October is a month that shows how much people care — about other people, about living beings, about our food and about the planet. Fair Trade Month is a time to spread the word about who and where our products come from. This means putting the spotlight on challenges like unsafe working conditions and debt slaveries while celebrating the brands and artisans that are doing things differently. Simply put, Fair Trade is a certification of social, environmental and economic responsibility. When you see the Fair Trade Certified label on a product, it means that it was grown or manufactured in accordance with strict standards, covering areas like no child or forced labor, elimination of harmful chemicals, and more.
EllieFunDay | Designs organic baby items that empower marginalized women in India. Fair wages are provided for both the artisans and their families, training and development of marginalized communities and on-site clinics at the sewing units to provide easy access to appropriate healthcare.
Finn + Emma | Made with 100% organic cotton, eco-friendly dyes, and all-natural wood in Fair Trade settings. Finn + Emma is committed to providing jobs that focus on social and economic independence, especially for women, in countries like Peru and India.
Modern Burlap | One of a kind, designed in the US and produced Fair Trade with recycled, organic cotton blends in India.
Viverano | Offers pure, beautiful, comfortable, nurturing and sustainable products in the most environmentally, socially and economically responsible manner. They are produced at a state of the art, GOTS & Fair Trade certified facility in the most humane, loving and earth-friendly way possible.
Fair Trade doesn't end in October. Kind Collective continues to ask questions about the products we carry and to think about where (and who) they came from. It encourages us to be more conscious and provide you with a purpose to purchase. "Every time you spend money you're casting a vote for the kind of world you want to live in." -Anna Lappe