"Before you've finished your breakfast this morning, you'll have relied on half the world" - Martin Luther King
An interesting thought. And a depressing one, when you realise that those people you've relied on for your coffee and muesli are almost certainly being exploited and oppressed by the unfair power balance in world trade.
But what can you do? Surely it's beyond your control? Wrong. You can buy Fair Trade products. The term “fair trade” describes a system of commerce that promotes a sustainable environment, labour rights, a good wage and healthy working conditions for labourers as well as their families and communities.
•Sugar and spices
•Dried fruits and nuts
•Chocolate and cocoa
•Rice, quinoa and other grains
•Fruit juices and honey
•Fresh fruits and vegetables
•Cotton and cotton clothing
•Artwork, apparel and handicrafts
Here are a few of our favourite fair trade items available on ethikl: