Namaste!: Fair Trade Yoga Gear

"A soothing collection of songs for yoga, meditation and relaxation" from Putumayo.

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):

  • Marigold’s Organic Leggings in Purple (Available in Black, Fuchsia Rose, and Iron):

  • Maggie’s Organic’s Leggings in Black (Also available in Charcoal Grey & Wine):

  • Earth Creations’s Dharma Pant in Black (Also available in Azurite, Celadon, Moonstone, Slate, Topaz, and White):

  • Mata Traders’s Wide Head Band in Black ZigZags (Also available in Blue Bird, Purple Lines, and Red Circles):

  • ISAN Weaving Group’s Hemp Yoga Bag (Available in Natural/Lime, Natural/Black, Turquoise/Green, & Turquoise/Navy at HandCrafting Justice):

  • The International Foundation for Fairtrade and Development (IFFAD)’s Folding Yoga Mat (Available at Ten Thousand Villages):

  • Mahaguthi’s Flax Cat Eye Pillow is Purrfect after Yoga (Available at Ten Thousand Villages):

  • 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):


Peace and Love,

Your Fair Trade Trendsters

Hello, Sportsfans!

Whether you like to shoot hoops, kick around the ole’ soccer ball, dominate on the ultimate field, or toss around the (vegan) pigskin, thanks to Respect Fair Trade Sports, you can play your favorite sport knowing that the “adult workers who made your ball have been given “fair wages and healthy working conditions.”

Mom and Dad, looking for a gift for your budding athlete?  Pick up a ball and some performance gear from a store featured in both Parents Magazine and O Magazine.  Maybe someday your little superstar will make it to the pros like Fair Trade Trends’s sports hero – Nets point guard Jordan Farmar.

We love these pics from Farmar’s photo shoot for Coco Eco Magazine in which he’s dribbling Respect’s Eco Basketball:

Check out this awesome fair trade sports equipment and gear from Respect. (And check out Respect’s online store for even more stellar designs):

This Fair Trade gear’s even sweeter since Respect Fair Trade Sports has “committed to donat[ing] all profits after taxes to children’s charities, both domestic and international . . . [once they’ve] reach[ed] profitability.”

We’re root, root, rooting for this awesome company!  Go Team!  And Go Fair Trade!

Peace and Love,

Your Fair Trade Trendsters