Both Mother's Day and World Fair Trade Day are this weekend! Here's a lovely photo of a mother in Hyderabad, India with her baby:
It's also a good time to reflect on where all of the STUFF that we buy, comes from. That's where the concept of fair trade comes in. Are the things we buy made under conditions that cause another human being somewhere in the world to suffer? If so, it doesn't have to be that way. I hope that some day there won't be any such thing as "fair trade" because all trade will be fair!
The theme of this year's World Fair Trade Day is "Fair Trade People." The following are excerpts from the World Fair Trade Organization's 2014 Press Release. http://www.wfto.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2031&Itemid=417