Whether you’re packing lunch for your child’s first day of kindergarten or preparing for your last year of college, there are so many ways to incorporate Fairtrade into the new school year. When you choose Fairtrade certified products, you’re choosing a fair deal for farmers who deserve a sustainable source of income. Wondering how you can help make a difference for people and the planet? We’re sharing the best Fairtrade products for all your back-to-school needs.
5 ethically-made items for your back-to-school checklist:
The perfect backpack
Nothing says a fresh start like a new backpack! Terra Thread’s stylish and functional bags are made using organic Fairtrade cotton and come in a variety of colors. Plus, each purchase supports Feeding America’s campaign to end hunger by helping donate meals to kids and families in need.
If breakfast really is the most important meal of the day, why not make it sustainable for you AND the farmers behind the food? Perfect for those busy mornings when you just can’t stop hitting “snooze,” a quick grab and go Equal Exchange banana can be the perfect option to eat on the way to class. If you have more time, we highly recommend pairing it with Once Again Hazelnut Spread on toast. YUM!
First day outfit
Your child will be the most popular student in class as they show off the highlight of their first-day outfit: Conscious Steps socks! Let your little ones pick their favorite cause as this ethical Fairtrade company donates to a plethora of charities. Choose from socks that protect rainforests, socks that save dogs, socks that find a cure, and more.
A healthy snack
Snack time is important for ALL age groups, especially when the snack is as delicious as Eat Noops plant-based pudding. This new Fairtrade brand is making waves with their organic oat milk flavors, so take a break from studying and grab a spoon to try their chocolate, mocha, caramel and vanilla options.
Good night's sleep
Are you moving off campus for the first time? Is your child graduating to a bigger bed? Whatever the reason for needing a better night’s sleep, check out hülyahome’s Fairtrade memory foam pillows and organic cotton bed linens.
We’re in this together
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