Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Fairly Traded: a fair trade Valentine's day!

St. Valentine’s Day!  It’s a time for chocolates, flowers and unique gifts for your special someone.  And it’s a holiday that can easily be made fair trade!!

Fair trade chocolates are available in abundance and can be found at your local grocers or online.  Sprout’s, Whole Foods and Ocean Beach People’s Coop all sell fair trade chocolate.  And perhaps your loved one likes frozen chocolate treats, anywhere you can buy Ben and Jerry’s you can buy fair trade.

Fair Trade flowers are beautiful and ethical. I have seen fair trade flowers at Whole Foods in the past but you can definitely buy them online. Check out One World Flowers ( for great fair trade flower options.

Fair trade gifts are unique and gift back. Here are a few of my favorite online spots to buy fair trade gifts: – this site sells ethical and fair trade clothing and accessories from several different vendors.  You don’t need to search all over the Internet to find a great gift.  They sell Mata Traders, which is one of my favorite fair trade purveyors of clothing and accessories. – they are locally owned in San Diego and sell wonderful gifts for men and women. – Ten Thousand Villages is one of the oldest fair trade sellers in the United States.  Again, their items are unique and a very good place to find gifts for men and women.

Happy Valentine’s Day – Dawn

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