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10.09.2008

mod*mom halloween giveaway :: 6 fair trade chocolate winners $100+


global exchange wants to educate us + our trick or treaters on the importance of fair trade chocolate that doesn't exploit workers.
global exchange is a wonderful non-profit company dedicated to socially conscious artisans + products. i'm so excited they're offering 1 fair trade organic halloween is boo-tiful kit, plus 5 boxes of fair trade organic chocolates made of the finest ingredients--18-piece assortment.

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, to identify you when you win!)
before midnight, wednesday, october 22

winners announced thursday, october 23, so check to see if you won,
so you can email me your mailing address before halloween

by ~mod*mom~ at 9.10.08 ©

153 Comments:

This is a great reminder that people around the world are not as fortunate and I appreciate Global Exchange's commitment to Fair Trade products.

The Hemp Hoodie would look awesome on my guy.

wmdunc@yahoo.com

By Anonymous WM, at 10/09/2008 12:29 PM  

The scarves are great. Fair trade values justice and human dignity.

By Blogger Kristen M., at 10/09/2008 12:46 PM  

Ditto on the scarves (love the raw silk!) and also those striped fingerless gloves (sadly, unavailable). Fair trade is empowering and promotes a sense of global connection.

By Anonymous Karen, at 10/09/2008 12:56 PM  

I really like the Hmong Textile Wall Hooks. I like the design and it's something that would be really useful for us.

Fair trade encourages the development and sustainability of developing nations and gives them some empowerment. It's a beautiful thing to work for and see happening.

doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
Elizabeth

By Blogger blueviolet, at 10/09/2008 1:30 PM  

Fair trade is making a positive & lasting impact on the economic situation in 2nd & 3rd world countries.
I love the Animal Friends from Peru!

By Blogger Erin, at 10/09/2008 2:00 PM  

75 dollar Chocolate Lover's Gift Baskets are my favorite chocolate. fair trade is so important for the health of our world -- having regulations and guidelines for work (people and environment).
tvollowitz at aol dot com

By Blogger Stephanie, at 10/09/2008 3:13 PM  

Fair trade coffee and other products help to lift up workers and their families to a life above the poverty level. People who work hard every day shouldn't have to watch their children go hungry.

By Blogger Amy, at 10/09/2008 4:50 PM  

Fair trade products are the only way to go if you have a conscience. More and more are available all the time so you don't have to go out of your way to find them.
And speaking of that... love love love that basket of cotton veggies. Too cute!

By Anonymous Tonya, at 10/09/2008 5:57 PM  

I have often shopped Global Exchange and even held a sales drive for them at work. I love the: Frog Instrument with Lilypad Pouch.

And if I won this giveaway, I would be in chocolate heaven!!! Thank you.

~ Jodi
jrenshaw@hotmail.com
www.thishandmadelife.blogspot.com

By Blogger Jodi Renshaw, at 10/09/2008 7:27 PM  

Fair trade promotes brotherhood across nations. Many, many people are not as fortunate as we are, and it is our responsibility to work towards equality and justice. (Did that answer sound too Palin?)

I love all the fair trade jewelry. So beautiful and fun to wear.

KatinaSharp.blogspot.com
KatinaSharp@aol.com

By Blogger Katina, at 10/09/2008 8:45 PM  

I am glad to see all of the Pink promotions. Unfortunately, many of them are just self-promoting and not much help to the fight against breast cancer. So I like it when I see a giveaway, as opposed to a sale of pink items tnat generate a very small donation to the cause or promotion of awareness among women.
As a breast cancer survivor, I like to support organizations that promote awareness and prevention, fund research and treatment, and help breast cancer patients and their families to cope with this devastating diagnosis.
While I don't go out of my way to buy "pink" products because most of them make money and do not do much for the cause, I think a giveaway is fine and I would love to have a Dyson!

ajar4@comcast.net

By Anonymous Joanne Rice, at 10/09/2008 9:34 PM  

I like the Fair Trade Soccer Ball. from their site: soccer fans, Fair Trade Sports sweatshop-free soccer balls have finally arrived! "Right to Education" is printed on this ball in nine languages, overlaid on a global map. Each soccer ball was hand-stitched in Pakistan by adult stitchers that are ensured fair wages and a healthy, safe working environment. They are skillfully stitched using superior Japanese cordley shine leather. Fair Trade Sports donates all of its after-tax profits to various children's charities such as the Boys & Girls Club and Room to Read. Fair Trade Sports is also heavily involved with the NOT FOR SALE campaign, which has been working tirelessly to end slavery and sweatshop labor. Playing fair never felt so good.

