I believe in Fair Trade because I believe that all people deserve the dignity that comes with a good job.
I personally get so much joy and fulfillment from having a meaingful job. Of course, I am also dignified by being able to support myself--and thankfully, enjoy good experiences, purchase what I want, and give my extra dollars to the causes I care about.
Thanks to the fair trade movement, artisans, producers and farmers enjoy safe working environments, living wages, and many other benefits that jobs in developing nations often fail to provide.
Fair Trade also helps to preserve the traditional crafts of indigenous communities around the world, making their work even more fulfilling. I am proud to use my purchasing power to create opportunities for producers around the world--and especially women of color--to exercise their labor with dignity.
This year I am supporting Chicago Fair Trade with $250. I hope you will join me and help grow the impact of Chicago on the global Fair Trade movement!