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FAIR TRADE PHILOSOPHY:

What is Fair Trade Friday?

Fair Trade Friday is a monthly membership club that delivers a box of 3-4 high quality items to your door by the first Friday of the month. The items in the box are fairly traded and provide employment to women all over the world. 100% of the proceeds from each box goes to the empowerment of impoverished women as an avenue to introduce them to the Gospel. Plus, they are really cute!

Why Fair Trade?

Bhutan_BWIt ensures club products were made by artisans in fair working conditions who were being paid a fair wage.

Basically, no child gave up his education, home and family to labor in a sweat shop so that your calves can be toasty in a pair of trendy boot cuffs. You can give gifts of handcrafted jewelry and unique home decor with a clear conscience. People say it’s the thought behind the gift that counts most. In this case, we’ve done some of that thinking for you.

How can we deliver such amazing products to you at a steal?

Easy. We’re not out to get rich. We truly love helping people and especially empowering the oppressed. The best way we have found to do that is let them discover their own value. Our desire is that one day, they come to see their value in the God who made them. For now, we can help them see their value in creating something beautiful that, with some marketing, will sustain or supplement their families. Plus, we work hard to establish real life relationships with many of the artisans we work with.

Let’s use one of our bags for example. They come from India. The company is Fair Trade certified, which guarantees the artisans were treated and paid fairly. By purchasing the bag (which will be an item in a club box with your Fair Trade Friday membership), you are supporting the oppressed people of India, including widows, disabled, anyone seen as unemployable or invaluable. The price of the product boils down to the wage earned by the artisan, the necessary materials, and shipping. That’s it. No one in the middle is taking a cut. And, there’s your steal.

Did you love something in your FTF box so much that you must have another? Did you miss out on a past box? Well, now you can get your hands on the hottest fair trade product! (while quantities last). Shop here.

large_MHK_LogoABOUT:

FTF exists as an avenue for women to empower women.  We are tackling poverty through job opportunity and empowerment rather than enablement. 100% of the proceeds support the artisans, more than 300 women and their children from all over the world. FTF is a ministry of Mercy House Kenya, a non-profit organization.

FAIR TRADE FANS:

It’s easy peasy. Click the button. Enter your info. Wait on your box. Done.

You’ll need to decide on how much awesomeness you want.

  • You can choose to start with a recurring box for $31.99 per month. We keep sending you a box (and, of course, billing you for it) until you cancel. What an amazing set up! Join the Club Today!
  • Or, you can try out a box (but we promise you’ll just end up wanting more…trust us) for $35 plus $10 shipping. This one is a great gift option as well. Hint, hint.

At this time, Fair Trade Friday is only available in the United States. Thank you for your understanding.





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FAIR TRADE FRIENDS:

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Ethiopia_BWKorah, the city garbage dump just outside Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, is home to more than 120,000 people living in poverty, many with HIV/AIDS, leprosy, TB and other diseases. Mission Ethiopia, Embracing Hope for Ethiopia, and Carry 117 are a few of the many outreach efforts that were established to empower residents of this community, freeing them from a life of begging and scavenging the trash for items to sell.

 ZambiaZAMBIA

The Zambian Soap Company is committed to furthering African communities through sustainable and organic farming techniques.  Many of the workers are adult orphans or women who’ve been widowed by the AIDS epidemic.  All profits go into community initiatives overseen by the local Zambian churches.

KenyaKenya

Kenya_BWRape, abuse, and prostitution for food contribute to 50% of teen pregnancies in slums in Kenya. Mercy House helps the most vulnerable girls in Kenya and offers them hope and a future. They receive counseling and learn a variety of skills to help them prepare for their future.

COSTARICA

Costa Rica

Mercy Covers is an outreach of the St. Bryce Missions that provides skills training, personal finance management, education, discipleship, and meaningful work for women in rural Costa Rica.

IndiaIndia

india_BWThe sex trade industry enslaves countless women in India. Freeset employs more than 160 women full time. Not only do these fair jobs provide support for their families, it offers the women freedom and dignity.

UGANDA

Uganda

The young women employed by Tukula are trained seamstresses who have found it difficult to find work or are on the verge of dropping out of school.  In addition to a fair wage, they receive medical care and access to savings programs.

RWANDA

Rwanda

No. 41 is a grassroots organization teaching young women who have aged out of an orphanage in Gisenyi, Rwanda (ages 18-25) not only to sew, a culturally relevant trade that would always sustain them, but to give back to their community through a feeding program supporting local schools.

4COUNTRIES4countriesBurma, Bhutan, Nepal, Thailand

 

The United Nations has relocated more than 50,000 refugees to Houston, Texas, due to religious and ethnic persecution. The Refugee Project exists to empower refugee women by teaching them skills and product creation.

HONDURAS

Honduras

Hope Coffee works to create capital to sustain mission ministries that provide jobs and basic provisions like clean water to local communities in the name of Jesus.

 

Are you a non-profit or an artisan group and interested in partnering with Fair Trade Friday? Click here.

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