Giveaway: Fair Trade Mother’s Day Gift Basket

Congrats Aida, you won!

Happy Mothers Day to everyone, thanks so much for entering!! So many amazing stories and kind mamas out there.

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Happy (almost) Mother’s Day, Kind Lifers & Kind Mamas! Once again we’re partnering with Fair Trade USA to give away an amazing gift basket of social and environmentally responsible goodies. I love supporting Fair Trade because when you buy an item with the Fair Trade Certified label, you know that farmers and workers were able to protect the environment, work in safe, healthy conditions, and earn additional income to improve their communities. With more than 30 Fair Trade product categories to choose from—from tea to chocolate, baking ingredients and even apparel—you can vote for a better world with your purchases every time you shop!

As you all know, women play a crucial role in building strong families, communities and businesses. That’s why Fair Trade USA is celebrating Mother’s Day with a special campaign called FairHer. Its goal is to celebrate the strong women of Fair Trade, from the farmers and workers who grow and sew our favorite products, to the businesses and shoppers who increase demand for Fair Trade. These “FairHer” women make the world a fairer place – and so do YOU when you give your mom Fair Trade products on Mother’s Day!

Elvia Almachi, 32, from Guaytacama, holds a bundle of recently harvested Fair Trade-certified roses. Elvia has been working at Agrogana for 12 years and is currently a production line field supervisor. She has been part of the Fair Trade committee in the past and has two daughters, aged 9 and 12. Elvia and her husband Luis Alberto Villegas, also an Agrogana employee, are two of only five employees to participate on the weekend adult school program paid by the Fair Trade premium fund. They are both currently studying an equivalent to high school degrees. "Before I worked in a different local flower company and they exploited us. Even while I was pregnant! Once I came here, I could tell the difference was huge. We would like for everyone in Ecuador who works in the flower industry to have the same great benefits we do here. Please continue to believe in us. There are many of us who need to continue improving our quality of life through the Fair Trade premium fund. It is through these Fair Trade flowers that hundreds of families, like mine, continually improve our lives." Agrogana: Joseguango Bajo, Latacunga, Cotopaxi, Ecuador. February 18, 2013. BY DOWNLOADING ANY IMAGE FROM THIS WEBSITE YOU AGREE TO: (1) Not to display images on products or their packaging where the products are sold or traded for cash or other consideration, or (2) Not to sale or other distribution of the Images to others in exchange for cash or other consideration. You may ONLY use Images in promoting a product, service, social cause, or other public message associated with Fair Trade USA’s Fair Trade certification program, including without limitation on web sites, social media, printed materials, trade show booths, and point of sale materials. Use Password: FTUSA

Elvia has been working on a Fair Trade certified farm in Ecuador for 12 years. She is currently pursuing a high school degree at the weekend adult school created with Fair Trade community investment funds.

 

This year’s giveaway features an array of gift ideas that will make your own mom smile AND spread the love to Fair Trade moms like Elvia:

DAVIDsTEA Organic Mother’s Little Helper Tea and Origami Birds Nordic Mug

Eco Lips Bee Free Vegan Lip Balms

Nourish Organic Intensely Moisturizing Fair Trade Organic Shea Butter

Vosges Haut-Chocolat Super Dark Chocolate Bars

Whole Foods Market $25 Gift Card

Wholesome! Organic Blue Agave

Patagonia Centered Crops

prAna Skye Dress

Under the Canopy Kimono Robe

Allegro Organic Café La Dueña

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment about a mom who deserves to be pampered this Mother’s Day. Also be sure to visit BeFair.org to learn more about FairHer and how to get involved!

I will announce the winner on Monday May 9th.

With love,

Alicia

 

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