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3.07.2008




m
od*mom easter giveaway :: 7 organic fair trade easter basket + boxes

global exchange is a wonderful non-profit company dedicated to socially conscious artisans + products. i'm so excited they're offering a fair trade organic kids ultimate easter basket for kids of all ages + 6 fair trade organic chocolate easter gift boxes made of the finest ingredients.

to enter to win environmentally friendly + socially responsible chocolates + gifts from global exchange, please leave me a comment telling me your favorite global exchange products + why fair trade is best for everyone .
(include your email address + web url, so i can contact you when you win!)
before midnight, easter sunday, march 24


by ~mod*mom~ at 7.3.08 ©

264 Comments:

I like the dark chocolate minis gift box. They're just the right size for that occasional chocolate craving--all in a cute package!

By OpenID yune, at 3/04/2008 12:46 PM  

You had me at Dagoba...And Peace Coffee. Toss on some Putamayo music and my son and I would have a great day! My fingers are soooooooo crossed!

By Blogger Ursula, at 3/04/2008 1:32 PM  

i´m in love to this frog: http://store.gxonlinestore.org/lightglobe.html.....and all recycled itens...

By Blogger angela, at 3/04/2008 2:27 PM  

The teas are simply delightful and lovely. Since I enjoy tea that would be a treat. The honey looks yummy.

By Blogger anne, at 3/04/2008 2:36 PM  

The dark chocolate artbar is great. I love the cocoa as well.

By Blogger ruth, at 3/04/2008 2:53 PM  

I love the pencil sharpener...how loveling made
Warmly,
Stacy~Creativemuse
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By Blogger Stacy/Creativemuse, at 3/04/2008 2:54 PM  

I would love one of the "World's Softest Teddy Bears." They look absolutlely adorable. There really are a lot of other products I would enjoy as well, including the chocolate selections.

Michelle
michelle (at) northofthe49 (dot) com
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By Blogger michelle, at 3/04/2008 3:00 PM  

ooooh for sure dark chocolate

By Blogger Andy, at 3/04/2008 3:34 PM  

I LOVE the kids scrapbook kit! The extra big cutouts of the bugs are so cute!
Sarah
ssmast@hotmail.com

By Blogger Stefan, Sarah and Lukka, at 3/04/2008 4:12 PM  

I like the recycled flip flop doormat!

By Blogger Naomi, at 3/04/2008 4:40 PM  

Dagoba chocolates are my fave, but I'd also love the fair trade chocolate covered espresso beans. Guess I am due for a caffeine high!

By Blogger Kathleen, at 3/04/2008 5:04 PM  

My little guy is really enjoying music these days--listening to it and making it. So I've got my eyes on the Peruvian Tinya Drum & Stick and the Guatemalan Maracas.
wakeyes AT yahoo DOT com

By Anonymous Whitney A, at 3/04/2008 5:16 PM  

the cook books look great, and of course who could pass up dark chocolate. It all looks just so good.

By Blogger Allison & Ben, at 3/04/2008 5:25 PM  

I want everything! I love the scrapbook kit and the chocolate best, though!

By Blogger Jenni, at 3/04/2008 5:48 PM  

For my house - the Tibetan Prayer Flags. For my kids - the Jamtown Musical Instrument Paks. For my husband and me - anything Dagoba (our current obsession).

By Blogger Angela, at 3/04/2008 6:24 PM  

love the garnet and pearl necklace

By Blogger the aesthetic onion, at 3/04/2008 7:22 PM  

Oh, if it's chocolate and/or coffee . . . I'm LOVING it!!! Count me in!

Jennifer :-)

By Blogger Jennifer, at 3/04/2008 8:28 PM  

Everything is so wonderful on global exchange. this is "my" new store! i'm still shopping, and loving the chocolates and sweet handmade toys. I love what they stand for.
nancymau@gmail.com

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/07/2008 3:34 PM  

I love the mod silk scarves and retro aprons with matching tea towels!

at_bolt@yahoo.com

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/07/2008 3:39 PM  

I love a lot of the Free Trade toys, but my favorite is the set of Organic Veggie Toys.

By Blogger Becca, at 3/07/2008 6:15 PM  

The oragnic veggie toys would be a big hit with my son and any kind of organic chocolate would be a big hit with me :o)

By Blogger jojoebi, at 3/07/2008 8:31 PM  

YUM on the Chocolate gift basket. I always look for the FairTrade symbol when buying coffee beans - global exchange was an excellent website to find. thanks!

By Blogger Diana, at 3/08/2008 5:29 AM  

I love the hand knit animals from Peru.
We need to remember we are citizens of the World, not just our little worlds.

By Blogger Missy, at 3/08/2008 7:10 AM  

Dean's Beans Moka Sumatra...my one true addiction! I grab a cup of that and a vegan muffin at Honest Weight Food Co-op almost every day on my way to work. The best coffee ever!!!

By Blogger Kizzi, at 3/08/2008 7:26 AM  

My little guy is really enjoying music these days--listening to it and making it. So I've got my eyes on the Peruvian Tinya Drum & Stick and the Guatemalan Maracas. Fair Trade is best for everyone, but most importantly it's best for those who are selling their wares or working for those providing the products because it is supposed to ensure a safe, fair working environment, living wage, etc.

By Anonymous Whitney A, at 3/08/2008 7:28 AM  

I love all the recycled items, especially the recycled wallet! It's a reminder to think twice before buying "c**p" you don't need that hurts other countries and peoples. FAIR TRADE needs to be stamped on packages like ORGANIC is now.

