Saturday, February 16, 2013

Fair Trade Easter, Eggs in the Basket Giveaway

Eggs in the BasketWelcome to Eggs in the Basket hosted by SAHM of Drama Queens & a Prince and Mommy of One and Counting. Together with several other bloggers we are helping you to fill up those Easter baskets this year. Make sure you check out the grand prize packages on the hosts blogs as well as the linky and hop along and enter all the giveaways!
Well, I am trying out my first giveaway. And am excited to share some of my favorite things/products that you can use this year for Easter and/or put in your little ones Easter Basket.

Since I am a huge fan of Fair Trade, and will explain why in a moment, my prize will consist of two Fair Trade items:

The first a Fair Indigo Jiffy The Giraffe Fair Trade Organic Stuffed Animal, Orange. Made in Peru by a small cooperative. retail $24.99
soft and cuddly! I would LOVE to keep this for my own son!

Second is 2 Fair trade Chocolate bars from Endangered Species brand. (retail 2.99 each)

we buy these chocolates regularly at our local health food store. They are so delicious!

Halloween got me started thinking this year. When I buy toys and chocolates from most major companies, the products are made at the hands of small children or are exploiting families to make barely a living wage so that we can have these products. Toys for my child at the expense of another. It seems kind of wrong.

Our family is beginning to look at our spending habits and where we are choosing to get products from for our child. Our son just turned one. And for his birthday received some wonderful gifts from friends and family. He also received a few gifts from us, his parents, most made in America by small businesses or craftsman, keeping jobs in the US. Or were Fair Trade. Not all, but most.

And I recognize that it is impossible to keep everything local, made in the US or Fair Trade, but it would make such a difference to switch just a few things. To encourage our jobs to stay domestic and those that are abroad, for workers to earn a fair living wage. So maybe we have fewer things, that might cost more, but where you feel better about where they came from.

Thanks for hearing my rant and entering my little contest.

Open to US and Canada only

To enter via rafflecopter:

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  1. Fewer is so much better anyway. I know we are trying to buy Canadian more and at least North American. And we really try to do fair trade too.
    (I am assuming this is a US only giveaway. Or am I wrong?)

    1. thanks for your comment. I did not realize that I did not specify. I am learning a lot doing my first giveaway!
      Anyway, I will happily send the prize to a Canadian winner. I'll keep it open to US and Canada! (I added this in above!)

  2. added you on GFC, come back and check out Dat Food And Family Blog, you can send me a recipe if you want and link it to your site

    1. I have a lot of favortie recipes I may do that with. thanks so much!

  3. Great idea! I definitely do not buy all fair trade/local but I do buy from local farmers, at least some gifts fair trade and bought out of town family local food gifts for Christmas this year. I love endangered species chocolate! Vitacost has a good price, fyi.

    1. i have not checked out Vitacost before. I will now. thanks! and thanks for checking out the giveaway and the blog!

  4. You have a beautiful baby.Thank you for the giveaway! :)

    1. thank you! And thanks for entering!