Posted by: Anni Orekh | March 3, 2011

Reasons to shop Green, Recycled, Organic and Fair Trade Products in Dominican Republic

Do you think about buying or using products made from ingredients found in nature. 

Would being green play a big part?

How about being a conscientious consumer and being concerned about who or what is affected when products are made?

Living more naturally is a wonderful goal. It is healthier for you and your family and is gentler on the environment.

Green, Recycled, Organic Products

Organic isn’t just for fruits and vegetables – fabrics come in organic and eco- friendly varieties. Perhaps you would use natural skin care or buy clothing or household items made from natural fibers or materials.

Recycled fabric
Not limited to paper, plastics and glass, recycling can be done with fabric too. Craftspeople across Canada are repurposing vintage and used fabrics and clothing as home goods like pillows and throws, helping to keep textiles out of landfills.

You have so much to gain when you make natural living a part of your life and you’ll feel good knowing that your purchases do not harm animals, people or the environment.

Fair trade products

Understand what the term fair trade means and learn how you can help developing countries by buying Fair Trade products.

Thinking twice about the simple purchases we make can change the world.

Fair trade means pay and fair working conditions for producers in vulnerable communities. By choosing Fair Trade products, consumers support and healthy working conditions for artisans and farmers safe and fair economic opportunity for marginalized producers.

Fair trade promotes environmental sustainability. Using friendly agricultural practices on the environment or natural or recycled materials, fair trade promotes sustainable practices that minimize our environmental footprint.

Fair trade protects children. The fair trade companies respect and uphold the rights of children, local laws and social norms.

Fair trade supports marginalized workers. Through fair trade, farmers and artisans access to sophisticated, low capital cost, as well as opportunities to improve their technical and business capabilities.

Fair trade is safe. Fair trade actively promotes crop management systems that improve soil fertility and preserve valuable ecosystems. It also limits the use of hazardous chemicals. That means healthy food for you and for farmers who grow them.

Fair Trade artisans and producers make feel supported. Fair trade strengthens long-term direct partnerships between producers and buyers. These provide an opportunity for buyers to have access to quality products and offer a sustainable way for farmers and artisans and their families improve their quality of life.

Fair Trade supports communities. By working with cooperatives, artisans and small farmers who practice fair trade can invest their profits in their communities, improving housing conditions and access to health services and education.

Fair trade means that what you buy if you have an impact. By choosing Fair Trade products, you not only you are accessing high-quality products, also contributing to improving the lives of those who produce them.

Fair trade supports different cultures. Fairtrade products are unique to the places they come from and the people who produce them, so fair trade products are a reflection of the cultures from which they come.

Fair trade means sustainable local economies. Fair Trade gives farmers and artisans control of their own future. They can build their own businesses instead of working for a broker, and their profits stay in their communities and return to their companies.

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