Thanks for another great giveaway!
sandra jensen
sajdakota@yahoo dot com

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/08/2008 7:50 AM  

Dagoba dark chocolate is the best! I'm trying hard to support fair trade by moving beyond chocolate and coffee and seeking out fair trade toys and other household accessories. Global Exchange has so much to choose from.

By Blogger Mindful Momma, at 3/08/2008 8:42 AM  

Oh I almost missed this one. I used to work at a fair trade coffee shop and it was by far my favourite place to work. EVERYONE WAS EQUAL! NO BOSS, choose your own schedule and whether you want to train for advancement or not. The people I worked with most were hippies lol, but this needs to be known widespread! Fair trade is the most practical way to buy and work, everyone benefits from it and nobody loses!!
Here are just a few perks of fair trade places to work:
# Paying a fair wage in the local context
# Offering employees opportunities for advancement
# Providing healthy and safe working conditions within the local context.


LOVE YOUR GIVEAWAY!!!!! COUNT ME IN FOR SURE!!

By Blogger MANDUH, at 3/08/2008 9:08 AM  

oops forgot my favourite Global Trade product.... definitely anything in their chocolate selection, I'm an addict!!! But my fav in the chocolate selection are the Dagoba ChocoDrops, I love them!!

By Blogger MANDUH, at 3/08/2008 9:11 AM  

My daughter would love their animal friends from Peru. The chocolate looks delicious! Fair trade is best for everyone because it ensures fair practice, wages, for the workers; awesome products made with love for the consumer; and a nice profit for the owner; everyone wins.

By Blogger blythe, at 3/08/2008 11:18 AM  

mmm...aromatherapy gift set! I'm a sucker for any aromatherapy stuff... also that hot chocolate is bound to be delicious!
Fair trade is so important because it helps people become self sufficient, providing lasting change rather than a quick-fix. It gives producers a fair price for their products. Thanks for the great giveaway Mod*Mom!
dizzydaisy2000 at hotmail.com

By Blogger the girl, at 3/08/2008 11:58 AM  

the hand knit animals- Its great to know that the artisans can better support their families!

By Blogger jbubolz-miller, at 3/08/2008 1:39 PM  

I like the retro crochet dolls! and fair trade is important because we should treat everyone as we would like to be treated, even in a third world country. duh!

By Blogger Naomi, at 3/08/2008 3:07 PM  

So hard to choose...went straight to the bags! I really like the Floral Canvas Clutch Purse, the Corduroy Hemp Handbags, the Weekender Leather luggage, the Hemp Messenger Bag...I could go on! Buying "Fair Trade" is so necessary and socially responsible to help build global communities and provide workers with decent and appropriate wages, etc. Great giveaway and plug for FT!
jen
chigirljenn at yahoo dot com

By Blogger Jen, at 3/08/2008 7:34 PM  

So hard to choose...went straight to the bags! I really like the Floral Canvas Clutch Purse, the Corduroy Hemp Handbags, the Weekender Leather luggage, the Hemp Messenger Bag...I could go on! Buying "Fair Trade" is so necessary and socially responsible to help build global communities and provide workers with decent and appropriate wages, etc. Great giveaway and plug for FT!
jen
chigirljenn at yahoo dot com

By Blogger Jen, at 3/08/2008 7:34 PM  

I ama big tea lover and the Equal Exchange Rooibos Tea is one of my favorites to buy! As for why fair trade is so important...well, we are all on the same planet and we all deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. Fair trade enables us to do this. It allows us to avoid the nameless/faceless corporations and instead connect with people on a deeper more dignified level.

lisaelliott[at]cox[dot]net

By Blogger Cricket, at 3/08/2008 9:05 PM  

I LUV the Spiral Gemstone Necklace from Bali.
Fair Trade is exactly what the name states. It is good to know that the trades are regulated (in a sense) to make sure the sale of the products promotes the well being of the producer and their family/community. Being fair and honest makes the world go 'round!

By Blogger Leane G, at 3/08/2008 9:27 PM  

I love the chocolate!

I believe that buying only free trade items (like sugar, coffee, and chocolate) is so important because I do not want to propagate or promote the use of slaves to produce anything for my consumption, especially luxury items.

I believe it is our duty to find out where our food comes from and to only buy ethically produced products.

Thanks for all of the great contests!

felicitasblog at gmail dot com

By Anonymous Kimbrah, at 3/08/2008 11:49 PM  

fair trade....it's the right thing!
dark chocolate...good for you and for everyone!!!

By Anonymous rani shah, at 3/08/2008 11:58 PM  

I bought one of the handmade bags a few months ago. I can't tell you how many people stop me on the street to ask about it. I feel good about a fabulous cause, and the bag looks amazing!

By Blogger Love Las Muertas, at 3/09/2008 12:33 AM  

I bought one of the handmade bags a few months ago. I can't tell you how many people stop me on the street to ask about it. I feel good about a fabulous cause, and the bag looks amazing!

By Blogger Love Las Muertas, at 3/09/2008 12:33 AM  

I love the Brazil nut candles. Something very different and very cool. Fair trade products allow everyone to benefit from fabulous products. The workers/producers benefit from better wages and working environment, and the consumers benefit by receiving a great product and knowing that they are helping others.