P.S. Last Christmas I vowed to buy all handcrafted gifts. This year, I'm stepping it up a notch and be even more socially concious and vowing to only buy fair trade gifts. I'm glad to know about this site now.

By Blogger elaina, at 10/10/2008 5:59 AM  

I love the Recycled Horn Salt & Pepper Shakers.

Fair trade is important to me as so many people are not as fortunate as we are.

By Blogger jeanne, at 10/10/2008 6:32 AM  

It's so important to educate people about Fair Trade. Most people don't realize the human and environmental price that is paid for the things they buy. Global Exchange has lots of great fair trade products - and especially nice baby toys. I love the organic cotton veggie toys!

By Blogger Mindful Momma, at 10/10/2008 6:39 AM  

My favourite products from Global Exchange are the Eco-Globe String Lights and the Capiz & Coco Wind Chimes, Fair Trade is good for everyone because Fair Trade has helped farmers provide for their families' basic needs and invest in community development.
Stephanie Mac Isaac
stephmd222@hotmail.com

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10/10/2008 7:12 AM  

I love that fair trace helps the people who actually make the products in the third world and not the middle men!!

The Batik soap box set would make a great gift item!! ")

By Blogger Mona, at 10/10/2008 7:33 AM  

I've been a Global Exchange fan for awhile now. I love the products that are both fair trade and recycled!

As to "why fair trade is best" ... will someone please hand me my soap box. C:
I'll just leave it at this: we are a nation of consumers, who, in the past, have consumed at the expense of others. But now, in a world, connected by technology, we become increasingly aware of our effect on the world and must make changes in the way we shop and live for the benefit of all.

Thanks, mod*mom, for bringing attention to this essential effort.

Beka
guthriehaus@gmail.com

p.s. Why not make it a fair trade Christmas or Hanukkah or ... and let your family know the significance behind their gifts?

By Anonymous Beka, at 10/10/2008 9:38 AM  

The recycled glass multi-color necklace is really pretty. I love that fair trade ensures sustainable farming practices. Slash and burn methods of clearing land may be cheap, but it just depletes resources.

lkziegler[at]gmail.com

By Blogger Lori, at 10/10/2008 9:40 AM  

My favorite are the Hand-beaded African Bangles. Fair trade is best as it gives back to communities that need it and does not take too much out.

By Blogger Shelly, at 10/10/2008 11:44 AM  

I try to buy fair trade, whenever available. I buy organic bananas, because the company who produces them give stable jobs and a fair salary to both man and woman working in the fields. I buy fair trade coffee and tea for the same reason. Although I switch brand all the time, depending on availability, most are pretty good. I do it so that the man and woman picking and carrying tea and coffee work in decent conditions, are not beaten or abused, have enough money to eat and send their kids to school.

Although I never had to buy a diamond, it's crucial that people know how important it is to buy conflict-free diamonds. They are not used to fund civil wars or terrorism, and they don't contribute to millions of death.

By Blogger mel, at 10/10/2008 1:50 PM  

I really like the button picture frame. Cute, cute.

dustynkamieATgmailDOTcom

By Blogger Kamie, at 10/10/2008 2:50 PM  

I like the recycled glass multicolored necklace. I think fair trade is good because they even out the benificiaries of the earnings.
bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

By Blogger Bebemiqui, at 10/10/2008 3:05 PM  

My favorite item is the Organic Cotton Veggie Toys Set.

Fair trade is great because the workers get a fair wage.

By Blogger lace, at 10/10/2008 6:39 PM  

I love the musical instruments. To think of someone making those by hand only makes an instrument all the more precious. When you give someone an instrument, you give them so much more than just a gift.
Such is true of Fair Trade also. When you give someone a chance to care for their family, to be a productive member of the community, you've given them so much more than a job. They give back tenfold.

By Blogger mannequin, at 10/10/2008 7:54 PM  

I am a musician by trade, so I am fascinated and appreciative of the Fair Trade musical instruments. I believe that Fair Trade promotes brotherhood across nations, and if we're going to buy something, it should be with a conscience. cdziuba@aol.com

By Blogger cdziuba, at 10/11/2008 6:12 AM  

The Red Sardine Bowl is my favorite. I belive Fair Trade is right on because it promotes brotherhood which is so needed in our world today.

