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LauraT says ...
Whole Trade™ Guaranteed products are important to me because we need to support farmers and workers in developing countries build sustainable businesses that positively influence their communities. I love how Whole Foods actively promotes these products. I really hope that i win the super gift package but if not I am going to look for the Alaffia products on my next whole Foods visit!
05/02/2012 6:37:38 PM CDT
Linda Noble Brown says ...
Honestly, I have not tried these products as yet. But I think that giving these hard-working people a fair wage is oh so important. I would love to be introduced to these with a basket!
05/02/2012 6:37:45 PM CDT
yvette says ...
i have used alaffia for many yrs. was introduced to it by friend who shared the story behind it immediately after sharing her lotion. tellif you share their products its impossible not to want to share the good its doing for people. well i support it yes because of the blessings this brings to many, but also because you will not be dissapointed with any of their products. lotions are very hydrating without being oily. and i also use the soap and coffee/black soap shampoo and conditioner. works great and makes scalp feel very clean without ripping any of the hair's oils. i see most difference in my skin from the lotions. great products!
05/02/2012 6:38:46 PM CDT
nancy says ...
I love it when I can find a product that I like that is fair trade!
05/02/2012 6:40:28 PM CDT
Linda says ...
I just finished reading your story, it is truly wonderful. I promise I will purchase your products this week!
05/02/2012 6:40:53 PM CDT
Caroline says ...
These products are important to me because of the story behind them- truly touching!
05/02/2012 6:41:12 PM CDT
Chrissy says ...
I just recently tried the Alaffia conditioner and loved it. I try to use whole trade products because I know they only use the healthiest ingredients and help the communities rather than "big business" and corporate america- who really don't need my money.
05/02/2012 6:42:28 PM CDT
Doreen says ...
I haven't heard of these products-the article is very insightful and I will go to my local Whole Foods to check them out.
05/02/2012 6:44:53 PM CDT
Beverly Hansen says ...
Whole Trade Guaranteed products are important, because the consumer is assured that fair working conditions and wages are being given to the tradespeople. This adds value to the final product(s) in my estimation.
05/02/2012 6:47:46 PM CDT
Carlota Bindner says ...
I have known that EveryDay Shea, which is by far my favorite lotion, is Fair Trade but it is so amazing to read an article about the difference this is making in communities and individual lives. As I mentioned I use EveryDay Shea, and have not found a lotion that compares in its ability to leave my skin soft and moisturized and help fight off winter dryness. Thank you so much for this article.
05/02/2012 6:54:01 PM CDT
lori says ...
haven't tried them yet, but would love to!
05/02/2012 6:55:27 PM CDT
victoria biller says ...
I only now buy fair trade products.
05/02/2012 6:55:42 PM CDT
fran says ...
Can't wait to try them, especially after reading the article.
05/02/2012 6:55:54 PM CDT
Courtney says ...
I love fair trade products, it's a small way to make a little bit more of a difference!
05/02/2012 6:56:37 PM CDT
Kris O says ...
This article is wonderful; we must do our part to do the right thing and teach our children with words and example to do the same.
05/02/2012 6:56:43 PM CDT
Donna F. says ...
I have not tried these products, but they look amazing! I prefer Whole Trade guaranteed products because they help make sure the workers are treated fairly, which inevitably influences the products they make.
05/02/2012 6:57:39 PM CDT
Anna van Tonder says ...
I love these products! The vanilla mint body wash is awesome! Id love to try the others.
05/02/2012 6:57:43 PM CDT
Sarah says ...
What a wonderful story! I'll be looking for these products next time I shop - especially after all the positive reviews here!
05/02/2012 6:58:26 PM CDT
Lynne says ...
I am so glad to hear about these products. I will be trying some soon!
05/02/2012 6:58:35 PM CDT
Adele says ...
I have not tried the products yet, but Whole Trade products are important because they support small communities and treat people fairly and ethically. It is simply the right thing to do.
05/02/2012 6:59:21 PM CDT
Heidi says ...
All trades should be fair. Thank you carrying products of such integrity and quality and thank you to the people of Alaffia for making them.
05/02/2012 6:59:38 PM CDT
Mrs. Joyce Randell says ...
I enjoy and support giving back to countries that share their culture and way of life.
05/02/2012 7:00:53 PM CDT
Gina Jonson says ...
The more I learn about fair trade, the more I want to support every product that I can. It makes perfect sense to me! We are here to help each other. That's our sole purpose. We can do that even thousands of miles from each other, just by using our dollars and cents wisely. I know I will be!
05/02/2012 7:01:40 PM CDT
Barbara says ...
Whole Trade should be important to people because Whole Trade practices are those which harm neither people nor the planet.
05/02/2012 7:01:52 PM CDT
karen hepp says ...
Fair trade and organics are the only way to go if you want to feel good about what I'm spending my money on and puting on my skin
05/02/2012 7:01:53 PM CDT

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