5 ways to incorporate fair trade into your wedding
There are a few simple swaps you can make to incorporate fair trade items into your wedding day. This isn't an exhaustive list and a bit of googling will find you lots more ideas.
Why choose fair trade?
Fair trade makes a huge difference to people's lives and impacts the communities in which the products are made. Essentially fair trade is a standard. when in use standards include:
- include protection of workers’ right
- environment, payment of the Fairtrade Minimum Price
- and an additional Fairtrade Premium to invest in business or community projects of the community’s choice.
Campaigning for a better deal
The Fair Trade foundation is also a campaign for change. By buying fair trade you support the work they do to lobby the government to create fairer trade deals.
Never considered yourself and activist? By simply choosing to buy fair trade you become one without the hard work of lobbying government yourself!
I would say the fair trade foundation logo is pretty recognisable now and if you buy a product with it on people will see your choice and recognise it. You demonstrate your aspiration for a better world without having to feel like you are 'preaching'.
1. Fair trade wedding favours
This is an easy swap there are lots of great alternatives in fair trade for wedding favours.
1. Chocolates - give fair trade ones such as Divine find a bit bag here on Ethical Superstore
3. Fair trade wine
Co-op sell 25 different fair trade wines to choose from for your wedding, the largest retailers of fair trade wine. Or speak will a professional sommelier in your local town about sourcing something special for you.
4. Fair Trade jewellery for you or as your bridesmaid gifts
Stunning fair trade jewellery isn't hard to find such as these gorgeous items from Pia's fair trade silver collection handmade by silversmiths in North America.
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