By Blogger mar, at 10/11/2008 6:23 AM  

I really like the Gift Baskets, where you get a variety of items and can feel confident that they were made by people being treated fairly. It's good for us and them when both parties get a fair deal. Fair trade is just the morally, ethically right thing to do.

By Blogger Aisling, at 10/11/2008 6:38 AM  

I like the Mother's Day gift basket; I like that Fair Trade promotes environment responsibility, thanks

By Blogger nancy, at 10/11/2008 7:40 AM  

Putumayo's Music from the Coffee Lands
--good tunes. Help the birds by buying fair trade coffee!

By Blogger lisagee, at 10/11/2008 9:34 AM  

I'd love to try Global Exchange's "Peace Coffee" for the name alone ! The greatest contribution that I make toward a system of fair trade is making sure that all of the coffee that I buy (whether for myself or as gifts) is grown fairly. I go through a lot of coffee, and so do my relatives, so I hope that I am making a small difference.
Alicia Webster
5webs@comcast.net

By Blogger 5webs, at 10/11/2008 9:41 AM  

I am a subscriber.

By Blogger danosor, at 10/11/2008 10:15 AM  

I love the scarves. Fair trade helps the less fortunate.

lilacbutterfly [at] earthlink.net

By Blogger Hil'Lesha, at 10/11/2008 11:14 AM  

I like Silver Filigree Necklace. Fair trade enhances the humanity inside.

damlakayi (at) yahoo.com

By Anonymous Damla, at 10/11/2008 11:33 AM  

i like the silver lotus earrings! fair trade helps the environment!

lauren
lcroas89(at)sewanee.edu

By Blogger Croasla0, at 10/11/2008 11:50 AM  

fair trade coffee has been one of my favorite product ideas--it helps the small person get a decent wage for his work.





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By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10/11/2008 12:11 PM  

the elephant teapot cozy is FANTASTIC as is the sardine bowl. But I'm a foodie, so what can you expect? Such fun items at this store!

chocolate is my favorite food, if that's allowed, and fair-trade is best because I believe that what goes around comes around.I care that the chocolate workers are treated fairly in other countries, not ONLY because I care about those particular people, but because I think that their well-being affects the world.

holly
hollydart at yahoo dot com

www.TheGlutton.blogspot.com

By Blogger Holly Dart, at 10/11/2008 1:13 PM  

Fair trade promotes brotherhood across nations.We could use more of that

By Blogger agordon10, at 10/11/2008 1:39 PM  

Wow! Global Exchange has so many wonderful things that it's hard to pick just one, so I chose the One World, Many Cultures Gift Basket. I believe that free trade is the moral way to live, and I am grateful that I can make choices that help women struggling in third-world and emerging cultures build their lives, businesses, and self-esteem. Thanks for the wonderful offer!

By Blogger geekbearinggifts, at 10/11/2008 2:15 PM  

LOVE the coffee!! They are all about peace on earth which I think is a good message to be sending, especially during these trying times the world seems to be going through. email is on profile.

By Blogger Blueberrie, at 10/11/2008 2:42 PM  

I love the jewelry and crafts , especially the Matahari Sterling Hoop earrings and of course the ~Chcocolate~ . Fair trade is so important for all peopels of the earth. Everyone should have enough to feed cloth and shelter their families. We should encourage the acceptace of products that may be different from what we are used to. Purchase them and help the world economy. We complain about illegal aliens in the US but if they were allowed to make a decent living in their own countries they would be happy there. Please help by purchasing homemade and free exchange goods this holiday
lunadelmar_99@yahoo.com

By Blogger lunadelmar, at 10/11/2008 3:19 PM  

I like the scarves I like that Fair Trade promotes environment responsibility,

By Blogger susan1215, at 10/11/2008 3:46 PM  

wow i so would love to give them a try thanks

By Blogger jenny, at 10/11/2008 4:24 PM  

I like the Ultimate Gourmet Gift Basket. Global Exchange Implements the principles of socially and economically responsible business by operating according to Fair Trade Criteria.
digicat{AT}sbcglobal{DOT}net

By Blogger Carolsue, at 10/11/2008 4:25 PM  

Sterling Silver Frog Pin and the hemp hoodie- there are many things I like...I beleive in keeping the small businesses- and helping others who want to help themselves going. Yes I shop at walmart but find I would rather have quality handmade items and buy direct whether its from fair trade or etsy..its usually alot better quality and you are helping them not a major corporation who gives their ceo 15 million dollars as a bonus for selling alot of crap and sitting on their but. Lets support these people in our country and other countries who want to survive by their talents.
mrs.mommyyatgmaildotcom

By Blogger Sandy, at 10/11/2008 6:27 PM  

I like the Multi-Strand Glass Bracelet.

