Ethical Valentine's Day Gift Guide
So what's the problem with typical Valentine's Day gifts?
Typical Valentine's day gifts, chocolates, diamonds, and stuffed animals have a deep history of exploitation. If you're already reading this, you probably are already looking for ethical alternatives to Valentine's day gifts. But if this is all new to you, here's some important reading material for you.
- "Diamond Trade Still Fuels Human Suffering"
- "Cocoa's Child Labor"
- "Stunning photos show what it's like inside a Chinese factory that makes toys to sell to the rest of the world"
Let's get on with the good news! The good news is that you can choose how to spend your dollar, and we have some GREAT choices for you! You can choose to spend your dollar to empower people, not exploit them! Your purchase at The Lemonade Boutique empowers women to take life's lemons and make lemonade. Read more about our cause here.
First, start with a Valentine's Day Card!
These are made using the ancient Quilling "rolled paper" technique, they are breathtakingly beautiful and are made in Vietnam by deaf artisans in a Fair Trade factory.
Then, add something to pamper your love!
That could be a great smelling candle made in the USA by refugees...
Or some bath products made by women survivors of sex trafficking...
Or some great tasting fair trade tea drops...
Then add something shiny...
These fair trade jewelry pieces are made by women overcoming sex trafficking
Don't forget to add gift wrapping to any item for just $2.50!
Check the box on any product page and if you want Valentine theme wrapping, select Rosey Red in the drop down menu!
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