By Blogger devildogwife, at 3/09/2008 7:00 AM  

you know when you buy something that you know is a good product from a company that has strong, just ethics? it just makes you FEEL good. i recently tried the chocolate covered ginger beads. perfect. and, again, it's just that whole thing of supporting a product that you can feel good about. makes it taste that much better!

By Blogger you da mom!, at 3/09/2008 10:41 AM  

I love the market baskets!!And lots of the jewelry is wonderful! I like that fair trade gives the artisan a chance to support their family and their community based on their work, rather than just getting taken advantage of by some middle man.

By Blogger Shama-Lama Mama, at 3/09/2008 1:55 PM  

I love the Dagoba Chocodrops. When thinking about Fair Trade, it's important to remember that there is no such thin as "cheap food". Someone is paying the price at some point and often in the case of poor trade practices it is the farmers who are working for practically nothing.

By Blogger Jinxy & Me, at 3/09/2008 2:23 PM  

I love the Peace Coffee and the recycled wallet is pretty cool. I'm a fan of reused things.

By Blogger Bebemiqui, at 3/09/2008 2:56 PM  

I like their recycled material diaper bag! What a great idea. As for fair trade, I am still learning about it, but I support it. Thanks for making us more aware.

By Blogger jenna, at 3/09/2008 3:24 PM  

The Bundle of Bunnies toy is so cute I know my kids would love playing with it (me too). Fair trade is so important because it helps to improve the standard of living for the people who actually MAKE the products you buy, not just the rich companies who import them.

By Blogger Katie, at 3/09/2008 7:34 PM  

The teapot set is my choice.

taowyn (at) gmail (dot) com

By Blogger T'aowyn, at 3/09/2008 8:27 PM  

Fair trade makes sure labor abuses (especially children) do not happen. Makes me happy. Global exchange product love is Chocolate Lover's Gift Baskets - yum yum!
Stephanie V.

By Anonymous tvollowitz@aol.com, at 3/09/2008 10:09 PM  

I just love Putumayo music and would love more of it. I could always go for some chocolate also!

Fair trade is good for everyone because it not only means the people directly working making the products are treated fairly (wages, conditions, etc.) but the product is normally made or farmed in a way so that it is not harmful to the enviroment (in turn safer for the workers also).

Would so LOVE to win this give a way!!

By Blogger Mom 2 To Boys, at 3/10/2008 6:41 AM  

Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate!!! And that soft little Teddy Bear!
dansan826 at yahoo.com

By Blogger Danielle, at 3/10/2008 8:53 AM  

Oh I just LOVE the idea of fair trade. It is so great knowing that the people who actually do the work are benefitting. We frequent a restaurant that uses all fair trade ingredients and sells fair trade coffee beans.

I love the jewlery and the stationary. I love the artsy and organic feel/

By Blogger Cassie, at 3/10/2008 9:33 AM  

I like the chocolate best.

By Blogger CrystalGB, at 3/10/2008 10:11 AM  

I did not get past the chocolate!
(well, Ok I peeked at the coffee and tea too)

What more do you need in life?
Thank you
kelleythejewelrylady(at)yahoo(dot)com

By Blogger Kelley, at 3/10/2008 10:52 AM  

The Children from Australia to Zimbabwe book looks great--and the finger puppets--and lots of jewelry! I know that if I were to be in the situation many of these "3rd World" artisans were in, I would want the opportunities Fair Trade represents, so I try to support those in that situation! (ie, buy FT : ))

By Blogger Jennifer P, at 3/10/2008 12:53 PM  

I would love their Chocolate Lover's Gift Basket, because Fair Trade Chocolate is best for everyone :)

By Blogger stampedwithgrace, at 3/10/2008 3:04 PM  

Guatemalan maracas. And chocolate drops. Mmmmm chocolate drops.

By Blogger art-sweet, at 3/10/2008 5:35 PM  

yum yum on the cocoa!

By Blogger the holly, at 3/10/2008 5:46 PM  

oh how cute! I'll post it on my blog!

Fair trade is important to help the world's economics and bridge cultures together. There so many beautiful things in the world. Yet I know people who has never even left their state!

By Blogger Angelina, at 3/11/2008 5:45 AM  

this looks so good i would love to win this

By Blogger jenny, at 3/11/2008 6:21 PM  

I LOVE the Divine chocolate bars. I love shopping at Fair Trade shops because I know that the workers/artisans are treated fairly, and I can always find unique gifts.

By Blogger Waldeck Dry Goods, at 3/12/2008 6:37 AM  

Global Exchange has great things! I especially like the No Sweat Sweatshop-free Sneakers as they are cool and made in Indonesia. Fair trade is best for everyone to help us progress toward as sustainable world.

By Blogger Shelly, at 3/12/2008 3:01 PM  

Their "Bundle of Bunnies" toy is just too cute! Fair trade means healthy and safe working conditions - everyone deserves that! If I win, please email me at mnlefty (at) gmail (dot) com

By Anonymous Monique, at 3/12/2008 6:42 PM  

Please, please me.

By OpenID winomom, at 3/12/2008 7:58 PM  

and I meant to leave my email address:
winomom@bellsouth.net

By OpenID winomom, at 3/12/2008 7:59 PM  

Oh...anything dark chocolate! Fair trade is awesome for many reasons, not the least of which is the safe work environments!

By Blogger To Think is to Create, at 3/13/2008 3:13 PM  

{{{Dagoba!}}} mmm...

