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Christopher Sorel says ...
have not tried but like what they are doing. Will check them out for sure. Whole Trade means good products helping people get out of poverty and rise them up.
05/02/2012 5:48:11 PM CDT
Stephanie V. says ...
Believe in fair trade to support good company practices - in other countries. Abuse of power on those without must stop and by buying fair trade products one helps to support the cause.
05/02/2012 5:48:25 PM CDT
Kai says ...
After reading this blog entry, I went out and bought the vanilla mocha body lotion. It's wonderful, and now that I know just how much you folks are doing for the women of West Africa, I'll be checking out more of your products--especially the facial care line. Thank you for what you do!
05/02/2012 5:48:33 PM CDT
Margaret Gabriele says ...
Have not tried,but will definitly look for them the next time I'm in Whole Foods.
05/02/2012 5:48:43 PM CDT
Karen says ...
I love that the sale of these products helps someone truly in need. They are beneficial to the person who purchases them by truly allowing them to help someone else. I am looking forward to purchasing these products in the near future.
05/02/2012 5:49:07 PM CDT
Deedy Clark says ...
I have not tried this products, but will look them when I visit Whole Food store again. I also hope some samples will be available.
05/02/2012 5:49:15 PM CDT
Michelle says ...
I have never used or heard of this product before but will now keep an eye out for it next time I am in Whole Foods. I am glad that there are companies out there who actually care about the wellbeing of others as opposed the wellbeing of themselves. There are still some good people in the world and would love nothing more than to contribute to a good cause.
05/02/2012 5:49:16 PM CDT
Leigh says ...
Fair trade products are the only products I will buy. I can't think of a better way to support the people and communities that make these great products!
05/02/2012 5:49:48 PM CDT
Gail says ...
Love this program, and the baskets are beautiful!
05/02/2012 5:50:32 PM CDT
Adam G says ...
Free trade products allow those that make them or contribute to them receive what they deserve regardless of where they live.
05/02/2012 5:50:35 PM CDT
Kim N. says ...
I am glad for the work you are doing. I will look for your products on the shelves. I believe in supporting those who give back to the community. Thanks.
05/02/2012 5:50:54 PM CDT
Erin says ...
I have not tried these products, but I think that fair trade is very important. I'd love to win!
05/02/2012 5:51:00 PM CDT
Sylvia says ...
I look for Whole Trade products whenever I can. It's important as consumers to make shopping decisions that have beneficial impacts all around. Gratefully it is getting easier to make these decision thru better labeling and guarantees that we know we can trust.
05/02/2012 5:51:30 PM CDT
Gabi Krauss says ...
I would love to try the product. I like using products where i know the company doesn't just go for profit and cares also about under what circumstances the ingredients were harvested, bought etc... Also, consumers should be able to put just natural ingredients on their skin without having to study chemistry for being able to read the labels. The more natural the ingredients the easier it is to understand the label.
05/02/2012 5:51:57 PM CDT
Debbie says ...
knowing where your products come from is VERY important. sad story, but the products look amazing!
05/02/2012 5:53:09 PM CDT
April R. says ...
I think this is such an important issue that more people need to know about. I truly believe in giving a hand up not a handout.
05/02/2012 5:53:22 PM CDT
Nola Fine says ...
No, I have never tried these products. I would like to though.
05/02/2012 5:54:04 PM CDT
Carolyne Moore says ...
This is an incredible article. It is so important to use and support fair trade products, and to shop at stores that help support them. I will buy Alaffia Shea lotion on my next to Whole Foods.I love to hearing all the good things this great man has done to improve things in Africa.
05/02/2012 5:54:44 PM CDT
Kiyo says ...
What an amazing company! After reading this story I am impressed and humbled by the impact our dollars spent can have. I am not familiar with this product but would love to try it. Not all of us are called to run a company like Alaffia, but we can support great companies like it and thereby participate in it's mission. Great Job Alaffia!
05/02/2012 5:55:00 PM CDT
Daisy Pate says ...
I have just recently tried the vanilla coconut body wash. I love it, and came here to read more. These stories have brought tears to my eyes. It is a beautiful thing Alaffia is doing in Africa. I am especially touched by the support of midwives, and in education about the problems with Female Genital Mutilation. Please keep up the wonderful work. I will be trying more products soon!
05/02/2012 5:55:18 PM CDT
Kim Mesman says ...
Great story...I honestly have never tried these products but will look at whole foods next time I am in and check them out. However, I always read ingredients in beauty products, lotions, etc and good to find products with quality ingredients. Thanks for sharing this story.
05/02/2012 5:55:36 PM CDT
Nancy says ...
I have never used this product but I am so in tune with helping people in African countries. I work for a ministry that works with nationals to minister to the inmates in their prisons. Many inmates in other countries are very poor and many need just basic items to live. We have so much here in the US. And many do not realize that we are blessed with so many things!
05/02/2012 5:56:35 PM CDT
Caroline says ...
Will look for it the next time I'm in the store ! Thank you !
05/02/2012 5:57:38 PM CDT
Aimee says ...
Wow! I am just amazed at how much Olowo-n’djo Tchala and his wife have done to help so many persons! Just amazing! I have never seen these products, but, I am going to Whole Foods tomorrow and I definitely will search for them. I do use raw Shea Butter on my face and is just amazing, so, I know that these products will be superb for me. Thanks, Olowo-n’djo Tchala, for all the compassionate work you do... Aimee
05/02/2012 5:58:00 PM CDT
Linda S. says ...
Thank you, Whole Foods, for your support of Fair Trade. It's important that we give everyone the chance at a life that has purpose and meaning.
05/02/2012 5:58:04 PM CDT

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