Four Ways to Support Fair Trade in 2022
As we settle into a new year, there is a natural opportunity for reflection and setting new goals. Although much remains uncertain, one thing remains the same: Fair Trade cultivates holistic, proactive, and sustainable solutions that value global social, economic and environmental justice. If you want to make a positive impact on the world this year, why not start with Fair Trade?
Below are four ways to support Fair Trade in 2022:
1. Switch out one product with a Fair Trade alternative
Whether you’re a serial snacker or avid coffee fan, there are Fair Trade alternatives that fit your lifestyle. Fair Trade LA sells organic Fair Trade coffee from Guatemala to replace your morning cup, and chocolate shops like Tony’s Chocolonely sell all kinds of goodies for that sweet tooth fix. (P.S. check out our past blog posts on kitchen swaps, fair trade clothing, and plastic-free alternatives for more ideas!)
2. Subscribe to our FAIR Package or Coffee Program
Speaking of coffee, if you want to be sure that you’re never out of the good stuff, you can subscribe to Fair Trade LA’s coffee program. You can choose your delivery schedule whether it be weekly or monthly. Or, support local Fair Trade businesses by signing up for our FAIR package, a monthly delivery of one Fair Trade item to your door! Each item creates sustainable jobs in a developing community around the world. Monthly items will vary, including jewelry, home goods, body care, accessories, and much more.
3. Support the Fair Trade community
There are so many ways to support the Fair Trade community. One way is to become a member of Fair Trade LA. You can sign up for an individual membership or apply for a business membership if your business sells Fair Trade products. Follow Fair Trade brands (check out our list of business members!) on social media and amplify their work. Attend our events and meet others who are just as passionate about Fair Trade as you! You might make new friends and support world-changing work at the same time.
4. Spread the word about Fair Trade
If you’re new to the world of Fair Trade, start with our summer reading list. It’s a great way to dive in and learn more about the ways Fair Trade impacts the world for good. Share what you’ve learned with your friends, family, church, and community. Surprising connections may come out of it!
How are you incorporating Fair Trade into your routine in 2022?