Fair Trade is a basic essential that we as a community have gotten so far away from. We don't mean to support the "other way," but go on about our business and forget to do something about the injustice of corporate america.

Might I suggest we GET INSPIRED! Be AWARE! Educate yourself and make informed decision- not because you have to, but because you want to. I/we have a vested interest- compassion , community, conscious living...

samanthasdesk@yahoo.com
samsclass.blogspot.com

By Blogger sam..., at 3/13/2008 9:49 PM  

What a great gift basket! I am in, each and every item is something I would love!! I love the Orange text on your blog. (i had to add that in) ;)

By Blogger Kristin, at 3/14/2008 12:35 AM  

I love the Bamboo Bowls.

Fair Trade is good for people and the environment. Everyone wins!

taureau AT yahoo DOT com

By Blogger melonkelli, at 3/14/2008 8:05 AM  

Native Harvest Honey - wonderful, product -

Fair trade is great for everybody and for the earth!

By Blogger Tammy, at 3/14/2008 8:24 AM  

My favorite products: chocolate!

Why is fair trade best for everyone? Because it's FAIR, natch! :)

marshadotbrofkaberendsatgmaildotcom

By OpenID Marsha, at 3/14/2008 9:48 AM  

I like the recycled diaper bag, which looks like it would make a great tote!

By Anonymous Cathy, at 3/14/2008 12:00 PM  

Chocolate. Dark.
Mmmmmmmmm!

Everyone deserves to be fairly recompensed for their work.

By Blogger Wendy, at 3/14/2008 2:11 PM  

My favorite product is the Beeswax Bodycare Gift Pack. FairTrade is best for everyone because needs can be filled easily.

By Blogger mar, at 3/16/2008 6:10 AM  

The French Roast coffee is my favorite. We used to serve FairTrade coffees at the Arlozone (Arlo Guthrie's combination Arlo Merchandise and coffee shop) when it was open.

By Blogger Laura Lee, at 3/16/2008 6:13 AM  

The Three Tier Jewelry Box is very nice. I love the fair trade system because it gives merchants from all over the world a chance to sell their wonderful items at a fair price.

By Blogger Terri, at 3/16/2008 6:26 AM  

I love chocolate and Dagoba dark chocolate is the best.

By Blogger danosor, at 3/16/2008 7:04 AM  

wow every thing is so nice and cute the easter baskit is also so cool i would love to win this this would realy make my day

By Blogger jenny, at 3/16/2008 7:05 AM  

I would like to try the chocolate covered espresso beans. Fair trade is good for the world to share products and ideas.

By Blogger imjasonc, at 3/16/2008 7:27 AM  

I love the dark chocolate and I have a soft spot for the soft bunny!!!

By Blogger Kyliebleu, at 3/16/2008 7:35 AM  

The gourmet gift baskets look really interesting

By Blogger Mar, at 3/16/2008 7:55 AM  

definately the dark chocolate

pcbdolphins@wmconnect.com

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/16/2008 8:13 AM  

I loved the Organic Cotton Hoodie. Fair trade is extremely important in our world; it ensures fair wages and safe/comfortable working environments for everyone.

guysrose at aol dot com

By Blogger guysrose, at 3/16/2008 8:34 AM  

I love the Chocolate Covered Espresso beans. Fair trade helps support local communities and lift people out of extreme poverty.

By Blogger Toasters, at 3/16/2008 8:42 AM  

Fair Trade Coffee is incrediable. Our girl scouts were the first to introduce me to it. I bought it because yes it's the girl scouts and I wanted to help my daughter and her friends, plus have always supported the girl scouts since I had been one.
What a great lesson for them as well, the importance of fair trade and how it helps the world.
Good Coffee, Fair Trade, Girls learning to think with their hearts and minds, you cant lose.

By Blogger Susan, at 3/16/2008 9:14 AM  

scrapbook kit

By Blogger Shannon, at 3/16/2008 9:33 AM  

fair trade benefits everyone instead of enriching the few I love the purses and the chocolate along with the coffee and the tea just toooo many to decide. What a delightful find I've stumbled on your site thanks to the giveaway and found an engrossing new shopping site..klinedotpatsbcglobaldotnet

By Anonymous pamela, at 3/16/2008 9:40 AM  

Your teas are wonderful and I'm a BIG tea drinker. Shari

By Blogger Shari, at 3/16/2008 9:43 AM  

Fair trade products are best for our world as a whole. The promote responsible economic growth. I'd love to try the tea.

By Blogger fangirl, at 3/16/2008 10:15 AM  

I love the silver lotus earrings and the idea of responsible economics. Everyone involved (and the environment)generally benefits from this idea.

By Blogger ezmerelda, at 3/16/2008 10:22 AM  

The Tea Lover's Gift Basket caught my attention although everything seems cool there! And when it's Fair Trade, it's nicer to enjoy them when you know the producers have been given what they deserve for their hard work.

By Blogger Janni, at 3/16/2008 10:29 AM  

My fave is Green Mountain Coffee. They are into fair trade, and I greatly appreciate a contest that cares for the world! God Bless You for this!!!

By Blogger Mya, at 3/16/2008 10:32 AM  

I'd love to share this with my wife; we are always looking for quality snacks/food that's good for you!

gieferj@excite.com

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/16/2008 10:38 AM  

Thank you for offering this giveaway. What a wonderful prize. I love the Fair Trade Chocolate and what it stands for. What a great idea. Thanks again.

