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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!

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 

Adorable finger puppets that kids (and adults) will love!

These are hand-knit by #FairTrade artisans in #Peru.

Give a gift that will brighten someone’s day.

Shop this set and other beautiful gifts HERE

Psyched about this awesome event! Make plans to stop by and say hello. YOU WILL FIND IS AT IN FRONT OF 3211 SO. GRAND (just north of Cafe Mochi)
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Day 7 celebrating Earth Month. Join the conversation and add your favorite quote on our blog

JOYN India takes artisans living in poverty and joins them with the fashion world. Each step of their process is done by hand -creating more jobs, bringing more joy, and connecting more artisans with YOU.

The result? This stunning handbag, purse and clutch collection. Learn more and shop HERE 

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?

We’re loving these cute #cardinal #gourd #ornaments!

They don’t just make perfect #holiday #gifts, they will brighten anyone’s day, any day. 

Order yours today!