It’s officially starting to feel like Spring in Vancouver, and with springtime comes the weekend where we get to spoil the lovely women who helped us become the people we are today.
We want to help you make this Mother’s Day the most responsible and ethical one yet, and it just so happens that May is Fairtrade month! You can join the #Fairtradechallenge from May 12-14 and register your Mother’s Day brunch, dinner or coffee date online to be part of the biggest Fairtrade celebration on Earth!
It’s tough to find thoughtful gifts, and making sure that gift is ethical can be even tougher. We’re here to help you out with some gift ideas that you can feel good about buying. Make your mom and makers across the world smile this May!
- Hola Deodorant
Hola deodorant is local, all natural and has the cutest packaging. Treat mom to their Lavender Lime scent and tell her to say “hola” to her new favourite product.
- Keep Cup
Do your part in reducing the use of takeout coffee cups. Made in Australia, the UK or the USA, Keep Cups are stylish, practical and customizable!
- I ❤︎ MOM GIFT BOX – The Little Market
There are so many great things about this sweet little box!
Rose + Lavender Soaking Salt, hand-blended by young mothers at Bright Endeavors in the United States
Soy Blend Candle, hand-poured by female refugees at Prosperity Candle in the United States
Wrap or Double Wrap Bracelet, handmade by female artisans at Wakami in Guatemala
- Buzzin’ Blend
It’s time to retire your dark roast for the season. Spring and Summer call for brighter blends that are great hot or cold! Because it’s Fairtrade month, we’re offering free shipping on all of our blends. Take advantage and use code “fairmonth” on delicious coffee that gives back!
- Summer Fun Hammock
Trust us – your Mom needs this. Made by Oyanca Artesania, which works with artisans in both rural and urban areas of Nicaragua, with 50 per cent of the artisans being women.
- Fairtrade Certified Wine
Six Hats is a classic Shiraz with clean notes of pepper, red and black cherries, and a hint of chocolate at the end.
- Fairtrade Flowers
Most cut flowers sold in Canada are imported from Latin America, so it’s important for us to enjoy them knowing that the rights of the workers who produced them are being respected. Find a list of retailers to buy fair-trade fresh cut flowers in the link!