November has arrived and the busy holiday season is about to begin! And with that comes the season of gift giving - hostess gifts, teacher gifts, your boss, your employees, grandma, aunts, sisters, and friends… just to name a few!
For all those special people on your list this holiday season, why not give gifts that give in more ways than one? Gifts can say ‘thank you’ or ‘I love you’ to the person receiving the gift – and at the same time - make a difference to the life of the artisan who made that gift!
As you browse the assortment of beautiful handcrafted artisan products from South Africa that we offer, you can feel uplifted in knowing that they are all fairly traded items. The artisans are paid fair wages and work in an ethical and healthy environment. Most of these artisans are single moms, who need to support not only their family but their extended families. Without these jobs, this would not be possible.
How do we know? Because I live in South Africa and visit these small businesses and their employees on a regular basis. I know the artisans we touch and the difference each candle or tea light we sell makes to these people, their lives, and in turn, their communities.
So when making those gift selections this year, think about the ripple effect that a Fair Trade product makes on the lives of so many. Feel good to be giving a gift that truly keeps on giving; uplifting to give - uplifting to receive!
Happy Shopping, Kris