The Fair Trade system benefits over 800,000 farmers organized into cooperatives and unions in 48 countries. Fair Trade has helped farmers provide for their families' basic needs and invest in community development.

By Blogger Tonya, at 10/11/2008 7:38 PM  

May Canadians enter?

I like their Organic Cotton Hoodie, and I think fair trade is best for everyone because it promotes a more sustainable economic system and better relationships with other countries.

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

By Blogger ikkinlala, at 10/11/2008 8:04 PM  

i like the raw silk scarf. fair trade eliminates the middle man so that the small-scale producers don't get screwed by big business.

By Blogger redfuzzycow, at 10/11/2008 8:19 PM  

I love to purchase fair trade jewelry. Jewelry, in general, is a hard thing for me to purchase. But when I know that an artisan is making a living out selling me something pretty, we both win.
jlmk223@yahoo.com

By Blogger jlmk, at 10/11/2008 8:23 PM  

I think the gift baskets are great because the recipient can sample so many products and goodies. I like the idea of fair trade that benefits the local farmer and artisan and puts pretty, quality products in my hands.

By Blogger pintolinda, at 10/11/2008 8:40 PM  

I LOVE the Rwandan Laptop Sleeve. It's so pretty!

I believe fair trade lets every nation help one another. Why should one country be selfish just because it has more than enough for it's citizens?

By Blogger AmandaK, at 10/11/2008 10:09 PM  

I would like to see fair trade grow and flourish as a concept throughout the world. Amongst other things, it offers a different option than the attitude that we should squeeze as much as we can out of people and the environment while giving as little back as we can. That attitude only causes suffering for all involved.

global exchange has many wonderful items, but I particularly love the Prayer Flag Cards. :)

By OpenID treehousejukebox, at 10/12/2008 3:00 AM  

I've always really liked the equal exchange coffee!!
Fair Trade is important to me because I think we do have a moral responsibility to spend our money in ways that help people to better lives.

By Anonymous kevin, at 10/12/2008 4:08 AM  

I love Equal Exchange Coffee. Fair Trade's the right thing to do because children in other countries have the same rights to food, healthcare, education, etc. as our children do, and only with fair trade can adults provide those things.

By Blogger Deborah, at 10/12/2008 7:01 AM  

Dark Chocolate Minis Gift Box
would be my favourite - I love dark chocolate.

I think buying fair trade is one of those things that makes a strong statement and supports the trade.

Tx Jas

jashogue@gmail.com

By Blogger Jason, at 10/12/2008 7:56 AM  

Equal Exchange Hot Cocoa looks good. Fair trade = happy workers = better stuff.

dangotmail AT yahoo DOT com

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10/12/2008 8:08 AM  

Fair trade should be THE way to go, and COFFEE has always been my favorite fair trade products.ashlyn@chuparkoff.com

By Anonymous cathy, at 10/12/2008 8:14 AM  

The scarves are beautiful. Fair Trade is the primary way we will have a world economy, and every one will benefit when third world countries can function on their own economy.

By Blogger Beverley, at 10/12/2008 9:21 AM  

Fair trade allows people to get what they deserve and not screwed over by companies. Chocolate is my favorite.

By Blogger Robert, at 10/12/2008 10:06 AM  

Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmm candy!!! I am not noble, I, like everyone every where, want the candy! Oh, that makes us alike and maybe that is why fair world trade is wonderful...

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10/12/2008 10:11 AM  

I love the occasion gift baskets

By Blogger Sunnyvale, at 10/12/2008 10:49 AM  

dollar Chocolate Lover's Gift Baskets are my favorite chocolate fair trade is best for everyone involved, but only if it is FAIR TRADE>

By Blogger redron, at 10/12/2008 11:52 AM  

I try to buy fair trade if I can, if you have ever read about slave labor and how some people suffer to make products we buy it really can change you, I like the home decorations and especially the lotus earings

By Blogger singermagic1, at 10/12/2008 12:42 PM  

My fave products are coffee & chocolate. Fair trade is good for all of us because it promotes peace.

