October is Fair Trade month ~ Shop Ethical Ocean


Fair Trade is Good for the Earth, good for animals, good for your family. More than ever, consumers are becoming more conscious of their purchases and the long-term impacts that they carry. Until now, only the most eco-conscious knew what to look for in their products and where to find them – enter Ethical Ocean, the shopping site that is transforming ethical commerce.

And Since October is Fair Trade month, a month dedicated to promoting and celebrating the positive impact of Fair Trade on the communities that produce many of the products we buy here in North America, I wanted to share some of our favorite fair picks from cosmetics and home decor, to fashion and food:

·       Shwarmis by Bundu: Made by a co-op of women artisans in Zimbabwe, here’s one of our favourite toys from Bundu. http://www.ethicalocean.com/product/warthog-shamwari

·       Dresses by Lionne: African fabrics made a splash at London Fashion week for a reason. One of our favourite and mostaffordable designers is Lionne, whose dresses are made in Ghana. http://www.ethicalocean.com/product/orange-wrap-dress

·       Bowls by Bundu: Gorgeous on a coffee table or as a fruit bowl, this paper maché bowl by Bundu was made by a group of HIV positive mothers who are earning an income and health education in Southern Africa.

·       Kazuri Beads by Bazant: Made by a group of single mothers outside of Narobi, these artisans are earning an income to support their families. The bracelets are then made by Toronto-designer Lara Bazant. http://www.ethicalocean.com/product/kazuri-bracelets

·       Yoga Bag by One Mango Tree:  Make a statement with this yoga mat bag by One Mango Tree, are made by artisans throughout Africa.

·       Coffee by Ethical Bean: This fair trade coffee by Ethical Bean is marked with a QR code – when you scan it you get the full story of where it was grown, the batch number.
I wanted to introduce you all to Ethical Ocean - just take a look around. There are many similar sites but there always seems to be a problem with selection and quality. At Ethical Ocean there is a huge selection ( you could browse all day! ) and high quality products and brands you know. I just love what they offer and I know you will too!

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Happy Fair Trade month!

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