By Blogger peg42, at 3/16/2008 10:41 AM  

I adore the recycled messenger bags - what a great idea! Fair trade is important, because it gives developing areas the opportunity to introduce their goods into markets which may have been previously closed to them. Kudos to you and the Fair Trade site for promoting this market!

Tamara
peanut1200 at gmail.com

By Blogger Tamara, at 3/16/2008 10:42 AM  

The dark chocolate looks amazing. We all have to remember we're one big world, and fair trade works in all of our best interest.

By OpenID cdziuba, at 3/16/2008 11:50 AM  

hand knit animals are my favorite

By Blogger susan1215, at 3/16/2008 12:44 PM  

White chocolate is truly fantastic and fair trade is the best way to support LOCAL business

By Blogger doggydaze, at 3/16/2008 1:29 PM  

I want their Equal Exchange Hot Cocoa and their Dagoba CocoaDrops.... and on the more luxurious side... I'd love to score their Chocolate Lovers Gift set. YUMMY!
I think Fair Trade is important to protect the local farmers and the communities where these products actually originate... without them, we wouldn't have our wonderful coffees, teas, and chocolates.
Thanks!
Marissa :)
md-sweeps (at) hotmail (d0t) com

By Blogger Marissa, at 3/16/2008 1:37 PM  

I like the Brazil Nut Candle and the Peace Coffee. Fair Trade brings the benefits of trade into the hands of communities, I think that is good.

By Blogger JaniceJ, at 3/16/2008 1:54 PM  

peace coffee and chocolate not just good but globally responsible

By Blogger Princess Golden Hair, at 3/16/2008 2:09 PM  

I like all of the "Beads of Beauty" jewelry. To me, fair trade is important because the workers are paid enough to live on, and companies won't go overseas to save money (by not paying their workers fairly), so people here in the states won't lose their jobs.

By Blogger Kimberly B., at 3/16/2008 2:23 PM  

I really love the artbar chocolates! And Snoopy does need a stocking...The nice thing about fair trade is that everyone can help redistribute wealth by doing something they already do: consume. Cutting consumption is an important element in making our world more equitable, but for those things we must have (coffee and chocolate!), buying fair trade is the best option. Thanks!

By Blogger uhhleksuh, at 3/16/2008 3:03 PM  

The bamboo bowls are my fave. Fair trade helps keep us getting great goods at good prices.

By Blogger agordon10, at 3/16/2008 3:38 PM  

I like the Cafe Grande Gift Basket. I like that these products are environmentally friendly -- everyone wins here! This is the only way to go now!
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By Blogger carolsue, at 3/16/2008 4:56 PM  

I love the Plush Rainforest Monkeys, so cute. I like the fair trade theory in that it's just that fair to everyone.


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By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/16/2008 5:05 PM  

I love all fair trade chocolate. Yum! And I love that fair trade helps the farmers make a fair living. Worth every penny.

By Blogger Amanda, at 3/16/2008 6:02 PM  

I like all of the fair trade tea items. It's so important for the environment and the world economy that we make conscious choices about our purchases.

By OpenID gcuvier, at 3/16/2008 6:06 PM  

very important for the environment,The People & the economy .
the Cafe Grande Gift Basket or Green Mountain Coffee. Hard to pick only one ;)

By Blogger Claudia, at 3/16/2008 6:13 PM  

Any of the chocolate or coffee - the dark chocolate artbar looks particularly tempting.

Fair trade is important because similarly minded people who believe in the evolution of society need to make conscious decisions that mirror the ideaology.

I can say I stand for human dignity while I go to Wal-Mart and buy a $20 microwave or I can bite the bullet and pay more for an item made by people earning a fair wage. It's difficult but I sleep better when I make those decisions.

By Blogger ky2here, at 3/16/2008 6:26 PM  

The dark chocolate. Fair trade should be more fair than it is at the moment or has ever been.

By Blogger SpicyOne, at 3/16/2008 6:57 PM  

Love any dark chocolate - fair trade - everyone wins!

By Blogger leonards99, at 3/16/2008 7:06 PM  

I love the vegetable toys I think anything that gives the people who produce these a fair deal is great

By Blogger Sarah, at 3/16/2008 7:53 PM  

I like all the chocolate selections :) You can never go wrong with chocolate.

By Blogger Melissa, at 3/16/2008 8:14 PM  

everything is great, Thanks for the chance to win!

By Blogger Barbara, at 3/16/2008 8:35 PM  

My favorite fair trade product is the coffee I buy in bulk at the health food cc-op. Fair trade companies pay their workers a living wage which can only contribute to people of other countries being more satisfied with their lives and contribute to world peace.

By Blogger Meredith, at 3/16/2008 9:55 PM  

I love the gift basket............and the chocolate really helps too.
Thanks for the giveaway!
AylorCD@aol.com

By Anonymous Cindi Aylor, at 3/16/2008 9:58 PM  

I love the Dagoba 70% Dark chocolate bars. Fair trade allows the producers/sellers of the goods to get just compensation for their products.

By Blogger jdine, at 3/16/2008 10:14 PM  

Green Mountain Coffee, taste good too!!

