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Eileen says ...
I never realized that becoming involved with whole foods would lead to so much other great stuff!! I feel like I've been so out of the loop in not only what's good for my health but what's good for the world. Thank you, and I will be definitely buying all sorts of products to help (and of course for enjoyment!) including your lotions and bath products! This winter skin is horrible!!
02/17/2010 7:28:46 PM CST
N. Strathman says ...
I'm all for whole trade products and supporting small farmers and workers around the world, especially in developing countries. Living in a cold climate, I love the hot chocolate on a cold winter night. I shop at Whole Foods every week. Love the bananas in a smoothie with blueberries. The face cream works wonders when the air is so dry in the winter.
02/17/2010 7:42:06 PM CST
Tiffany says ...
I am just a good consumer looking to buy things. If that can help my family, my environment and if it helps others well isn't that the way things should just be?
02/17/2010 7:45:32 PM CST
marilynfishman says ...
Very important to me is better wages and working conditons for worker. Ethical treatment of all people and animals is a priority in deciding where to shop. Whole Foods partnering with the Whole Trade practice and philosophy is key.
02/17/2010 7:52:37 PM CST
Pamela Lavender Grant says ...
I always buy whatever Whole Trade products I find. Not only are they great products, it just makes good sense to help in whatever way we can. I now have several friends who do the same. We all need to work together.
02/17/2010 7:53:28 PM CST
Bethany Potter says ...
Whole Trade products meet high quality standards, take care of the enviroment, provides more money to producers, and ensures adequate wages and working conditions for the workers. My favorite fair traade products are banannas and roobios tea.
02/17/2010 7:56:00 PM CST
Shari says ...
My husband just gave me fair trade earrings from Brazil and a fair trade brooch from Bali for Valentine's Day. They are both lovely and special. We try to put our money where our values are.
02/17/2010 8:06:29 PM CST
Carrie says ...
I just recently found out what significance these products have not only for the people who produce them, but for those who use them. As companies become larger and larger, the products become more and more contaminated. These corporations not only pollute our bodies, they pollute our earth. I love buying the fair trade products not only for thier taste and superiority, but it's very satisfying to know what you are supporting by choosing these brands. My favorite product is the fair trade brownies, yum!
02/17/2010 8:24:33 PM CST
Richard Visintainer says ...
Buying Whole Trade Products is an easy way to help others and get quality and useful products.
02/17/2010 8:29:03 PM CST
K & A says ...
Our main focus in buying personal care products for our family is 1st- that they are cruelty free (no animal testing) and 2nd- that they don't contain potential carcinogens. Those are the two basic criteria, but it's an extra bonus to us when we can buy fair trade products. Part of the cruelty free philosophy is a bigger picture of trying to maintain habitats for native species. Industrialization in the western mold is horrible for native habitats. If the kind of fair trade collectives like the ones used by Every Day Shea, are far less disruptive to native species as well as helping people live better lives, directly, simply and efficiently. Lastly, the fact that these fair trade or "Whole Trade" products directly benefit women's lives who are often excluded from the economic benefits of global trade. Good Job All Around!
02/17/2010 8:34:47 PM CST
Susan White says ...
Nothing could describe Whole Food Trade, Divine Chocolate! It is creamy and super choclatey for the chocolate lover with diserning taste.
02/17/2010 8:37:01 PM CST
Susan Derrington says ...
I like whole trade purchase because it feels like you are supporting people and their families with meaningful work, lives and income. And just the fact that it still exists and will continue to exist if we support it.
02/17/2010 8:41:04 PM CST
JOAN JAMES says ...
SIMPLY BECAUSE, THEY ARE WONDERFUL PRODUCTS AND IT MAKES ME FEEL SOOOO GOOD.
02/17/2010 8:47:29 PM CST
JOAN JAMES says ...
SIMPLY BECAUSE THE PRODUCTS ARE WONDERFUL AND IT MAKES ME FEEL SOOOOO GOOD.
02/17/2010 8:48:13 PM CST
JOAN JAMES says ...
SIMPLY BECAUSE THE PRODUCTS ARE SOOO GOOD AND IT MAKES ME FEEL GOOD.
02/17/2010 8:49:03 PM CST
Amy Zambrano says ...
whole foods is the best at what it does for the world!
02/17/2010 8:49:57 PM CST
JOAN JAMES says ...
SIMPLY THE PRODUCTS ARE SOOO GOOD AND IT MAKES ME FEEL GOOD.
02/17/2010 8:50:10 PM CST
Randy Will says ...
It's good to see more company's and people doing the right thing when it comes to Mother Earth!
02/17/2010 8:51:17 PM CST
sally regan says ...
Being a small family farm member has many challenges. Earning a family supporting wage is difficult anywhere these days in the agricultural community.Taking care of the earth is a no brainer.Organic food is good for everyone, including mother earth. Please support organic food, you'll be glad you did.
02/17/2010 8:54:33 PM CST
Kathleen LaFollett says ...
Products like this can only make you feel good inside and out!
02/17/2010 8:58:55 PM CST
Laura Upton says ...
I love the quality of the Whole Trade products- and the taste of the coffee is outstanding!
02/17/2010 9:04:55 PM CST
Kendell Champion says ...
I believe in supporting Whole Trade because of not only the quality you get but also knowing you are helping the environment and supporting the workers of this company.
02/17/2010 9:07:37 PM CST
Maggie Kelly says ...
I appreciate the opportunity to use my buying power to create economic opportunities for workers in developing countries.
02/17/2010 9:16:15 PM CST
salem krieger says ...
I really feel good about spending my money with companies and small business that support a healthy and labor fair value. Spread the wealth and enjoy the health.
02/17/2010 9:40:50 PM CST
dave k says ...
It truly comes from the earth!
02/17/2010 9:44:51 PM CST

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