How Does Fair Trade Shopping Work?
Handprint Alliance was born from a chance meeting with an amazing woman who showed me the importance of fair trade shopping
Meeting Ann Wong
Penan Women Project
…The day I understood that there is no such thing as buying too many bags!
While swimming in a hotel pool in Kuala Lumpur I watched Ann go about her business setting up her display. I felt compelled to get out of the pool to ask her what she was doing.
That conversation was my introduction to the Penan tribes of Sarawak, and it changed the way I looked at online shopping.
I realised that Ann and other wonderful people like her, who have boots on the ground doing the hard work, need us to shop fair trade so that we can change lives together.
It’s a team effort, and fair trade online shoppers have a very important role to play.
Without our fair trade shopping the system stops working
From The Talented Hands of Penan Weavers
And Onto The Shelves Ready To Sell
This Is Where You Fit In
Then Its Time To Head Back Into The Jungle For The Long Journey To The Penan Settlements
To Deliver This
So That’s What Fair Trade Shopping Is All About
And That’s What We Are All About….
A Fun And Relaxing Place To Shop
Where There Is No Such Thing As Buying Too Many Bags
Where Buying One In Every Colour Is Perfectly Acceptable
And Where Nothing Can Possibly Be A Waste Of Money
We Believe That Its Very Easy To Do A Whole Lot Of Good Without Even Trying
- Look Good
- Feel Good
- Do Good
- Be Good… Most of the Time
Fair Trade shopping is like donating to a good cause, but way more fun.
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“If you’re in the luckiest one percent of humanity, you owe it to the rest of humanity to think about the other 99 percent”