Conscious Consumerism

shop fair tradeIt is sobering that we are all connected to slavery through the products and services we use.

However, there are a growing number of ways to bring justice through our purchasing choices and engagement with businesses. The practices of companies ARE changing because customers are becoming aware and demanding slavery free products.

CVJC partner Brandi Nuse-Villegas runs Global Love Shopping, a website with links to fair labor businesses and resources to promote and engage exploitation free consumption, including the additional resources listed below.

New resource: 10 Tips To Shopping Justly, a guide to different ways you can engage in promoting and buying fair labor products with helpful links.

Global Love Shopping also has a list of Fresno Area Fair Labor Businesses.

MadeForThem is a local partner that designs and produces their own fashion line and supports survivors of trafficking in the Fresno area.


 Support Villages in Thailand by Buying Lanna Coffee

lanna coffeeAmong these is our very own partners Lanna Coffee, a coffee roasting company operating in Fresno using and supporting the coffee production of villagers in Northern Thailand, whose children are vulnerable to sex trafficking. Buy their coffee and support CVJC at the same time! Order here


Stop Slave Labor and Buy Fair Trade Chocolate

fair trade chocolate party
Host A Chocolate Party Now By Following This Link

Free2Work has come up with a guide that you can find at our take action page or by clicking the image on your left that gives you the tools you need to buy fair trade chocolate (and to throw a party with it).

It also has resources within the guide that show you which stores sell fair trade chocolate.


MORE RESOURCES

  • Fairpages.com: A search engine for fair labor businesses and products. The Fair Trade version of the Yellow Pages.
  • Chain Store Reaction: Use this website to tell the companies you buy from to have have zero tolerance for slavery in any part of their operations and products.
  • Free2Work: Not For Sale gives a grade to companies and products based on fair labor practices and policies. Avaiable in a Android or iPhone app with barcode scanning capabilities.
  • Green America Responsible Shopper: Look up profiles on companies to see how they stand with labor practices. Join in campaigns to end exploitation and promote responsible business products.

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