Monday, December 05, 2005

Give the gifts that keep on giving!

Alright. So, whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas, Solstice, Kwanzaa, Festivus, or any other holidays that are happening around now, I'm sure you feel the desire to get folks things. Personally, as long as you don't get "wrapped up" in the gianormous commercialism (ahahahhahahaha) in it, I don't see the harm in getting friends, loved ones a likkel something. (draw in a breath)


If you're going to do this, you might as well do it in a sustanable way. I'm talking, of course, about fair trade. You may ask, Ruby, what's fair trade?

Fair trade is this crazy idea that everyone involved in the process of making something should be able to have a decent life in their making it. You might have noticed, but most of our goods are brought out of non union factories, probably in free trade zones where economic and environmental standards don't matter. 100 hour weeks, pregnancy tests, timed bathroom breaks and chemicals in the land and water are all realities in most of the things we buy.

Thus, I'm posting a few links to fair trade products. I got a whole bunch of clothes from No Sweat Apparel this summer, and their tees, polo shirts, and dress shirts are all quality.

Sweat Free Links
Fair Trade Federation

Happy holidays


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