October 17th is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
Today you can participate in the Eradication of Poverty in a practical and fun way: shopping.
YOU can very actively engage in ending poverty by supporting businesses and companies that use ethical and fair trade practices.
StopTraffickFashion.com cites an estimated 27 million slaves in the world today.
What does that have to do with shopping? A lot, it turns out.
Human trafficking, also known as modern-day slavery, is driven by coercion and exploitation. Physical force and violence often are part of the crime, but sometimes the oppression comes through psychological or emotional manipulation, insurmountable debt, immigration or other legal threats, or blackmail…
…When you make ethical purchasing a priority, you can be more sure that no people were exploited or enslaved in the making of the product you’re buying. You also support the livelihoods of men and women who are supporting their families. Ethical purchasing gives these families financial security and drastically reduces the risk of family members being trafficked. –StopTraffickFashion.com
So today, I’m excited to share one of my very favorite ethical fashion companies with you: Purse & Clutch.
Meet some of my Purse and Clutch faves:
Those are just a few of the beautiful Purse&Clutch items made by women in Cambodia, India, Uganda, and Nicaragua.
I am proud to be an affiliate for Purse&Clutch and participate in their vision “to connect consumers with sustainable alternatives to their current purchases in order to create a new normal of fair compensation – especially for those with otherwise limited opportunities to work.”
Consider making a handmade, fair trade purchase and take a step towards Eradicating Poverty in honor of today!
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