It was Fair Trade Friday!

I reached into my mailbox Friday without even thinking it was the first Friday of the month.  Fair Trade Friday!!!!!

This time Daughter was looking over my shoulder trying to claim things before I even got a good luck at them.  Kids!

Fair Trade Friday June

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The blue and white item is a cute bag.  Daughter claimed that and used it to take her items for refreshing after her workout Saturday. Then it disappeared into her room and I will never get it back again.  Its real intention is for a produce bag but for her it will hold her extra shirt, brush, hairspray, etc.

Fair Trade Friday June

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I wore my new bracelet to church on Sunday, love it! The earrings I am planning on wearing during our trip. And the journal was a huge surprise.  I cannot wait to use it for our upcoming trip, its so pretty.  The card will be used at Father’s Day in a couple of weeks.

Another awesome Fair Trade Friday Box!

If you want to sign up go here: https://docs.google.com/a/communityoffaith.tv/forms/d/1lW-zwqLvYz67BsMhBqVjFNSYU-9I3TxrtlsDcXEgAdE/viewform

What is Fair Trade Friday?

Fair Trade Friday is a monthly membership club that delivers high quality fair traded items to your door. The items in the box are fairly traded and provide employment to women all over the world. Plus, they are really cute! We currently have multiple monthly options: our original (and very popular) Fair Trade Friday box—this include 3-4 surprise items (think stylish accessories, organic soap, coffee, etc); our next option is a one-time box to try out as a trial or give as a gift; and finally, our brand new option: Earring of the Month. 100% of the proceeds from each product go toward the empowerment of impoverished women as an avenue to introduce them to the Gospel.

Why Fair Trade?

It ensures club products were made by artisans in fair working conditions who were being paid a fair wage.

Basically, no child gave up his education, home and family to labor in a sweat shop so that your calves can be toasty in a pair of trendy boot cuffs. You can give gifts of handcrafted jewelry and unique home decor with a clear conscience. People say it’s the thought behind the gift that counts most. In this case, we’ve done some of that thinking for you.

How can we deliver such amazing products to you at a steal?

Easy. We’re not out to get rich. We truly love helping people and especially empowering the oppressed. The best way we have found to do that is let them discover their own value. Our desire is that one day, they come to see their value in the God who made them. For now, we can help them see their value in creating something beautiful that, with some marketing, will sustain or supplement their families. Plus, we work hard to establish real life relationships with many of the artisans we work with.

Let’s use one of our bags for example. They come from India. The company is Fair Trade certified, which guarantees the artisans were treated and paid fairly. By purchasing the bag (which will be an item in a club box with your Fair Trade Friday membership), you are supporting the oppressed people of India, including widows, disabled, anyone seen as unemployable or invaluable. The price of the product boils down to the wage earned by the artisan, the necessary materials, and shipping. That’s it. No one in the middle is taking a cut. And, there’s your steal.

FAIR TRADE FANS:

You’ll need to decide on how much awesomeness you want.

  • You can choose to start with a recurring box for $31.99 per month. It’s easy peasy. Click the button. Enter your info. Wait on your box. Done. We keep sending you a box (and, of course, billing you for it) until you cancel. What an amazing set up! Join the Club Today!
  • Or, you can try out a box (but we promise you’ll just end up wanting more…trust us) for $35 plus $10 shipping. This one is a great gift option as well. Hint, hint.
  • Or, you can join the Earring of the Month club, where you’ll get a stylish and beautiful pair of earrings made by our artisans every month.

At this time, Fair Trade Friday is only available in the United States. Thank you for your understanding.

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