We often have customers that tell us how much they love our mission to help and serve women in developing countries, but they don't have a good understanding of what fair trade is.

fair trade

noun

  1. trade in which fair prices are paid to producers in developing countries.

Fair trade is simply the best way to ensure that workers in developing countries are adequately compensated for their work, and are therefore able to sustain themselves and their families. Often, fair trade involves a partnership between the producers and the consumers. For example, our partners include Mayan Hands, Tamar Center, Girls With Vision, Scarves of Hope and many more. The women we serve work for these organizations which then sell their products to organizations like Elevāt, and then we market and resell them. Because we are all volunteers, all of our profits can go back to the women we serve.

As we enter the season of giving, you may be wondering how you can help others and make a difference in the world. We at Elevāt encourage you to shop fair trade for Christmas gifts this year. Not only will you be giving a thoughtful, beautiful gift, but you will also be giving a gift that is:

  • Handmade
  • Unique- Many of our products are one-of-a-kind.
  • Ethical- The women creating our products are paid a fair, sustainable wage.
  • Eco-friendly- Most of our products are made with recycled materials. 

By shopping fair trade products, you can make a huge impact on the lives of so many women around the globe. Many of the women working with our partnership programs are getting out of sex trafficking, prostitution, or escaping poverty. We can help them make a better life and support themselves and their families.

We are called to care for our neighbor, both in our communities and around the world. Help care for your global neighbors  by shopping with Elevāt this holiday season!

 

by Megan Hogue

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