Story by Maddy Murrow
Photos by Kevin Keane
RCFU stopped in to celebrate Fair Trade Month this October with one little world!
What is fair trade you ask? The practice of fair trade is the practice of ensuring fair prices are paid to producers in developing countries for their merchandise. Fair trade promotes safe and healthy working conditions, protects the environment, and enables companies to be transparent. Although at times prices for these products may range higher than that of similar products in the market, when buying fair trade one can know their goods were made ethically. Today, fair trade-certified products can be found in more than 50,000 retail locations.
Recently, one little world formally became a member of the Fair Trade Federation. Support them and other fair trade businesses around RVA during Fair Trade Month!
“one little world directly partners with skilled artisans in Ecuador, Nepal and Kenya, using local and sustainably harvested materials to create uniquely gorgeous designs that truly stand out! jewelry materials include: acai and huayruro seeds, tagua nuts and coconut, all gathered from the amazonia region of Ecuador. in addition our products are made from llama, alpaca and sheep wool, hemp, tree branches and bark. materials have been colored through a natural dye process. no animals or trees have been harmed in the collection of these materials and local producers of each area are provided the opportunity to support their families and communities through this simple model of fair-trade.” — Jodie Vieira
~ handmade, fair-trade, earth-kind products from around our world ~