When I first became vegan (about six years ago now), Fair Trade was still a fairly foreign term to me. What is Fair Trade, anyways? Fair Trade helps workers and farmers to earn a decent living and secure a better life for themselves. It is absolutely the easiest way to show compassion to Third World farmers. Don’t ignore the ethical choice your faced with at the supermarket. Buy fairly whenever you can, especially for these 3 items.
TEA – I’m a big fan of The Excellent Tea Company. Grown in the mountainous eastern regions of the continent, this top-quality premium tea is so good, you won’t want to add anything to it. And though it has the delicate flavor of a loose tea, it’s packed into tea bags, so it’s good enough to satisfy the most discerning tea aficionado, but without those soggy tea leaves to dispose of.
COFFEE – I don’t drink coffee all that often, but when I do I love the Fair Trade options in the bulk aisle at Whole Foods. I can always find fresh organic options that please the coffee snob inside and aren’t too pricey. Interested in supporting other ethical coffee companies? Take a look at these fair trade coffee reviews.
CHOCOLATE – How I love thee! Honestly, there are so many good Fair Trade options out there for chocolate, I can’t say I have a favorite. Some of my (many) favorite chocolate bars include:
Do you have any favorite Fair Trade companies that I didn’t mention here? Leave a comment and share!