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Bonnie Sullivan says ...
I buy fair trade items whenever I can. I recently purchased jewelry made by African women. I want to support underprivileged women and children and their families whenever possible.
05/02/2012 7:06:02 PM CDT
Caitlin Leyden says ...
I think that is it very important know know where the things that we used come from and if they are made in ways that we morally agree with. That's why I love fair trade items because I know that I'm not getting something that was made with someone's suffering.
05/02/2012 7:10:03 PM CDT
Michelle Serrano says ...
I use your products because I know they help take a step forward in making the world a better place!
05/02/2012 7:12:31 PM CDT
Heather says ...
Whole Trade is important to me because I believe everyone should be treated ethically in a way that maintains dignity.
05/02/2012 7:12:32 PM CDT
sandy says ...
We need to support each other and the planet
05/02/2012 7:12:34 PM CDT
Joan Viers says ...
I love the fair trade - I love the cocoa butter - I have a skin graft and I need to keep it moist - so I use the cocoa butter - wonderful!
05/02/2012 7:16:34 PM CDT
Meredith Clark says ...
I think buying Fair Trade is important because we all deserve the opportunity to be safe, prosper and live a meaningful life!
05/02/2012 7:17:50 PM CDT
Lace D says ...
I love that the increasing awareness of fair trade is creating a greater availability of fair-trade products, and it's even better when it enriches people's lives with natural materials and does good for the environment! Perfect!
05/02/2012 7:21:11 PM CDT
TANYA MORIN says ...
I have not tried nor heard of these products, but I am intrigued and hope to win them. THANK YOU
05/02/2012 7:21:49 PM CDT
Gretchen says ...
I started buying Alaffia because they were made in my home state and I loved the programs they created. It's nice to see how they've grown. I continue to look for new products and love helping them with their causes.
05/02/2012 7:22:44 PM CDT
Treva says ...
The Whole Trade products are great not only for their wonderful (and minimal) ingredients but also because they are giving back to the communities that have so little. Each time I purchase our favorite Everyday Shea body wash I know that part of my money is helping to make a difference in other countries.
05/02/2012 7:22:50 PM CDT
Laurie says ...
I have never tried Alaffia's products. Fair Trade is important to ensure that workers can earn a fair wage for the work they put forward.
05/02/2012 7:23:00 PM CDT
ann Muth says ...
I think its a good thing to support fair wages for items made in countries that do not have protective laws for workers
05/02/2012 7:23:05 PM CDT
Kim says ...
My daughter was born in Ethiopia five years ago. She's been home with us only four months and we want to support Africa and fair trade any chance we get
05/02/2012 7:25:47 PM CDT
Agnes says ...
I have not tried these products but found through Global Girlfriends that Whole Food carries some great fair trade products and I would love to try these for my family.
05/02/2012 7:26:25 PM CDT
Rachel says ...
Everyone deserves fair compensation for their hard work! We can be better citizens of the world by supporting organizations that treat their workers with respect.
05/02/2012 7:26:26 PM CDT
Anna B says ...
I like fair trade products because it treats everyone in the world as equals, which is what we are. It's important for me to show my kids where their foods and products come from, not just "the store".
05/02/2012 7:29:37 PM CDT
Ronda says ...
Wonderful story and even more amazing products!
05/02/2012 7:30:37 PM CDT
Shannon says ...
We us Alaffia shampoo and conditioner. Fair Trade means people are treated as people. Anything else is disgusting.
05/02/2012 7:32:29 PM CDT
Lori Louise Lawrence says ...
It's important to me that my money goes where my mouth is -- in this case, to people instead of to anonymous corporations. Thanks for all your good work.
05/02/2012 7:36:47 PM CDT
Lisa says ...
I love the fact that this fair trade product is being used to help so many people! Love, love, love!
05/02/2012 7:37:46 PM CDT
jess violette says ...
don't need to think or do the research because you know and can trust the products are top notch!
05/02/2012 7:37:51 PM CDT
Linda Gamsky says ...
I have been using the Everyday Shea and Alaffia skin and hand products for some time. What attracted me to them is the fair trade sustainable choices information, the price and the fact that the products are great and feel good on my skin. I also like the fact that there aren't excessive ingredients in the products. I am thrilled that Alaffia really does care and this is not just about profit but about people. Thank you.
05/02/2012 7:37:56 PM CDT
Rosalie says ...
I have not tried Alafia products but I fully support their mission. The basket will give me a chance to try their products and possible become a customer for life.
05/02/2012 7:38:40 PM CDT
LINDA MADSON says ...
Love, love, love, the African Black soap. I recommend it to everyone. It has cleared up my dry skin, especially around my eyes and as a bonus it has also cleared up my eczema!
05/02/2012 7:39:53 PM CDT

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