By Blogger nor_lou, at 3/16/2008 11:27 PM  

I've always bought fair trade coffee, didn't know there were so many other products you could buy, thanks for the giveaway to show me a great website. It is very important to me to be socially conscious consumer and I will certainly shop form their store. I love the recycled diaper bag for my stepdaughter, but it isn't in stock now. Fair trade is important to give others a fair wage for their products. I would much rather buy from the little guy than the rich corporate conglomerate who pays slave labor rates to children

By Blogger John, at 3/17/2008 1:22 AM  

I like the chocolate Lover's gift basket. Yum! I like that the products are environmentally correct--I do enjoy the Fair Trade coffee for this reason.
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By Blogger Kristy, at 3/17/2008 1:34 AM  

My favorites are the organic dark chocolate minis and the equal exchange hot cocoa. Fair Trade is important because it's economically responsible, treating others as we'd wish to be treated.

By Blogger Deborah, at 3/17/2008 2:05 AM  

Love any dark chocolate

By Blogger Scrappy Do, at 3/17/2008 2:25 AM  

Tha Dagoba dhocolates would be my favorite. Everyone should be fairly compensated for their work and the environment must be respected. Fair trade is the morally responsible way to do business.

By Blogger clc408, at 3/17/2008 3:10 AM  

The Chocodrops look yummy. Fair trade is important for all ecomomies.
traymona[at]aol[dot]com

By OpenID traymona, at 3/17/2008 4:27 AM  

Fair trade is best for everyone because we know the workers are being treated right. What we purchase can make a huge difference to indiginous people. My favorite items are the Market Baskets made in Ghana.

By Blogger sweetsue, at 3/17/2008 4:29 AM  

Wow!!

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/17/2008 5:04 AM  

I like the Peace coffee. I am from a small town (5000) and I have never heard of Fair Trade, but I like the concept.

By Blogger idahomom, at 3/17/2008 5:35 AM  

Pearl Droplet Necklace. It's important to treat everyone the same.

By Blogger quiltingreader, at 3/17/2008 7:02 AM  

i love the crochet bunny and i am just hearing about fair trade.

By Blogger vboackle, at 3/17/2008 7:24 AM  

I've sent gift baskets from Global Exchange, and they are great to work with! Fair Trade is vital, because we shouldn't sacrifice the health and well-being of other workers, for a minor convenience/treat for ourselves. It's sad, really. My favorite product there is the Fair Trade Extravaganza Gift Basket, which I've sent several times.

By Blogger jennem, at 3/17/2008 7:24 AM  

tea and coffee :0)

By Blogger Alice, at 3/17/2008 7:46 AM  

My favorite fair trade products are the dolls and childrens toys but I also LOVE the soccer ball on that site. It is behind belief to me that we continue to buy products made by children and adults in horrible working conditions that are making less than a living wage. :-(

By Blogger Heather, at 3/17/2008 8:05 AM  

the tea and the crochet dolls. thank you!!

By Blogger tatertot374, at 3/17/2008 8:38 AM  

I'm loving the Market Baskets. Smart choices for the ethical shopper! Fair trade not only helps the producers of fantastic foods and products, it helps me feel better about my impact on others and our planet.

By Anonymous Emily, at 3/17/2008 8:55 AM  

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By Anonymous Kevn, at 3/17/2008 9:20 AM  

I like the Artbar chocolate bars. I like fairtrade because they are good for the environment, treat their workers right and love what they make and do, and it shows!
www.CherryBlossomsDesign.Etsy.com

By Blogger Cherry Blossoms, at 3/17/2008 10:02 AM  

Fair trade is the only way to trade. Every person deserves to earn a fair living and not be exploited.

I like the Dagoba Chocodrops the best.

b_stockmann(at)hotmail(dot)com

By Blogger b_stockmann, at 3/17/2008 11:11 AM  

dark chocolate and coffee. fair wage and safe working conditions are very important

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By Blogger bison61, at 3/17/2008 12:46 PM  

Milk Chocolate/ everyone get a fare cut for their work

By Blogger stomper666, at 3/17/2008 1:47 PM  

I like the chocolate best. I could see myself snacking from this basket in front of the TV. Thanks for the contest.

By Blogger Ilene, at 3/17/2008 2:15 PM  

i want to win

By Blogger Mike, at 3/17/2008 2:23 PM  

Fair Trade is best for everybody, because was all need to learn the we are ONE people!

I like the Peace on Earth Incense

By Anonymous Sarah, at 3/17/2008 2:48 PM  

Fair trade is best for everyone because we are all one on this earth and should be treated equally and fairly

By Blogger mogrill, at 3/17/2008 3:00 PM  

The recycled flip flop doormat is great! Fair trade is good for you!

By Blogger denyse, at 3/17/2008 3:26 PM  

I love Equal Exchange Coffee and chocolate. Fair trade is a fair system where everyone and the enviroment wins every time!

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/17/2008 4:07 PM  

I love the chocolate and jewelry.

By Blogger Chrystal, at 3/17/2008 4:12 PM  

global exchange chocolate is best, like anything fair trade, it ensures a reasonable wage for everyone in the process, not just the end producers

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By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/17/2008 5:29 PM  

There are so many neat things - I like the hand knit items! Fair trade is good because it makes life more fair for everyone!

By Blogger Cjnedrow, at 3/17/2008 7:15 PM  

I can't help but love the recycled tin thumb piano.

Fair trade is excellent because as in the words of Michael Scott from "The Office" it's a "win, win, win" situation!

By Blogger Ashley, at 3/17/2008 7:57 PM  

I would love to try their honey. Thanks for the link to their store!