By Blogger Winah3373, at 10/12/2008 2:33 PM  

I really like that your products are enviromenttally friendly. The item I like is the Batick Soap Box

By Blogger Tammy, at 10/12/2008 3:29 PM  

I really love the organic veggie toy set. Those are really great. Fair Trade brings the benefits of trade into the hands of communities that need it most.

By Blogger judybrittle, at 10/12/2008 4:15 PM  

Coffee and chocolate are my favs. Thanks for the contest.

By Anonymous Donna, at 10/12/2008 7:02 PM  

I love the Hand Beaded african bangles. SO PRETTY!

By Blogger mogrill, at 10/12/2008 7:49 PM  

Mmmmm... chocolate. I could really enjoy the chocolate lover's gift basket.

By Blogger Brooke Lorren, at 10/12/2008 9:23 PM  

I like the Art Deco Earrings.

The Fair Trade system benefits over 800,000 farmers organized into cooperatives and unions in 48 countries. Fair Trade has helped farmers provide for their families' basic needs and invest in community development.

Fair Trade benefits all of us and brings us closer together.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

By Blogger janetfaye, at 10/13/2008 12:53 AM  

I love the raw silk scarves. Fair trade is best because everyone needs to have the chance to earn a living wage.

By Blogger clc408, at 10/13/2008 4:11 AM  

I like the Festive Zulu basket with lid. This provides low income artisans & farmers a living wage for their work

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

By Blogger bison61, at 10/13/2008 8:53 AM  

The COFFEE! Yum! And it's so important to purchase Fair Trade goods. The misplaced coffee farmers in Chiapas Mexico can certainly attest to that. catherineann at mindpsring dot com

By Blogger Catherine, at 10/13/2008 9:17 AM  

The Square Bamboo Salad Bowl Set would make a beautiful addition for my future kitchen! Such a great collection of things and a great cause :)

By Blogger Kristy Blanco, at 10/13/2008 9:39 AM  

The salad bowl

By Blogger kygirl, at 10/13/2008 10:52 AM  

I like the Garnet & Pearl Earrings from Nepal.
Fair Trade provides a fair wage along with healthy and safe working conditions within the local context!

By Blogger M.A., at 10/13/2008 12:49 PM  

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By Blogger Trevor and Shannon, at 10/13/2008 2:14 PM  

I love supporting fair trade where people get what they deserve!

I especially love the Olive wood serving utensils.

Thanks,
Shannon

shannonw8 (at) me.com
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By Blogger Trevor and Shannon, at 10/13/2008 2:15 PM  

i really love the no sweat sneakers, i plan on purchasing a pair soon as my current pair of sneakers are wearing out now. fair trade is best for everyone because... well, its fair! it's important that people are fairly compensated for their hard work so that they can support their families and have the opportunity to live as comfortably as possible.

By Blogger Ann, at 10/13/2008 7:02 PM  

I enjoy buying jewelry made through free trade at fairs. I like that it helps women in third world countries.

By Blogger 409cope, at 10/13/2008 7:39 PM  

when my son was born, i got a global exchange onesie as a gift and it was my favorite thing ever. it was so soft and made me feel good that it was made with a conscience. it just makes you feel better about wearing/using the products. thanks for the giveaway, i hope i win!! ;)

By Blogger you da mom!, at 10/14/2008 11:04 AM  

Equal Exchange Coffee: Breakfast Blend

By Blogger DOODLEGIRL, at 10/14/2008 1:39 PM  

I like the 3 Leaf Bamboo Bowl Set, perfect for Fall

By Blogger Dumaurier, at 10/14/2008 2:59 PM  

Silver Lotus Earrings are pretty. Fair Trade helps exploited producers escape from this cycle and gives them a way to maintain their traditional lifestyles with dignity.

By Blogger miriama, at 10/14/2008 4:06 PM  

I love the Karen Tribe Silver Flower Bracelet
I like the fact that A fair trade partnership works to provide low-income artisans and farmers with a living wage for their work

Bonnie in FL
blday50@gmail.com

By Blogger Bonnie in FL, at 10/15/2008 8:37 AM  

The jewelry is lovely. I especially love the Chandelier Heart Pearl Earrings. Fair Trade is wonderful because it provides an opportunity for people in struggling countries to make a fair wage while using their talents and skills. What a wonderful concept.

cherierj(at)yahoo(dot)com

By Blogger Cherie J, at 10/16/2008 8:29 AM  

Fair Trade - can't say enough about it.

