I can’t sing enough praises about Trade as One—it can be a real challenge to eat ethically, and this little company makes it lightyears easier.
You probably already know that so much of our food is cloaked with scores of issues—whether it’s genetically-modified, made with slave labor, chock full of chemicals, or otherwise borderline iffy—the bulk of our foodstuffs in the grocery store is, unfortunately, kind of a mess.
I’m grateful for organizations like Trade as One, because their mission combines two of my favorite things: promoting fair trade and breaking the cycle of worldwide poverty for some people, while helping other people eat well and lessen their excess spending.
As Trade as One says, “We live in a world with two crises. The first is the crisis of extreme poverty that affects much of the developing world. The second is the crisis of meaning brought about by vacuous consumerism that has left much of the developed world with a different sort of poverty. We believe Fair Trade is a way to alleviate both.”
Every three months, you can receive a gift basket subscription full of seasonal goods, all ethically made. You feed yourself quality stuff; your wallet supports ethical work. They’re seriously one of my favorite organizations, and The Art of Simple is happy to applaud and promote their work.
Trade as One wants to give one of you one of their spring gift baskets! Full of both staple items, like rice and quinoa, and fun treats like high-quality Fair Trade dark chocolate, the box is seriously like getting the best sort of mail.
To enter, simply leave any comment on this post! (If you’re reading this via email or RSS, please head to the post directly and comment.)
And head here to sign up for their gift basket subscription (they have options like gluten-free and vegan!). A worthwhile portion of your grocery budget, let me tell you.
This giveaway will end Friday night, May 16, and we’ll announce the winner soon after!