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Jenny Carlson says ...
What I like best about shopping with whole trade products is that its natural. The products might be expensive, depending on what you buy, but its worth the money in my pocket to help those who need it more than I do. I love taking my children in and they can actually enjoy the products as well. Right now I am using a particular product for my hair because nothing else works. But the natural product I use at the Whole Foods store has saved my skin. I am grateful for those that are sharing their products with us. That is why my money is worth putting it towards these products. They aren't expensive to me when they are well worth every penny. And I won't stop shopping for their products they sell. I hope that I can help in every way possible. Especially to these ladies with Alaffia.
02/18/2010 8:56:18 AM CST
marisa says ...
Fair trade is wonderful because I know that the product I buy is helping the life of someone without a lot of resources rather than the bottom line of a big corporation.
02/18/2010 8:57:17 AM CST
marie says ...
it is great that these woman have an ability to not only get help, but to earn it. gaining skills, self respect, etc...
02/18/2010 8:58:45 AM CST
Tracey S. says ...
I appreciate that Whole Foods provides me with opportunities to buy products that help real people, and to know these people.
02/18/2010 9:43:34 AM CST
Rebecca Graham says ...
I like the feeling of actually helping someone and providing them skills to help provide for their families.
02/16/2010 2:10:58 PM CST
Leyla Ozgur says ...
I love the idea of being able to purchase products that will be a benefit to me, other people and the environment. It is sad to think that other products may be the opposite, harming workers or mistreating them and the environment. As morality and game theory teach us, it is better for everyone when we consider the best for everyone. This is why I think it's great that Whole Foods offers Whole Trade products.
02/16/2010 2:24:36 PM CST
Jennifer says ...
To all those at "Whole Foods Market", I must say thank you a million times for allowing us as consumers to each make a difference in the world. Each week I get to put my vote in for organic, fair trade products because you have made it possible. I love that I'm able to purchase fair trade items and to see that I'm making a difference for West Africa, other countries, and my home ground, the United States. The more I purchase the better and stronger our world becomes as a "Whole".
02/17/2010 9:07:03 AM CST
Teri C says ...
What I like about Whole Trade Products is that, I can feel good about purchasing a product that give more money back to the people growing and producing the product. We like their bananas.
02/16/2010 10:42:09 AM CST
Lana B says ...
It's wonderful to know that by purchasing these products we are empowering women 1/2 a world away. And their smiles in the pictures are truly worth a thousand words!! Thank you for sharing their story w/ us. ~Lana B~
02/16/2010 9:41:00 AM CST
Judith says ...
I would love to try this product and help people as well.
02/16/2010 5:13:14 PM CST
Jessica Solomon says ...
What better way to show and share love than to purchase such wonderful items. The knowledge that something so simple can make such a big difference to even one person make my trip to St louis worth the four hour drive. Whole Foods is my favorite store and i look forward to seeing what all it can do with the help of its customers and employees. Great job guys, keep up the amazing work and God bless!
02/16/2010 5:25:42 PM CST
Carole Lasky says ...
What I like best about purchasing Whole Trade Products is not only that you know the quality of the product is there but more importantly, you know that the producer will benefit from your purchase directly! I can feel good about that and it reminds me that our world is smaller than we think by purchasing a whole trade product I can help make a difference by helping a neighbor--even half-way around the world!
02/18/2010 11:40:17 AM CST
Lisa Roe says ...
I love the purity and simplicity of ingredients!
02/18/2010 11:42:18 AM CST
Deborah Sachs says ...
I appreciate and am grateful for the opportunity to participate in a consumer decision and transaction to the point that not only do I know the process that produced a product I need, but also that I get to do some good for someone who deserves something good.
02/18/2010 11:43:26 AM CST
Heather St. Marie says ...
We are all responsible for each other, and this program is an excellent example of helping others help themselves. And the fact that it's preserving cultures is wonderful! All great reasons to purchase these products and continuing the cause!
02/16/2010 5:08:47 PM CST
Joel Garrett says ...
I like Whole Trade products, because these products allow for local people to learn a trade, teach others that trade and share the profits together. That's amazing. That's a wholistic way to escape poverty. The quality of these products is just wonderful!
02/18/2010 12:07:36 PM CST
Beth says ...
What a great combination: fair trade and great product!! Makes you feel good inside and out!
02/18/2010 12:04:06 PM CST
Heidi Owen says ...
Fairness for a better life and world. Whole trade products are better products, made with thought....Not just about the profit.
02/18/2010 12:03:06 PM CST
Katie Gosser says ...
I feel good about buying whole trade products. I know my money is being spent towards a good thing. It's going to people who are concious of the environment and others. I have hope that someday all products will be whole trade products, I know we have a long way to go, but I want to get back there and believe we can.
02/18/2010 11:33:31 AM CST
Mei Tseng says ...
Everything is good. Only if the price can be more affordable will be great.
02/18/2010 12:02:59 PM CST
Lynne M. Meyer says ...
I buy Whole Trade whenever possible for so many reasons, bu I especially like that it provides fair wages and is more environmentally friendly. I can buy with a clear conscience!
02/18/2010 11:58:43 AM CST
Laura says ...
It is a good feeling that something as simple as my purchases are helping people across the world. Thank you so much Whole Foods.
02/18/2010 11:56:25 AM CST
Nick says ...
I think it is beautiful that such love, hard work, and dedication is manifested in the form of such quality products. Seeing Alaffia in the stores makes me smile, every single time. =)
02/18/2010 11:55:17 AM CST
R. Newton says ...
I like natural ingredients!
02/18/2010 11:52:20 AM CST
Carla says ...
I buy Fair Trade because I know there are women and men in other countries that struggle daily to feed there families through work that sustains their human dignity.
02/18/2010 11:50:09 AM CST

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