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By Blogger Karen, at 10/16/2008 11:38 AM  

Fair trade helps us build better relationships with developing nations. And I love the coffee!

By Blogger Smooshy, at 10/16/2008 1:24 PM  

I think the food items. I think most people can relate to food and are willing to sample new things.

By Blogger LINDALSHOT, at 10/16/2008 3:50 PM  

Oooh, great giveaway mod*mom!!! Pick me, pick me!! My husband is a chocoholic, so the Chocolate Lover's Gift Basket is my personal pick from the site.

By Blogger Bonggamom, at 10/17/2008 2:12 PM  

Fair Trade helps exploited producers escape from this cycle and gives them a way to maintain their traditional lifestyles with dignity. I like scarves!

By Blogger RE, at 10/17/2008 2:57 PM  

I like the Deepa Tote Bag. Fair trade is important because all people deserve to be paid properly for their work
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By Anonymous hazel, at 10/18/2008 2:43 AM  

The chocolate is beautiful and the fact that it is free trade, even better...

By Blogger Cat, at 10/18/2008 8:11 AM  

I like Global Exchange's Fair Trade Jewelry, especially the beautiful seed necklaces, beaded bracelets, and silver necklaces and pendants. I always try to buy Fair Trade jewelry when possible, which is especially cool because you get to wear jewelry from other cultures and can come to learn their meanings!

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10/19/2008 12:52 AM  

I like the fair trade soccer ball. It's important to pay people fairly.

By Blogger JulieMoe, at 10/19/2008 3:05 PM  

Let's do the Peace and Love Gift Pack because it sounds ideologically sound and I get chocolate.

Fair Trade is essential in order to support a global economy that serves the best interest of mankind.

By Blogger ky2here, at 10/19/2008 5:41 PM  

I would love to get the Gourmet Snack Lover's Gift Basket.

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By Blogger Stacy, at 10/19/2008 8:00 PM  

Artbar Chocolate Gift Box - click to enlarge Artbar Chocolate Gift Box

By Blogger - Marybeth I., at 10/19/2008 8:18 PM  

I love the Organic Cotton Hoodie. Fair Trade is good for everyone because it gives many opportunities to women which in turn benefits there childrens future as well as the future of the world.

By Blogger dcala, at 10/20/2008 5:39 AM  

Fair trade partnerships work to provide low-income artisans and farmers with a living wage for their work. That is awesome!My favorite is the Capiz Shell & Palm Sushi Gift Set.
livlifelov at yahoo dot com

By Blogger piece of me, at 10/20/2008 12:10 PM  

Fair Trade is essential in order to support a global economy that serves the best interest of mankind.Gourmet Snack Lover's Gift Basket would be great! Thank you for the chance to win such a great prize!

By Blogger Millie, at 10/20/2008 3:41 PM  

I forgot to put my email
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By Blogger Millie, at 10/20/2008 3:42 PM  

I love the star shaped tealight candle holders. Fair trade helps people to make a living wage in a safe work environment. Everyone deserves that!
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By Blogger kjc02, at 10/20/2008 4:03 PM  

As a basket weaver, I like the baskets! Thanks senekers(at)comcast(dot)net

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10/20/2008 4:46 PM  

The hemp and cotton baby booties are so cute. Fair trade is better for everyone because you know the people who made the product your purchasing were treated right and payed decently... no guilt!

Once you buy fair-trade and organic like we do, there's just no way to go back... Your way of thinking changes, and you just can't buy low-quality stuff that people were payed very little to make.

By OpenID heacollins, at 10/20/2008 5:44 PM  

I love Equal Exchange Coffee and fair trade ensures that people are being treated well and humanely for their work.

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By Blogger Jessica, at 10/20/2008 5:50 PM  

i like the retro crocheted friends. having been to 3rd world countries i definitely believe in fair trade and have seen how much learning a skill/craft can do for people.
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By Blogger Kristan, at 10/20/2008 6:41 PM  

The market baskets are beautiful and would make excellent storage for bathroom or crafts. So pretty.

