Share the Love this Valentine’s Day!

FT Campaigns Intern January 16, 2015

Fair Trade Campaigns is a powerful grassroots movement mobilizing thousands of conscious consumers and Fair Trade advocates on campuses and communities across the USA.

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner.

People across the country are planning dates, readying surprises, and buying gifts for loved ones.

But how many people consider the farmers and artisans who produce the chocolate, flowers, and jewelry we all go crazy for this time of year?

We are helping consumers send messages of support and thanks to the people across the world responsible for the gifts we all love. 

Join us in reclaiming Valentine’s Day by sending a card that truly gives back.

Elvia Almachi, 32, from Guaytacama, holds a bundle of recently harvested Fair Trade-certified roses

Elvia Almachi, 32, from Guaytacama, holds a bundle of recently harvested Fair Trade Certified roses

 

Send a Valentine that sends a message.

Fair Trade products support sustainable livelihoods that empower the people and communities behind the products. It also provides assurances against child and forced labor – which are sadly still realities in many industries and corners of the world.

Be the change this Valentine’s Day – express your support for the people behind Fair Trade products by taking three concrete actions:

  1. Send a valentine that shares a message (Learn how here)
  2. Educate your community about Fair Trade (Find a campaign here)
  3. Buy Fair Trade Chocolate, Flowers, and Gifts (Click here for ideas)

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Building Momentum

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Flower workers from Inversiones Ponte Tresa (Ecuador) receive Valentines.

Last year, Fair Trade Campaigns received 958 Valentines  filled with gratitude and thanks to Fair Trade farmers and artisans. These messages in turn found their way to producers in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

These efforts can reach more people and have a greater impact through the action and support of people like you.

So, will you support Fair Trade farmers this month and help Spread the Love? Show you care, make your V-Day special, and share a message that counts – go for it!

Click Here to Fair Trade your Valentine’s Day

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FT Campaigns Intern, Digitial Communitications & Programs Intern | Fair Trade Campaigns