Seven Hopes United is Awarded Fair Trade Federation Membership

(San Diego, CA) March 28, 2011 - Seven Hopes United is thrilled to announce it has been awarded Fair Trade Federation membership. To celebrate, Seven Hopes United is offering you a coupon code to save on unique fair trade gifts! Enter “SHOPFAIR” at checkout to receive 15% off your entire order, now through April 30th! Fair Trade Federation membership is awarded to businesses that are fully committed to fair trade and strive to only sell products sourced according to fair trade principles. With fair trade at the heart of what they do, Federation members go beyond product and service quality to set the highest standards in economic sustainability and social justice. As a part of this commitment they work to develop transparent and accountable relationships, while supporting safe and empowering working conditions for marginalized producers around the world.

To be considered for Fair Trade Federation membership and earn a listing on the Fair Trade Federation website, businesses complete a rigorous screening process to evaluate their trading practices and the depth of their commitment to these principles. By approaching business and development in a holistic way, members work to make trade a tool to alleviate poverty, reduce inequality, and create opportunities for people to help themselves.

Seven Hopes United is known for its unique fair trade goods and eco gifts, which can be found on their website With social and environmental responsibility at the heart of their mission, Seven Hopes United is committed to reducing their carbon footprint by purchasing as little packaging materials as possible, and reusing almost all packaging material that is shipped to them. They also show exemplary concern for people and the planet by promoting a sustainable lifestyle through their products. Many of their fair trade products are handmade from natural and recycled materials from around the globe.

“We are so excited to earn Fair Trade Federation membership,” said Ashley Shilts, co-founder and President of Seven Hopes United. “It’s one of the most respected and recognized symbols in the fair trade marketplace and a powerful way to reinforce Seven Hopes United’s position as a leader in its field.”

Seven Hopes United is now an Approved member of the Fair Trade Federation, a distinguished and celebrated group of companies that use their products and services as a vehicle for social and economic change.

More on Seven Hopes United:
Based in San Diego, California, Seven Hopes United specializes in marketing fairly traded handmade gifts, jewelry, home decor and personal accessories from producers around the globe. Seven Hopes United supports a trading partnership aimed at obtaining sustainable development for excluded and disadvantaged producers by operating according to Fair Trade criteria, and investing a portion of their proceeds back into artisan communities. Founded in 2009, the company's mission is to enrich lives through providing a globally conscious alternative.
To learn more about Seven Hopes United and to shop Fair Trade, visit

More on the Fair Trade Federation:
The Fair Trade Federation is the trade association that strengthens and promotes North American organizations fully committed to fair trade. The Federation is part of the global fair trade movement, building equitable and sustainable trading partnerships and creating opportunities to alleviate poverty. The Federation’s values guide our work to create a just and sustainable economic system. More information on the Fair Trade Federation can be found at


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