By Blogger Baba, at 10/20/2008 7:07 PM  

thew hemp hoodie defintiely
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By Blogger tiffanybeth, at 10/20/2008 9:11 PM  

i love the coffee lover's gift basket. i support fair trade because it benefits both farmers, the marketers and the consumers.

fertawert AT yahoo DOT com

By Anonymous sarah, at 10/20/2008 9:37 PM  

My favorite, and I'm speaking from experience here, are the chocolate covered espresso beans by Deans Beans. They are so amazing! The best thing about fair trade is that it's just that, fair. It's not exploitive and it's not an oppressive way of doing business.

By Blogger Tabby, at 10/20/2008 9:50 PM  

The coffees. I can tell that I have personally seen in the villages of Africa, Mexico and Brasil the people who grow it and to know that with Fair Exchange they will be the ones to actually make most the $$ from these products is exciting !

By Blogger ~JEWEL~, at 10/20/2008 11:33 PM  

The Artbar Chocolate Gift Box has a nice selection of chocolate bars. Fair trade is best for everyone because everybody deserves a living wage.

By Blogger Suzie G., at 10/21/2008 3:40 AM  

The Chocolate Lovers Gift Basket is my favorite item!

By Blogger kaylee8, at 10/21/2008 8:48 AM  

I like Fair Trade not just because it has broad social and economic impacts, but because it is simply the right philosophy - treat people fairly.

I love the laptop bag.

urchiken at gmail dot com

By Blogger Wehaf, at 10/21/2008 9:09 AM  

I love the Putumayo's Music from the Chocolate Lands!
Fair Trade is best for everyone because people from other countries should be getting a good/fair amount for their time and goods they produce.

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By OpenID scoomer, at 10/21/2008 9:40 AM  

Love the jungle animal baby quilt.
Fair trade is best for everyone because it provides low-income workers a fair wage for their work.
pkildow(at)gmail(dot)com

By Anonymous Pat, at 10/21/2008 11:50 AM  

I just love those cute Retro Crocheted Friends.... there is just something about a little stuffed animal that my kids go for everytime.

i have a friend who sells Costa Rican coffee that is fair trade certified... I feel comfortable buying it because I know that the people who put the work into it were not exploited but were treated fairly.

By Blogger abigail @ Piece of Cake, at 10/21/2008 11:53 AM  

I love the silk scarves!

By Blogger poodlemom, at 10/21/2008 11:57 AM  

I like the Bamboo and Black Lacquered Serving Bowl Set. Free trade helps developing countries and enables everyone to enjoy goods made through out the world.

By Blogger dani, at 10/21/2008 5:18 PM  

The Thanksgiving Coffee Co. - Gorilla Blend looks great!! Fair trade is best for everyone because they Pay a fair wage to their employees.

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By Anonymous Annemarie, at 10/21/2008 6:09 PM  

I frequently purchase fair trade coffee, chocolate, spices and jewelry.

Dagoba is probably my favorite line.

By Blogger Helen, at 10/21/2008 8:23 PM  

I love Fair Trade certified organic coffee. In no way do I wish to support child labor violations, especially prevalent on coffee plantations.

Thanks for your great contest!

By Blogger nape, at 10/21/2008 8:26 PM  

those chocolates look wonderful. I really like the coffee and spices. Fair trade is important because it promotes fairness, safety, and peace. Thank you for the chance to win!

By Blogger Darcy, at 10/22/2008 1:51 AM  

I shop Global Exchange. Thanks for spreading awareness intime@myself.com

By Blogger intime, at 10/22/2008 2:41 AM  

I love any thing fair trade I buy the coffee

By Blogger demmi, at 10/22/2008 7:17 AM  

I love the Cloudforest Coffee. Fair Trade is important to me because I like to support companies that treat their employees the way that I would want to be treated. Also, it shows the global markets that treating employees well can be profitable.

By Blogger Brooke, at 10/22/2008 7:22 AM  

I like the Fair Trade jewelry and I couldn't resist the yummy looking chocolates.
I like the Fair Trade concept of treating othere fairly and honestly.

By Blogger arvard, at 10/22/2008 7:36 AM  

Wow! Love the Wrap Skirt from India.

Fair Trade provides artisans and farmers with a living wage for their work.

