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Sheridan Phillips says ...
Whole Trade products help US consumers connect the dots of global capitalism and become aware of both sides of that coin - that our business, our relatedness, one with the other, can be destructive or beneficial. Unawareness is perhaps the worst of evils, to be so self-absorbed in the consumer culture that we don't understand the true costs of this reality we've been sold. I appreciate the enlarging of the world, of the faces of real people, of the call to consciousness that Whole Trade products offer. We must do more that all peoples have the opportunity for decent and dignified lives.
02/16/2010 11:46:46 AM CST
Sarah O. says ...
What an amazing opportunity that has been giving to these women! Vote with your dollars and support wonderful efforts like Everyday Shea!
02/16/2010 11:47:21 AM CST
Jessica M says ...
I love that I don't have to worry about the products that I purchase. It also feels great to know that I am helping more than just me and my family.
02/16/2010 11:48:23 AM CST
Lorien says ...
I love buying Whole Trade chocolate bars. Knowing that not only are the ingredients delicious but they are produced in a fair way make your chocolate bars by far my favorite!
02/16/2010 11:48:32 AM CST
Sarah Gallagher says ...
I love that Whole Trade products truly help people who need it, and are FAIR about it! Sarah Gallagher, LMT
02/18/2010 11:25:58 AM CST
lidandan says ...
I buy whole trade because I know everyone in the process is treated fairly.
02/16/2010 11:52:05 AM CST
Michelle Hostetler says ...
Buying a great product(s) + helping other women in need= perfect purchase.
02/16/2010 11:54:17 AM CST
Lisa Pfeffer says ...
I love this line of face cream, cleanser and toner. It feels so natural on my skin, and makes it look so good! I also love the fact that my purchase can help the women of West Africa achieve their dreams.
02/16/2010 11:58:16 AM CST
Elizabeth Rodriguez says ...
Buying Fair trade trade products from Dagoba chocolate to Traditional Medicines, even to the yarn I crochet with, makes me feel like I can make a difference to people by my simple, yet profound contribution. My father used to be a migrant worker so this is a subject very true and important to me: to treat people and the earth fairly, honestly and in the end we can all be well, enjoying these wonderful products being offered. It feels good to know that our choices can have such a positive impact.
02/16/2010 11:59:59 AM CST
Betty says ...
Thanks for the picture and story of the women. Not only do I feel good knowing my money helped the producers but Alaffia products are excellent! I've tried Alaffia lotion, which smells delicious and helps my hands in the dry winter.
02/16/2010 12:00:26 PM CST
Mia Baudry says ...
I've been purchasing Alaffia products for more than a year now. Talk about combined sustainability, fair trade, social awareness, female empowerment and product quality ( purest shae ever): what's not to love!! I live in Seattle so in addition to all this I am also helping a Seattle based company. I feel like every penny is well spent and my skin feels and smells good in the process!
02/16/2010 12:01:40 PM CST
Marika says ...
I like everything about the idea of buying Whole Trade products - my top two reasons are that it ensures better wages and working conditions for workers, and that it promotes caring for the environment.
02/16/2010 12:02:04 PM CST
Erin says ...
What a winning situation for everyone. Natural products for us and a way to provide a product and work for these women. Thanks so much for carrying these products Whole Foods!
02/16/2010 12:02:57 PM CST
Heidi B says ...
WOW! Empowering women what a basic, but forgotten concept in our society. I feel empowered just from having gotten the chance to read this. I am excited about coming in to purchase!Thank you for sharing! Heidi B
02/16/2010 12:04:48 PM CST
Mary Hudson says ...
We can make the world a better place for everyone
02/16/2010 12:08:58 PM CST
Kim B says ...
Buying Whole Trade is a responsible purchase. Just to know that I am empowering a woman to have confidence and provide for her family fairly,is huge. I would rather buy something made or provided from women like this than a factory or a large corporation. There is love put into these kinds of products and it shows in the quality!
02/16/2010 12:16:28 PM CST
April says ...
this is a very touching example of what fair trade can do for everyone it's so important to help people provide for their families with their skills love it :)
02/16/2010 12:20:50 PM CST
Ann says ...
I love buying things that I love, but also helps someone else. It's a win-win.
02/16/2010 12:31:52 PM CST
Rhonda Gendron Murphy says ...
If anyone has ever travelled to or lived in or is from a so called "thirdworld" country(term I personally dislike", as it comes with being classified as inferior,) . there is more to this than what is on the blog.. it is not all "nice" about a minute ago ·
02/16/2010 12:31:59 PM CST
Rhonda Gendron Murphy says ...
Too bad that the governments in some countries are so bad, that the poorer people have to depend on their products being exported so far away.. that leaves a big carbon footprint and a whole lot of plastic being used in the packaging.. so I am not sure if ahat is very green and even good at all , for production of something that is really unnecessary.. 41 minutes ago ·
02/16/2010 12:34:41 PM CST
Melissa Davis says ...
I am glad to know that buying these products we are helping others. That is a great feeling. That is how God wants it. People helping people.
02/16/2010 12:48:49 PM CST
Julieann says ...
Love, Love, Love everything about Whole foods~~and helping others is such a plus too:) Julieann
02/16/2010 12:50:04 PM CST
Rebecca says ...
I like buying Whole Trade because I feel good about helping others make an honest living and feeling like I am contributing to the overall well-being of others and our environment we all share.
02/16/2010 12:50:42 PM CST
Joanna says ...
supporting companies/products like this really makes you feel you are making a conscience choice. A choice that effects more than the store, company you are buying from.. but the real earth of the matter. And how easy a choice is that! Your money goes here or there, why not where it's gonna make a difference?
02/16/2010 12:52:41 PM CST
Gwen McBrien says ...
i like purchasing Whole Trade to be a better steward of the environment and take care of what God has given us. Also I love this idea of offering a trade and not just aid. My daughter is going to Togo this summer on a missions trip!
02/16/2010 12:53:58 PM CST

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