I am so excited to wear these earrings! Not [just] because they’re pretty. And not [just] because they’re dangly and gold, and I like dangly and am trying to work more gold into my jewelry rotation. But because they came from my first Fair Trade Friday box.
That means these earrings are not just fun jewelry to wear, but they’re helping fight poverty and supporting women and children around the world. Win-win!
Wait. Have you heard of Fair Trade Friday? Let me tell you about it!
Fair Trade Friday is a ministry of Mercy House Kenya – which was founded by Kristen Welch of We Are THAT Family (and former host of WFMW!). It’s a monthly membership club that delivers a box of three or four high-quality items to your door by the first Friday of the month. The items in the box are fairly traded and provide employment to women all over the world, and 100% of the proceeds from each box go to the empowerment of impoverished women as an avenue to introduce them to the Gospel.
And the items? Are really cute!
Fair Trade Friday tackles poverty through job opportunity and empowerment rather than enablement, and currently more than 300 women and their children from countries such as Ethiopia, Kenya, India, Nepal, and Honduras are supported by this ministry.
Each Fair Trade Friday box comes with 3-4 unique, handmade and fairly traded items, plus a handmade bag and gift tags – in case you want to share any of the items with your loved ones. I don’t want to get into specifics, since some of my loved ones read this blog, but it’s possible I might be wrapping up and sharing a couple of the fun items that came in my first box!
Every box is valued at $50-$75 a month, but you can sign up for a monthly membership for just $31.99 per month. (It’s a recurring payment, but you can cancel at any time.) OR, you can try out a box (or send one as a gift) for $35 plus $10 shipping. You can find more information (or order your own box!) at the Fair Trade Friday website. (You can also connect with FTF on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.)
Supporting women and fighting poverty works for me, and that’s why Fair Trade Friday works for me!
It’s time for Works for Me Wednesday. I’m looking forward to your tips, tricks, ideas and inspiration! If this is your first time linking up with WFMW here, PLEASE read the guidelines I shared in this post. Highlights include linking your specific post, not the front page of your blog, and making sure to include a link back to this site in your WFMW. Thank you!!
Mary, not sure if it is me but I don’t see any place to link up today. I’ll check back later though :)
It’s not just you Joanne, and here I was thinking it was just me!
Sorry, Lisa!! It’s fixed now!! :)
So sorry, Joanne! I don’t know why it didn’t show up, but it’s there now! Thank you so much for letting me know!
What a great idea, Mary. Who wouldn’t want to support these women fighting poverty with this great gift as a special bonus! Thanks also for hosting!
Thanks for hosting! I’m sharing my mini frittatas—A quick and easy meal for any time of day and a great use up for leftovers. I hope you’ll visit my new Corn-free Everyday link party also. http://www.creatingsilverlinings.com/corn-free-everyday-feb-01-2015/
Your frittatas look good! (I tried to leave a comment on your post but it said my name looked like spam!) Thanks for linking up to WFMW!
I’m so sorry about that! I started a new anti-spam plug-in a couple of weeks ago because I was getting inundated. This is the first time I’ve heard of someone unable to leave a comment as a result. I guess I’ll have to tweak the settings again. :-P
Oooh, I really love that braided thing. Is it a bracelet? $31 is super reasonable, too. Awesome!