By Anonymous Karen S., at 3/17/2008 8:07 PM  

I love the Retro Airline Bag!!Thank You for the contest..as for free trade to be honest I do not know much about it, I hope I can still enter. Thank you
Wanda
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By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/17/2008 8:18 PM  

You can't go wrong with organic fair trade chocolate! I think that by purchasing fair trade items we create not only environmentally sustainable goods, but we better the living situations for thousands of people. It's a situation where everyone wins, and I'm proud to buy fair trade products.

By Blogger Jessilyn82, at 3/17/2008 8:41 PM  

Fair trade chocolate is my favorite food. I did a lot of fair trade shopping this past Christmas because my church is involved with Ten Thousand Villages.

phathui5@hotmail.com

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/17/2008 8:50 PM  

I like the fair trade coffee. Fair trade helps out all the small business owners

By Blogger DOODLEGIRL, at 3/18/2008 7:26 AM  

My daughter would love the organic veggie toys!

By Blogger Kathleen, at 3/18/2008 9:23 AM  

Please enter me. My favorite fair trade product is the tea, but in this giveaway I would love the chocolate. Thanks!

By Blogger Annette, at 3/18/2008 2:09 PM  

Love the cocoa! Still chilly in Cleveland!

By Blogger Julie, at 3/18/2008 2:18 PM  

I love the recycled messenger bags!!! :D

sarahmarie dot pemberton at gmail dot com

By Blogger Milk Mama, at 3/18/2008 2:31 PM  

Love, love, love Global Exchange's Divine Chocolate-- milk, dark, I don't care! Fair trade chocolate is best because it comes without social guilt-- cocoa beans are picked by fairly paid farmers and not by child slaves!

By Blogger Diana, at 3/18/2008 2:32 PM  

Global Exchange is an awesome store. I love their jewelry selection, especially the small drop earrings. Fair trade is best for everyone because it helps to alleviate global poverty and provides economic self-sufficiency.

By Blogger dburdenbates, at 3/18/2008 2:34 PM  

i like the animal friends from peru. fair trade is best so that the people who produce these items are compensated fairly for their efforts.

By Blogger Mary512, at 3/18/2008 2:35 PM  

oops i forgot to add my email and blog address. email is hellomary018 AT yahoo DOT com. blog is mommyland512.blogspot.com. thanks!

By Blogger Mary512, at 3/18/2008 2:39 PM  

I love the GReen Mountain Coffee- everyone should get paid what they deserve!

By Blogger Bree, at 3/18/2008 2:53 PM  

The organic cotton veggie toys are awesome! My daughter would love those. Though my personal favorite would have to be something more along the lines of chocolate and coffee :)

By Blogger Laura, at 3/18/2008 2:54 PM  

Whoops - I forgot the second part of your question. As a knitter, I know how hard it is to get paid what you deserve for your handiwork so I appreciate that Fair Trade helps handcrafters and other workers receive a fair wage for the hard work they do.

By Blogger Laura, at 3/18/2008 2:58 PM  

I especially like the Art Bar from Ithaca Fine Chocolates. I think it's very important for artists and artisans to get a fair price for their hard work and creativity.

By Blogger artmarcia, at 3/18/2008 3:09 PM  

I love the Lisu lunch bag. It is so important for fair trade so that people can make a living and support their family.

By Blogger theteo5, at 3/18/2008 3:23 PM  

The Dagoba Chocodrops are calling my name. And the hand-painted Tunisian pottery is lovely. Fair Trade is best for everyone because we all share this earth; we should share the world's wealth, as well.

By Blogger Jennifer/The Word Cellar, at 3/18/2008 3:24 PM  

I love tea!
Fair trade doesn't rip off the people making these products just because they are from developing countries.

By Blogger Mimi, at 3/18/2008 3:45 PM  

Greetings! About a year ago, I was told about the Fair Trade Concept! There is a store about an hour or so away from where I live. It is a store solely based on Fair Trade practices! The prices are a little more, but knowing your are helping others, makes it all worth it. I have been trying to tell others about it and I have joined a Green Market Co-op. I hope this fair partnership continues to grow and thrive.....Thanks,Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

By Blogger windycindy, at 3/18/2008 3:50 PM  

I like milk and white chocolate the most!

By Blogger gjgille, at 3/18/2008 5:17 PM  

I like the Peace Coffee best and I love free trade because you truely know where the product you are using comes from and how it was produced...Thanks!!
stbaisch[at]yahoo[dot]com

By Anonymous Susanne, at 3/18/2008 5:24 PM  

I love the dagoba chocolate! And fair trade is good for everyone because it shows we're not willing to exploit others just to get cheaper prices.

nifferjeno at gmail dot com

By Blogger JenO, at 3/18/2008 5:35 PM  

I love the flower canvas tote bag and prayer flag notecards! Fair trade is best because it supports businesses that are good for all the people involved and the environment.
sanna1999{at}verizon{dot}net

By Anonymous carica, at 3/18/2008 5:35 PM  

I'd love to try the Equal Exchange Hot Cocoa, and the handknit little chick pin is adorable. Fair trade is great to improve the standard of living for everyone.

By Blogger Jenna, at 3/18/2008 5:51 PM  

My husband and I love our Peace Coffee! We love that fact that it doesn't pass through too many hands before it gets to us. We know who our money is going to and who it is helping directly!

By Blogger PS, at 3/18/2008 5:59 PM  

LOVE Dagoba chocolates, and my daughter loves "the world's softest teddy bears." I grew up in a 3rd world country, and know so many people who benefit from these types of exchanges!

