October is Fair Trade Month!
I discovered the Fair Trade mission a few years back when buying tea. It became important to me to buy my Rooibos, a South African tea, Fair Trade certified. Doing this simple act of buying a certified tea, that I typically keep in stock, gives me such a good feeling knowing I am lending my support to empower South African women.
What is Fair Trade?
Fair Trade USA is the leading, non-profit, third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in North America. They certify transactions between U.S. companies and their international suppliers to ensure that fair trade farmers and workers are paid fair prices and wages.This non-profit ensures that employees have safe working conditions and development funds to empower and uplift their communities. Fair Trade USA also helps to protect and support the environment by encouraging companies to maintain responsible and sustainable business practices.
The Fair Trade Impact!
- Protecting the environment – Farmers learn and implement environmentally sustainable practices.
- Building business – Workers are empowered to demand fair wages and treatment.
- Empowering women – Women are guaranteed healthcare, rights and freedom from harassment.
- Supporting education – Revenues are set aside to build schools.
- Fighting poverty – Farmers are given market-based tools to lift themselves out of poverty.
- Providing healthcare – Workers and their families gain access to doctors, medicine and proper nutrition.
The ONE WORLD organic lip balm line, features three, theme inspired balms. ONE WORLD is created and manufactured by Eco Lips, right here in the USA. Eco Lips fuses Fair Trade Certified Cocoa Butter with exotic, organic, essential oils, and other nourishing emollients. In support of Fair Trade month, we are giving away the FULL line of ONE WORLD balms to a winner!Lemon Lavender – Soothing essential oils of the Mediterranean to calm and RELAX.
Coconut Ginger – Tamanu oil, native to the south pacific is paired up perfectly with organic Coconut oil and Ginger to RESTORE dry, damaged lips.
Orange Spice – Organic Argan oil, Sweet Orange, Fennel seed and Cardamom are inviting scents of Morocco to RENEW and rejuvenate your lips.
The balms are packaged in large .25 oz tubes made from 40% recycled material. My personal favorite of the line is Coconut Ginger. What a heavenly scent!
This is a petroleum, cruelty-free balm and made with Non-GMO ingredients.
How Can You Support Fair Trade?
You can support Fair Trade month by purchasing Fair Trade certified products, after all, it’s a market-based approach to fighting poverty. You can also support Fair Trade month by entering into this giveaway and choosing the tweet option that contains the #FairTradeMonth hashtag. Tweet daily to increase your chances of winning! Use Facebook and Google+ to do the same.
Enter to Win!
Enter to win the full line of ONE WORLD balms by simply leaving a comment telling me which Fair trade impact means the most to you, your favorite Fair Trade certified ingredient or which ONE WORLD balm you’re most interested in trying. Choose to tweet, Facebook and Google+ this giveaway and more to increase your chances of winning! Please note – entries without correct, validating information will not be considered. This giveaway is open to US residents, 18+. This giveaway ends 11/1/12 midnight EST.
Disclosure & Disclaimer:
This giveaway is not affiliated or sponsored by Fair Trade USA. TheOliveParent provides contractual services to Integral Marketing, Inc. All all reviews and opinions of the products mentioned here is my own. Products were given to me free of charge for the purposes of a review and to sponsor a giveaway. Please read the Terms and Conditions on the Rafflecopter for further information.