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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Claudia says ...
I find this concept of products from all over the world working to improve a community a wonderful idea. The products are made with love and care and gives people s sense of pride in their work and that they are helping their community. I would love to sample these products.
05/02/2012 5:47:38 PM CDT
Teresa Cangiano says ...
I have never tryed there products and given the chance to do so. Would help me appreaciate what whole trade is all about and the benefits of helping others to acheive there goals.
05/02/2012 5:47:38 PM CDT
Shayna says ...
I have used the Everyday Shea soap since it arrived in my local Whole Foods, and when the store started carrying Everyday Coconut, I had to give it a try. Both products are fantastic, and now I'm hooked on the Everyday Coconut lotion. I know my purchase of Alaffia products helps support truly good work, but this article is a mind-blowing reminder that the choices we as consumers make -- especially consumers in one of the wealthiest nations on the planet -- have a tremendous and far-reaching impact for individuals and communities in desperate need of basic resources. Our choices help make a HUGE difference for other people. What's not to love about Alaffia and other Whole Trade products? They're about people, not profits. This is really the icing on the cake, as Whole Trade products tend to be outstanding anyway! Thank you for all you do, Alaffia, and thanks Whole Foods, for carrying this line and other Whole Trade products.
05/02/2012 5:47:22 PM CDT
Claire says ...
These look like great products and a great cause!
05/02/2012 5:46:58 PM CDT
stephanie t says ...
I have not tried them. Fair trade products are setting an example to others of which our country was built on, trading. Giving everyone a chance to market their wares ~ and earning money to support their families.
05/02/2012 5:46:54 PM CDT
A says ...
Whole Trade Guaranteed makes for a better world!
05/02/2012 5:46:27 PM CDT
Elise O. says ...
I've never tried the Alaffia products, but I am so inspired and moved by the heart behind them. I am delighted to support organizations such as these, and would love to try out their products.
05/02/2012 5:46:43 PM CDT
Cheryl says ...
I can fully support this.
05/02/2012 5:46:26 PM CDT
K says ...
Ensuring that people who produce receive reasonable wages is a priority.
05/02/2012 5:46:07 PM CDT

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