What Will It Take?

Dear all,Iheartfairtrade

Last week Betsy wrote on Fair Trade and its importance in our world currently. Either of us can give you countless and compelling reasons to support your only local Fair Trade shop, but I need to know what will get you, our valued JRPC and community members, in the door. What would it take to have you shop around once a month? Continue reading

Fair Trade Works

Dear friends,feminist

Yesterday we celebrated International Women’s Day by wearing red and in many places striking or rallying to show the important role women play in our world. It’s about fairness and equality — worthy visions in a world where our government proposes to cut money for social programs in preference for military budgets and supporting the corporate model of profit over people. One of the programs we support here at JRPC is Fair Trade because it is the antithesis to the corporate model. It builds up communities rather than destroying them. Continue reading

Introducing “The Olive Branch”

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Shopping Fair Trade is one of the most powerful ways we can have an impact on people across the world. Your fair trade purchases provide people in impoverished communities a bigger share of the price you pay so they can live with more dignity and ease. It also sends a message to stores and corporations that says fairness and justice matter. Continue reading