Holidays Pile Up

The Holidays are here once again–Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, New Year–it is the time to relax, enjoy time with the ones you love, and smile at how blessed you are… Or is it? We’re at material overload and it isn’t fun...

Because My Shopping Reflects Who I Am

I have been a passionate advocate of Fair Trade after working for 9 years with Mapuche weavers in the South of Chile and witnessing first-hand the harsh life and working conditions they face to survive. But the image I saw today on this link of a couple who lost their lives at one of the worst disasters of sweat shops in Bangladesh shocked the core of my being. Their embrace is such a symbol of humanity and yet they were working in one of the most inhuman industry existing today - the slavery of sweat shops that provide cheap production

Shopping Revolution!

Stay home and relax on Black Friday, get some work done on Cyber Monday, and save your shopping for Fair Tuesday. Buy fair trade and start your holiday off right, said the Fair Trade Federation USA's facebook page today. If you are a conscientious, frugal shopper as I am, you might be wondering where to shop 'right' these Holidays.

The Best Christmas Gift

I love Christmas! Even though it is arguable that Christ was born in this date, I still cherish this celebration as a symbol of his coming to the earth as God in human form. People don't talk about that much though, and even though they say it is a "giving time", most of what I have seen is crazy buyers. But truly, should we get crazy about the gift giving?