We live in a global society. In fact, you're probably using a device right now whose components were manufactured in six of the seven continents on our planet. In our modern society, the surplus harvest in Russia affects the US wheat markets and widespread drought in the Midwest can cause famine in developing nations.
Likewise, the clothes we buy affect everyone from the cotton-growers in Alabama to the seamstress in Bolivia to the CEO behind glass doors.
Every Purchase Matters. This is the mantra of Fair Trade USA, an organization and movement dedicated to identify producers who respect both people and the environment.
You may have noticed many of the products on my site are Fair Trade Certified. If you've never heard of this concept, I want to share with you what brought me to decide to make this a central part of my business model.