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Penny says ...
What I like best about purchasing whole trade products is the quality, value and benefit to myself and others. When I buy products, such as these, that are safe and healthy for me, I feel good about treating myself. The added benefits are that I end up using less of the product because it works so well and lasts longer, and the makers of the products are helped in growing their business and are able to support their families. Penny
02/17/2010 5:03:39 PM CST
Marianne Wood says ...
The fact that these products meet Whole Foods guidelines plus that they benefit deserving women with a hand up , not a hand out, is enough reason to try these products. Thanks for making a difference.
02/17/2010 5:04:14 PM CST
Helen says ...
Thank you for the Whole Trade Guarantee and I look forward to purchasing and supporting Alaffia.
02/17/2010 5:05:00 PM CST
Bebe says ...
Purchasing these products actually helps people...it doesnt just make corporate america wealthy.
02/17/2010 5:05:24 PM CST
Nadee Y. says ...
THIS IS WONDERFUL!! I had never heard of Whole Foods Store but have just relocated and was told about a local store. Obviously, I have never purchased these products, although I have used products claiming to be shea butter. Having read about the story behind these products and how the women support themselves through our purchases, is enough encouragement to buy the product. The whole concept is just wonderful: helping hands stretching across the ocean. They help us with authentic, natural products for our bodies and we help them earn an income and keep their craft alive. BEAUTIFUL!
02/17/2010 5:06:01 PM CST
Beth says ...
Whole Trade is about empowerment! Supporting these products is one way to make a difference in individual people's lives and build a sense of world community.
02/17/2010 5:06:53 PM CST
fran k. says ...
I shop 3 whole foods in the area. from Naperville to Chicago to the Darien one. It is such a treat, and so healthy to prepare such wonderful foods. but the best part is not only is my family gaining so much, we are spreading help to the WORLD !
02/17/2010 5:07:03 PM CST
Charlene Swalec says ...
What I like best about purchasing Whole Trade products is the Whole Trade Guarantee allows customers to use their buying power to create new economic opportunities for workers in the developing world. This program includes products that are grown organically or respect the Earth without formal organic certification.
02/17/2010 5:07:51 PM CST
AR says ...
Touching...
02/17/2010 5:07:58 PM CST
J Knudson says ...
A good cause and a great investment!
02/17/2010 5:09:03 PM CST
Ivy says ...
I love what Whole Foods is about - helping other countries in feasible ways. It's a great way to educate consumers to the needs of others.
02/17/2010 5:11:02 PM CST
Gail Taylor says ...
I love the quality, affordable, NATURAL products that provide for a safer & cleaner environment; providing jobs for those who live in developing countries. There's no better way for us, as consumers/customers to make a difference that have an impact on our world today! Thank you, Whole Foods Market for creating a niche for EveryDay Shea.
02/17/2010 5:11:10 PM CST
Lora says ...
Several years ago, I spent a summer in Botswana / South Africa and will never forget the experience. Seeing it first hand, it is amazing how initiatives like these can empower people (through resources and just plain confidence!) to improve their own lives and the lives around them (especially for young women). I am a supporter!
02/17/2010 5:11:24 PM CST
Mark DuVall says ...
The baskets contain 100% natural products which is totally awesome!
02/17/2010 5:12:29 PM CST
Christine Sladyk says ...
I like the all natural products. I feel like I am giving back to help a much needed community.
02/17/2010 5:13:20 PM CST
Ginny Nichols says ...
Feeling beautiful is important to all of us...but what better way to be beautiful but by buying product that support a fair wage for the producers of the products that help us feel beautiful? The expression that "Beauty is only skin deep". I disagree. Real lasting beauty comes from within us and then radiates outwards and is expressed in our faces....Supporting Fair Trade is beautiful because it strengthens women's economic positions and improves their lives and the lives of their families and communities. Now that is BEAUTIFUL!
02/17/2010 5:14:37 PM CST
DW says ...
I will be so happy to buy this product when I visit the WF store again. Knowing that my purchase will help a woman provide for her family is such a great feeling. I also believe in products that are safe for me and my family and our environmentally friendly. The one notion I did not realize is that by purchasing this product, I''m re-instilling some traditions and crafting skills to local woman who may not have had the chance, or interest, in learning these cultural traditions and skills. Thanks for supporting this initiative!!
02/17/2010 5:15:09 PM CST
Gerry says ...
Purchasing whole trade products one knowns that the ingredients are natural and pure and not artifical coloring or addtitives. The products are wholesome and natural. I would love to win this whole trade basket!!
02/17/2010 5:15:32 PM CST
Kathy Bales says ...
I love to help out all I can
02/17/2010 5:16:22 PM CST
G J says ...
it's an incredible feeling knowing that I am using a product that was made by someone thousands of miles away with the heart, soul and energy of a peoples that know so much more than the western world and are living proof of what "natural" really means. If Whole Trade lifts a spirit and transforms a life then it's worth every penny I spend.
02/17/2010 5:20:20 PM CST
Amanda Kim says ...
Great products!
02/17/2010 5:20:26 PM CST
Sierra says ...
Fair trade equals fair treatment and wages for the people who make the products. I believe that every living thing on this earth deserves the best life possible!
02/17/2010 5:20:26 PM CST
Jennifer says ...
I just tried the new Alaffia and I LOVE the feeling of treating my body and the planet well and naturally! : )
02/17/2010 5:21:28 PM CST
Irene Laverdiere says ...
Fair trade means fair prices for the producers
02/17/2010 5:22:15 PM CST
Lauren Cantrelle says ...
EveryDay Shea is an awesome product with 100% essential oils, it meets Fair Trade regulations and employs & empowers women in West Africa. A win-win situation! Gotta love it!
02/17/2010 5:22:34 PM CST

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