As our loyal readers know, we love to provide you with the inspiration and resources to Fair Trade your holiday celebrations (check out our complete guides to Fair Trading your St. Patrick’s Day, Valentine’s Day, & Halloween). If you’re new to Fair Trade or aren’t yet able to make Fair Trade part of your day-to-day purchases, holidays are a great way to support the movement and show your family and friends you don’t just care about them, but you also care about the farmers and artisans who worked so hard to produce their treats and gifts.
We, at Fair Trade Trends, love Easter, a time of remembrance and renewal. Whether you celebrate Easter as a religious holiday or simply enjoy the time to gather with friends and family, we’ve got some fabulous Fair Trade finds for you!
We hope you enjoy our Complete Guide to Fair Trading your Easter!
Coco-Zen’s Bunny Truffles – 2-Piece Tin (“Choose from: White Chocolate with Dark Chocoloate Coconut Ganache, Milk Chocolate with Milk Chocolate Latte Ganache, & Dark Chocolate with Dark Chocolate Orange Ganache; 1-Piece Box and 6-Piece Tin with 2 Truffles of each flavor also available):
Sweet Earth Chocolates’s Easter Egg Gift Box (Both Classic and Vegan available: “Classic will have a milk chocolate bunny, a mixture of dark and milk chocolate eggs, a chocolate ganache egg, a vanilla creme egg and a caramel filled egg. The vegan version will have all dark chocolate bunny & eggs with a peanut butter filled egg, a caramel egg & a toasted coconut fondant egg”):
Theo Chocolate’s Spring Confection Collection (“This 8 piece box includes 1 each: Lime Coriander, Pearl Jasmine, Burnt Sugar, Lemon, Mint, Hazelnut Gianduja, Lavender Caramel & Ginger Rose Caramel”):
Children of the World Basket (“The colorful Children of the World Garland (Sasha, India), Children of the World Ornament (Manos Amigas, Peru) and Divine Milk Chocolate Eggs packaged in a handmade basket”; available at SERRV):
Bird Lover’s Basket (“Homemade basket contains papier mâché Perching Dove Box (Asha Handicrafts, India), Divine Dark Chocolate Eggs and the realistic Bird’s Nest with Eggs, made with dyed tagua nuts (Camari, Ecuador)”; available at SERRV):
Global Exchange’s Easter Bunny Gift Box (Includes a handmade carrot zippered toy with three mini bunnies nestled inside and two bags of delicious milk chocolate coins):
FAIR TRADE STUFFED BUNNY RABBITS & Spring Finger PUppets:
Tropical Items Madagascar, LCC’s Raffia Plaited Crochet Hat in Dark Red (Also available in Dusty Pink, Natural, Black, Natural/Black, and Teal; TIM offers a number of charming Raffia hats in wide variety of colors):
While March has refused to go out like a lamb (at least in Ohio), we are still thinking spring. And what better way to celebrate the arrival of warmer weather than with these beautiful hand-painted kites from Mitra Bali?:
How have we not heard of you sooner? We are literally in lurve with your ethical company and your breathtakingly beautiful jewelry. Seriously, you’ve taken our breath, and we need it back. Why? So we can sing your praises!
Pardon us a moment while we swoon over these noteworthy pieces from Andean Collection’s awesome lookbook:
What did Coco Chanel give us in the 1920s that Audrey Hepburn made divine in the 1960s, which is still making women look and feel sexy to this day? The Little Black Dress. The LBD never goes out of style, and now with Fair Trade, this must-have fashion staple isn’t just elegant; it’s ethical, too.
Do you love the strength, balance, and center you find from yoga? But are you having trouble mastering those advanced asanas, knowing that your yoga gear was made by some of the world’s poorest people in some of the world’s worst working conditions? Now, with these fabulous finds, you can Fair Trade Your Om in style and with a clear conscience.
Marigold’s Anjali Top (available in Grass Green and Purple Lotus) and Yoga Pant (available in Green Paisley and Purple Paisley):
Handwoven, Cotton “Yoga” Banner with Wooden Hanger and Pouch. Features the Maori proverb – “Turn your face to the sun and the shadows will fall behind you.” (Available at Janet Rhodes in Bronze, Golden Olive, & Teal Blue):
Here at Fair Trade Trends, we strive to bring the Fair Trade love to our holiday celebrations (check out our complete guides to Fair Trading your Valentine’s Day and Halloween). Which is why we’re super psyched to present our newest collection of fabulous Fair Trade finds that will bring you a little Luck o’ the Irish this March 17.
2) Tompkins Point is the epitome of classic, clean menswear at its finest. Do you love the timeless sophistication of a smart-fitting polo and khakis? While we lurve a guy with an eye for fashion, believe us; nothing melts our hearts more than a man who looks good while doing good. And Tompkins Point Apparel is certainly a do good company. Not only do they provide fair wages and working conditions for their farmers and factory workers, but they also “donate 25% of [their] profits to the communities where [their] clothing is made.”
3) Their Logo Is Adora-bull:
Move over, Mr. Alligator. Go for a trot, Mr. Pony. There’s a new logo in town, and we think he’s pretty hip. Plus, we dig the funky symbolism:
We hope all of our lovely readers had a very happy Fair Trade Valentine’s Day! Though, now that we’re past the excitement of the big day, we sure could use a perfect pairing pick-me-up. If, like us, you are starting to feel the winter blues, try this yummy combo, which will have you celebrating the Fair Trade love despite this chilly weather.
We couldn’t agree more. Which is why we’ve paired these delicious coffee chocolate caramels with one of our favorite Fair Trade coffees. Because coffee + chocolate + coffee = happiness³. (We’ve checked this equation with Dave-the-Coffee-Guy, and he’s in absolute agreement.)
So even though Punxsutawney Phil’s offered us hope for an early spring, if you still see snow on the ground (or hey, love chocolate, coffee, or helping to promote economic justice for the world’s farmers), we say treat yourself! Because, you’ve earned it! And because doing good tastes so right!