Fair Trade- more than coffee and chocolate

Equal Exchange coffee and Divine chocolate are two of my Fair Trade favorites but I purchase many others such as tea, cocoa, hot chocolate, chai tea, purses, shawls, gift items and greeting cards are a few.  Did  you know there are over 2000 types of Fair Trade products around the world?  What other products do you know about?  Fair Trade is growing every year and recently I heard of several surprising new products that have been certified Fair Trade.

Here is a starter list of 25 Fair Trade items:

  1. Furniture
  2. Tableware
  3. Lenten palms
  4. clergy shirts
  5. Stationary
  6. books
  7. candles
  8. hammocks
  9. toys / dolls
  10. birdhouses
  11. wind chime
  12. baskets
  13. musical instruments
  14. messenger bags
  15. fabric
  16. t-shirts
  17. soapstone
  18. paper
  20. lanyard / badge holder
  21. wine
  22. beer
  23. olive oil
  24. soccer balls
  25. yarn

If you know of more items that I have not listed,  please add a comment with the link to the product!

Now, run out and buy some Fair Trade coffee and chocolate to balance the list!


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