Let’s put the “love” back into Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day is already on my mind, and I know it is on many of yours as well! We here at Fair Trade Fashionista* would love to take some time to show you our most important Fair Trade and sustainable secrets about Valentine’s Day with you and yours!

Since the fourteenth century, Valentine’s Day has been “a festival of love,” but somehow within the past century, corporations have replaced ‘love’ with ‘greed’. While we may show our affection to loved ones with M & Ms in the United States, we are simultaneously supporting a corporation who refuses to take a stand against child laborers being used in the production of their product; children who have never even tasted the chocolate they slave for.

As consumers, we have the power to make purchases that take the power out of the hands of corporations and allows us to shape our holiday the way we want. Let’s show our love not only for those in the United States, but also for those who produce the goods we buy from Africa, Asia, or elsewhere.

There are a couple easy steps that can make anyone’s Valentine’s Day stress and conscious free. We here at Fair Trade Fashionista* have made a series about our favorite Fair Trade Valentine’s Day products and where you can get them!

So what can you do to ensure your Valentine’s Day celebration is an ethical one? (Click on the links to see the details on each topic)

1.) Buy Fair Trade/Recycled Valentine’s Cards – See blog for more details!

2.) Buy Fair Trade Valentine’s Chocolates for your loved ones – See blog

3.) Purchase Fair Trade or sustainable Flowers!

4.) Wear a special Fair Trade Valentine’s Outfit!

5.) Tell everyone you know how important it is for consumers to show corporations their ethics with their wallets! You have more power than you may think to control their actions. When you support Fair Trade and and sustainable products, you support a healthy and sustainable world.
Thank you for spending the time to read about some of our favorite products. Please comment if we’re left something out!

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