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LOVE THIS! Zee Bee Market is committed to doing our part to care for our planet in whatever way we can, through reusing, recycling, composting, bike commuting as much as possible and minimizing our carbon foot print.

Share with us some other ways you are treating our Earth well so our children and our children’s children can live in a healthy environment.

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Fair Trade Supply Chain vs. Conventional Supply Chain

I had the opportunity to work on a paper for an MBA class regarding Supply Chain and since I have always been interested in Fair Trade, my research took me to Green America’s website.

I was shocked to learn the number of “middle men” involved between the producer and the final consumer in the conventional supply chain. The more players, the less income the producers under this model get. Since wealth needs to be “shared” among all participants, the producer typically receives the lowest pay possible to make the math work. In contrast, the Fair Trade supply chain is more transparent, involves less entities and therefore gives the producer a fair wage for their work. Now, I think that’s only fair, don’t you?

“The more direct Fair Trade supply chain allows producers to develop long-term
relationships with their trading partners and earn higher prices for their products.”

Learn more about Fair Trade here  Choose Fair Trade any chance you have and help make the world a better place. Thank you!

#HappyEarthDay !!!!
Aren’t these #sun #hats perfect for #Spring and #summer?
Oh, they are also #Ecofriendly and #FairTrade
Get them at our store or online here> http://zeebeemarket.com/collections/adult-hats

Fair Trade glass/electronics case

This 100% cotton holder features unique designs made in the Shipibo tradition from Peruvian Fair Trade artisan group Emady. Choose from any of these four colors. 4 inches by 7 inches and features a flap with button. Hand wash cold, line dry. $12.00 each.

To order, please email us at sales@zeebeemarket.com

All ready for #FashIonRevolution!
Won’t you come join us?
#zeebeemarket #handmade #FairTrade #SocEnt #socialenterprise #sociallyconscious #makeadifference #ethicalfashion #ethicalshopping #shoplocal #ShopSmall #STL #stlouis #stltogether #smallbiz #smallbusiness #befair #fashion (at TechArtista CWE)

Isn’t this a sweet, sweet photo? Our children are our future and they deserve a clean, healthy planet. Let’s do our part!

Celebrating Day 13 of Earth Month. Check out more inspiring quotes on our blog 

Just in! Gorgeous #silk wrap #skirts, the Spring must-have!
Shop our store or online here > http://zeebeemarket.com/collections/clothing/products/reversible-recycled-silk-wrap-skirt

Don’t you just LOVE this graphic? It captures our sentiments and values as we celebrate Day 10 of Earth Month.

Find many others in our blog and be inspired

Classic printed cotton and leather #handbag is one of our #Spring must-haves.
Only three of these beauties left.
Get yours plus FREE SHIPPING today.
Shop now > http://zeebeemarket.com/collections/handbags-1/products/classic-leather-handbag-mustard-zig-zag

NEW ARRIVALS!!!
It’s so much fun to add lots of new #handmade and #FairTrade gifts to our store and website!
Live in #STL? Come see us on South Grand Blvd.
Shop online now:
-Fruit basket > http://ow.ly/LsDBK
-Nose repose eyeglass holder > http://ow.ly/LsEkk
-Leather wallet > http://ow.ly/LsEsu
-Bike bookends > http://ow.ly/LsEyb

Why Fair Trade?

We are so blessed in so many ways that we sometimes don’t recognize the fact that millions of people around the world live on less than a $1 a day. Zee Bee Market brings you handcrafted products made -in many cases- by artisans living in extreme poverty. Fair Trade allows them to have the tools they need to gain sustainable employment, give their children an education and provide for their families.

One look at this little Peruvian boy peeking through handwoven textiles warms your heart. We want him to have opportunities that perhaps his parents did not.

So, why wouldn’t we want to choose Fair Trade? Won’t you join us in supporting this great movement?

Please like and re-blog if you believe we all should protect our planet and its precious resources!

Day 7 celebrating Earth Month. Join the conversation and add your favorite quote on our blog

Earth Month has arrived and we plan to celebrate every day by sharing some of our favorite quotes. Here is Day 1.

Go ahead, share the love for our precious planet!

Check out our blog and add your favorite quotes.