already beholden to more than half the world.”
Fair Trade is a sustainable system that endeavors to empower disadvantaged producers through payment of a fair price, democratically organized workplaces, technical assistance, social programming, equality for all, transparency, trust and environmental protection. It is a method of creating sustainable economies and new markets in otherwise poor developing countries, while simultaneously preserving traditional customs and practices.
We encourage you to visit these sites to purchase rich-imported coffee, beautiful handicrafts, delicious chocolates, and decorative paper goods. As you shop, feel the joy of being a part of a global movement that respects, uplifts, and sustains some of the world's most talented and hard-working artisans and farmers.
Bath and Beauty
A Better Footprint
Yachana Gourmet Fair Trade Chocolate Company
Bucks County Coffee Co.
The Coffee and Tea Exchange
The Fair Trade Coffee Company
Fresh Coffee Now
Higher Ground Trading Company
Organic Product Trading Company
A-Mark On The World
Original T-Bag Designs
Ten Thousand Villages
Exotic World Gifts
Global Exchange Fairtrade Online Store
A Greater Gift
Watabaran Wholesale Paper Goods
Choice Organic Teas
Numi Organic Teas
The Tea Spot
Zhena's Gypsy Tea
The African Toy Shop
About Fair Trade
The Fair Trade Federation
Cooperation for Fair Trade in Africa
Fair Trade Month
Target Gives $1 Million
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The Denise Amber Lee Foundation
Coaltion to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers
FINCA International provides financial services to the world's lowest-income entrepreneurs.