- Location: online only
- Website: connectedgoods.com
Most of the products from online store Connected are sourced from companies that are members of the Fair Trade Federation and World Fair Trade Organization, which adheres nicely with the store's goals "to enhance the act of consumption by creating an interactive, meaningful experience between you and the artisan."
More about Connected:
Fair trade goods are made by artisans around the world in developing countries. Under the fair trade movement they enjoy fair wages and healthy working conditions. This creates better lives and the opportunity for the artisans to develop sustainability within their communities.
The fair trade system strengthens the skills of the producers to grow and become self sufficient in the international trading arena. By connecting consumers more directly to producers in developing countries and reducing middle men, the local artisans make livable wages, and the consumers enjoy products that are backed by a unique story and history. It is a mutually beneficial relationship that leads to a more just international trading system, as well as a greater cultural understanding across boundaries.
Fair Trade has seen tremendous growth in the past decade indicating that consumers have become more conscious of how and where they spend their money.
1 Kantha Quilted Recycled Sari Throw - Yellow Daisy, $75
2 Knitting Basket with Handles, $59
3 Fair Trade Handmade Wild Olive Wood Condiment Bowls, $12
4 Vetiver Home Freshener Birdie Set, $10
5 Handmade Fair Trade Woven African Hamper, $160