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Fight Human Trafficking with Recycled Laundry Bags {Product Spotlight}

I’m really excited to share some of our newest products today! (Who would have ever thought something with “laundry” in the title could be exciting, right? But stay with me here.)

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We recently got in these bright, fun recycled laundry and storage bags, and I love everything about them. The main thing being that proceeds of the sales go toward the fight against human trafficking. These products are not only socially conscious, but environmentally friendly too! Made from recycled Vietnamese feed bags, these unique storage bins are perfect for anyone looking for a colorful & stylish place to stash toys, blankets, diapers, and yep, you guessed it, laundry. They make a pretty addition to a kids room or craft room too! These beauties have some great features:

  • Double ply
  • Have side handles
  • Lightweight and easy to maneuver
  • Colorful traditional Cambodian prints
  • Ethically made

Country of Origin: Cambodia
Size: 10.5″”W x 6.5″H

These bags are “designed to carry a cause,” and they truly do. When you purchase one of these from our site, you are helping to reinforce the truth that people are not for sale. With every bin purchased, you show your support for the fair trade movement and for an end to human trafficking. To read more about the prevalence of human trafficking in the US and around the world, and how you can help put a stop to it, click here.

Check out the bags, available now. You have your pick of bright, summery colors and prints, so what are you waiting for? That laundry isn’t going to do itself!



Ethically Sourced Products Should be the Heart of Business

Ethically sourced products should be be the center of any business philosophy says Seven Hopes United’s president, Ashley Shilts.

For a growing number of consumers, the desire to purchase jewelry, home decor, and gifts, is balanced by the need to act responsibly toward society and the environment–which means limiting unnecessary consumption and choosing items that are produced in a socially conscious way. For them, fair trade products are the ideal solution.

Dan Welch, co-editor of Ethical Consumer Magazine, recently noted that eco products continue to rise in popularity, bucking the consumer trend in light of the recent recession. Fair Trade gifts are among the list of eco products that topped sales charts within the last year.

Now more than ever, consumers of all backgrounds are seeking out the value behind the products they purchase. Today, how products are sourced, manufactured, packaged, and shipped all affect consumer spending. This new consciousness is not confined to younger generations; over half of Baby Boomers consider themselves socially conscious shoppers.

The trend in ethical shopping is expected to increase as more and more socially conscious businesses join the market, and consumers continue to look for products that are at once, “pesticide free” “fair trade” and “sustainably harvested.”