By Blogger Ariana, at 3/18/2008 7:05 PM  

I really like the recycled messenger bag and chocolate gold coins! Fair trade is important to me because I cannot stand to think of some other mommy's child slaving away so that my kids can have a t-shirt or chocolate bar. I want my sons to understand how they are connected to those children oceans away, and realize that our choices impact them too.

By Blogger Lee, at 3/18/2008 7:45 PM  

Their Animal Friends from Peru are really sweet! Fair Trade is so important. I know what hard work it is to make things by hand, and it is important that we appreciate those who do it. We need to value life around the globe, and by paying a little for a lot, we enable companies to run poor working conditions and sometimes even violate human rights. I'm not saying it would be easy, but it would be a good thing to simplify our lives (for the good of others) and buy good quality (and safe!) products for our use and our family.

Erin

tobefrank[at]tds[dot]net

By Blogger felicitouschick, at 3/18/2008 8:00 PM  

Man, I love that Mr. Happy doll! What a great site.

By Blogger Panjo Kids, at 3/18/2008 9:27 PM  

I could really use a Hmong Textile Wall Hooks. Fair trade is not only socially better for people, but for the environment as well!

By Blogger esper_d, at 3/18/2008 9:55 PM  

I fell in love with the silver lotus earrings that were made in the Balinese village of Singapadu. Fair trade is important because we can insure that people everywhere can sell what they have for fair prices and help them live more safely as well.

By Blogger miriama, at 3/18/2008 11:49 PM  

The cotton veggie toys are delightful. I really appreciate fair trade practices that offer a human living wage & use environmentally sustainable resources. Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

By Blogger cltgrace, at 3/19/2008 12:16 AM  

How can you not like fair trade chocolate. Now the chocolate is good for your soul and heart! :)
Everyone needs a good reason to eat some chocolate, and now we have another!
MMM an easter basket would be wonderful!

By Anonymous Tina in Thailand, at 3/19/2008 2:43 AM  

I love so many of the products. I've been buying fair trade chocolates for years and they are high quality and delicious. They provide small farmers and communities with better, more fair wages so that they can live better lives and are not cheated.
jenni_aja at hotmail dot com

By Blogger jeske_posse, at 3/19/2008 3:17 AM  

i've never heard of fair trade before. The chocolate sounds great! :)

By Blogger jennifer57, at 3/19/2008 4:58 AM  

I'd love to try their tea an coffee.

Fair trade is good for employees because they are paid a fair wage and good for employers because it promotes retainment.


jasonncaryn at yahoo dot com

By Blogger Rockin' Mama, at 3/19/2008 6:12 AM  

I am a huge basket lover and use them for EVERYTHING, including going off to the store. So, my first fav is the market baskets from Ghana. I can't believe they are woven by young men! The history of them and how they are made is intriging, and can't believe how inexpensive they are.

I am also an avid collector of boxes and am eyeing the Egyptian Mother of pearl box. But, it is unavailable! Wah!

I am in love with this site, and all sorts of things, like the Cat Pillow. silk scarves, the beaded sting bracelets, and of course almost every peice of jewelry!

Thanks for leading me to this fabulaous site, scuse me while I go shopping!

By Blogger CUsmile, at 3/19/2008 6:26 AM  

mmm coffee.. i like that it is all organic and that my son can have it because its not full of toxins

By Blogger Tina, at 3/19/2008 7:04 AM  

I <3 you!

By Blogger adrienne, at 3/19/2008 7:33 AM  

Definitelt the fave is the dark chocolate. We are trying to bring our kids up to understand the idea of a global village and carign for others, so we have been focusing on fair trade as one way to do this.

rap9r(at)hotmail(dot)com

By Blogger ruth payne, at 3/19/2008 8:21 AM  

Global Exchange is a dream store for the environment!
Fair Trade is wonderful in exposing the slave trade industry most people don't know is why they can buy products.

The mod scarves and recycled shoes are my favs.

By Anonymous Nalice, at 3/19/2008 12:51 PM  

ANYTHING chocolate for me! LOL!
I love knowing that the workers are treated fairly!
dansan826 at yahoo.com

By Blogger Danielle, at 3/19/2008 4:26 PM  

There are so many categories of products with which to choose from, I found several that are my favorites in each and every one of them! But something I use everyday is coffee. So my pick is the Peace Coffee and specifically the Blendo Suave! I am very picky about the coffee I drink and I believe in Fair Trade products and organic products as well, and this coffee is it! Fair Trade is best for everyone because if we can help low income farmers and artisans make a decent living, and at the same time engage in environmentally "friendly" practices, then it is a win-win situation for us all!

By Blogger joannaonthelake, at 3/19/2008 4:31 PM  

I love the Divine Chocolate Teddy Bear, too cute. I enjoy browsing that website all the time, the coolest stuff! The retro crocheted animals are adorable as well.

By Blogger Ginny, at 3/19/2008 4:49 PM  

I love the veggie toys!!


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By Blogger angelaandconnor at gmail.com, at 3/19/2008 7:52 PM  

I love gift basket. The "Spices of Life" gift basket looks great.

By Blogger SeahorseLady, at 3/19/2008 9:23 PM  

I love the animal friends set from Peru! Sooo cute! ulikey@msn.com

By Blogger Jessie R., at 3/20/2008 8:32 AM  

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