This post has been sponsored. All opinions expressed are my own.
Did you know October is Fair Trade Month? Whenever I shop for friends and family, this is one of the main things things I take into consideration before making a purchase. Why is buying fair trade products important? Because it ensures that the people who worked hard to create the quality products you are purchasing are receiving a reasonable and fair wage. Although this is just a small portion of what happens when you choose to buy a fair trade product. Purchasing fair trade products also helps in improving and empowering the lives of farmers and factory workers in other countries as they will have safe working conditions and an extra income to provide for their families and help fight poverty in their communities. It also supports sustainable environmental practices and creates long term partnerships with reputable companies.
Common fair trade products are coffee, teas, herbs, spices, cocoa, and cotton. However there are several additional handcrafted products that are also fair trade including jewelry, kitchenware, personal care products and many more. The Greenheart Shop is a great place to turn to when seeking a wide variety of unique and beautiful fair trade products. The shop takes a stand against wasteful and mass manufactured products by providing shoppers with a huge variety of quality made everyday and gift items from communities around the world. Their user-friendly online shop includes Home Decor, Kitchen & Dining, Clothing, Bags & Wallets, Jewelry, Bath & Beuaty, and Kids departments. In each section you will discover several products that each have a unique story behind them which is easily viewed in the product description. More information on Greenheart’s mission can be viewed in the short video below.
The Greenheart Shop kids section includes eco-friendly and handmade clothing/bibs, toys, games, and books. I love how this shop takes the searching and guesswork out of finding fair trade products for baby/kids. It’s fun to explore all of artisanal baby and kids items which are made from natural or recycled materials and discover new favorite toys or books for your little one. Because Greenheart Shop provides the artisan information with each item, you can also enjoy sharing the special story behind the product’s creation with your child. Below are a few of my favorite products in the shop but enjoy browsing the entire kids section here.
Greenheart Shop provides “Uncommon Style for the Common Good”. This is very clear as you browse all of their beautiful products that help support so many artisans from communities around the world. Head over to greenheartshop.org to learn more as well as shop their entire line of products. Greenheart Shop also has a Chicago based shop — for hours and location click here.
Be sure to connect with the Greenheart Shop via social media to stay up to date on product news and promotions!
Greenheart Shop would like to give one lucky reader (1) Alpaca Fur Lion Plush Toy! Just enter via Rafflecopter below by 10/27 for your chance to win! (two lions are shown in photo but giveaway is for one)
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Disclosure: This post is brought to you in partnership with the Greenheart Shop. All thoughts and opinions are my own. See full disclosure policy in tab above.