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Celebrate World Fair Trade Day – May 10, 2014

World Fair Trade Day 2014

Mother’s Day

This weekend marks two special dates, World Fair Trade Day (May 10, 2014) & Mother’s Day! I love that these dates fall on the same weekend, because so many of the artists we support are Moms. What better way to honor your Mom by purchasing a gift that helps support a mom in need, like Layet Monica pictured above?

Layet Monica is a single mom of three, and this 31 Bits beneficiary is a beautiful example of a mother’s love! She works hard to provide for her children, send them to school, and care for their needs. And she does it all with a smile! Isn’t she stunning? Support Monica, and other moms by giving a fair trade gift this Mother’s Day! Click here to shop some of our favorite gifts for Mom!

World Fair Trade Day

World Fair Trade Day is a time to celebrate and be inspired by the work that’s being done to support a fair economy. Fair trade is about people and the planet, and about purchasing products we love that are fair to both! When you buy fair trade products, you can be sure that your purchases are directly benefiting those that made it. For farmers and the artists that we at Seven Hopes United partner with, that means getting paid a living wage for the work they do, in addition a portion of those fair trade premiums are helping to better their communities. Purchasing fair trade products is a step toward an ethical and sustainable marketplace.

This weekend, join 100,000 people around the United States and Canada in learning about and promoting fair trade! Help us support economic justice for farmers, workers, and artisans around the world. To get started, click the educational video below from our friends at Fair World Project. Then, help us spread the word & share this blog post on Facebook or Twitter #WFTD2014!

In honor of these special celebrations, SevenHopesUnited.com is offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders through 5/11/2014 with the coupon code “ILOVEMOM”. Woot woot!

We’ll also have our booth set up with all kinds of fair trade products at the Little Italy Mercato on Saturday 8am-2pm, and the Rancho Santa Fe Farmers Market on Sunday 9am-1:30pm. Be sure to stop by and say hi if you’re in San Diego!

Celebrate World Fair Trade Day!

World Fair Trade Day

If you’re new to the concept of fair trade but would love to learn more, you picked a good week to start your research! Fair trade is expanding rapidly across the world, helping talented artisans everywhere to achieve a sustainable income for their families and produce high quality consumer products.

Starting tomorrow, May 4, and running through May 19, approximately 100,000 people across North America will celebrate the impressive strides of fair trade in the past several years. They will campaign for justice alongside the farmers and artisans who make our consumption of fair trade goods possible.

World Fair Trade Day itself falls on May 11. To see how you can lend your voice and your resources to the cause, check out the official World Fair Trade Day Website. You can find events and volunteer opportunities all over the nation.

Seven Hopes United will be participating in a World Fair Trade Day event in La Mesa, California. Join us in La Mesa Village Saturday, May 11th, 2013 from 11:30am to 2:30pm to learn about fair trade & support local businesses and artisans.


Gingham Restaurant – 8384 La Mesa Blvd.

  • Fair Trade Vendors: jewelry, scarves, handbags, baskets, home decor & more!
  • Samples of Fair Trade coffee, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream
  • Recognition of La Mesa Fair Trade supporters & Declaration of La Mesa as a “Fair Trade Town” – 1pm
  • Raffle drawing for Fair Trade Gift Basket – 2:15pm

Sprouts Farmer’s Market – 4630 Palm Ave.

  • Samples of fair trade products, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, and coffee from Cafe Virtuoso

A staggering fact is that If every American made just ONE Fair Trade purchase a year, it would lift ONE Million families out of poverty. Let that sink in a minute—then head to our website to do a little browsing! Mother’s Day is coming up, and last year I bought my mom the previous version of this beautiful ceramic bowl:
Hand painted crosshatch motifs emulate starlight in this enchanting bowl from Mexico. A beautiful deep cobalt blue design is finished with a ruffled border in sunny yellow by fair trade artisan Jorge Quevedo. Now, I’m just guessing, but I think most moms would appreciate a gorgeous handmade gift that truly gives back to other mothers across the world more than the usual bouquet of flowers!

And check back on the blog soon for more great Mother’s Day gift ideas!