By Blogger Heather, at 10/22/2008 7:40 AM  

I am just learning about Fair Trade and quite honestly don't feel qualified to comment on it just yet. But you have sparked my interest in learning more. That and those chocolates. :)

By Blogger Lori, at 10/22/2008 7:45 AM  

The Wood serving utensils .. thanks for the chance here.skyskyaa11(at)gmail.com

By Blogger Lia, at 10/22/2008 8:07 AM  

Eco-Globe String Lights and Cloud Forest Coffee

dk@earthlink.net

By Anonymous Dana, at 10/22/2008 8:15 AM  

Any fair trade chocolate is good. fair trade is good for the people and the planet.

By Blogger theolotto, at 10/22/2008 8:33 AM  

i love the Mother's Day Gift Basket and fair trade is good for the world :)

By Blogger klp1965, at 10/22/2008 8:58 AM  

I really like that your products are enviromenttally friendly. The item I like is the Batick Soap Box

By Blogger fancyfeet48, at 10/22/2008 10:10 AM  

I love the boy and girl blue monkeys! Fair trade is important because no one should be treated as less than another!

By Blogger Sahm Lee, at 10/22/2008 11:14 AM  

I love the boy and girl blue monkeys! Fair trade is important because no one should be treated as less than another!
airalynn(@)gmail . com

By Blogger Sahm Lee, at 10/22/2008 11:14 AM  

Fair trade is important because karma--aka global ethical and moral implications--should be part of every purchase decision. My favorite is the New Mom Gift Basket, which I've actually ordered previously.
Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

By Blogger jennem, at 10/22/2008 11:37 AM  

chocolate is mt favorite
sula_nsb@hotmail.com

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10/22/2008 11:56 AM  

Gourmet Snack Lover's Gift Baskets is my fave. Fair trade is important for the economic stability of the entire world.

By Blogger Melissa B., at 10/22/2008 12:15 PM  

I think I would have to say I'd enjoy a cup of Peace Coffee! Just what the world needs!

By Blogger mgster, at 10/22/2008 12:53 PM  

I like the Batik soap box set :)
Terrific giveaway!!
Yum!

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By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10/22/2008 1:18 PM  

I like how fair trade gives workers a fair wage. I love the chocoholics gift basket. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

By Blogger Bakersdozen, at 10/22/2008 1:43 PM  

I like thebJamtown Musical Instrument Paks. angel_2417@yahoo.com

By Anonymous Lisa, at 10/22/2008 2:22 PM  

The Horn Salt and Pepper shakers are really nice and the Chocoholics Gift Basket looks yummy!

Fair Trade is best for everyone because it provides a fair wage for workers and safeguards it.

By Blogger Angie, at 10/22/2008 2:29 PM  

Forgot my email addy, please include it with my comment.
Thank you!
baileybobby6@hotmail(dot)com

By Blogger Angie, at 10/22/2008 2:30 PM  

So many interesting things. I love these for our aproaching winter, Alpaca Wool Set: Gloves, Chullo, and Scarf ....afordably priced and beautiful sets. Wool is so warm....
Fair Trade is wonderful as it helps the enviroment, helps countries to receive good wages and fair work practices for their craft. Many people in varied countries put their heart and soul into their products and Im happy to see that they can provide a living for their families and not just make pennies on the dollar.

By Blogger deelong, at 10/22/2008 3:13 PM  

i really love the scarves. having lived in africa i know how important fair trade is

By Blogger Buki Family, at 10/22/2008 3:23 PM  

I like the Silver Flower Bud Ring.

Fair trade partnership works to provide low-income artisans and farmers with a living wage for their work.

CharlieGurl57@aol.com

By Blogger Swtlilchick, at 10/22/2008 6:37 PM  

i really like the Silver Lotus Earrings, so pretty!

i really love handmade products, the fact that they're giving artisans a chance to have people buy their work is great!

By Blogger Samantha P, at 10/22/2008 8:15 PM  

i love the animal friends, and fair trade means workers in poorer countries won't be taken advantage of as much and we all benefit from that.

By Blogger Jolene, at 10/22/2008 8:27 PM  

I would like the Chocolate Gift Box Assortment. It is important for trade to be free.
donna444444@yahoo.com

By Blogger donna444444, at 10/22/2008 9:28 PM  

I love the scarves!

By Blogger lilyk, at 10/22/2008 9:59 PM  

the scarves are really nice, this is a great idea

By Blogger Amira M, at 10/23/2008 9:08 PM  

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