Fair Trade Friday is a monthly subscription that is committed to empowering women around the world. By providing women with jobs and an outlet through which they can distribute their goods, Fair Trade Friday helps women overcome poverty .
Fair Trade Friday operates three different subscriptions: the original box that includes 3-4 surprise items each month; the bracelet of the month box that includes 1 bracelet each month and the earring of the month box that includes one pair of earrings each month. All items in each of the different boxes are fairly traded. This review covers the earring of the month box for August.
I love the motto of this subscription:
Change the world.
Look good doing it.
Fair Trade Friday is a ministry of Mercy House Global, an organization dedicated to engaging, empowering and discipling women around the world. Mercy House Global partners with 42 faith-based organizations in 24 countries world-wide to bring their vision to life.
This month, Fair Trade Friday partnered with Karama artisans in Nairobi, Kenya, to develop and distribute the items found in this month’s earring of the month club. Karama is a nonprofit group that strives to help individual artisans overcome poverty by providing them with meaningful work and an outlet through which they can sell their goods.
This month’s earrings were produced by a woman in Kenya. Proceeds from the sale of these earrings will support the artisan who produced the earrings.
I love these earrings ($15?)! I’m a big fan of completely smooth studs that don’t protrude too much, and these fit the bill perfectly! I highly recommend them to moms who want to wear earrings, but don’t want to cut or injure their little ones in the process!
Made from brass, these coordinate well with the GlobeIn Jewelry box I bought last month as well as GlobeIn’s Benefit Box for August. I can’t wait to mix and match these earrings with GlobeIn’s necklaces, bracelet and ring.
In addition to the earrings themselves, I received a nice, soft, fair trade pouch for storing them.
I love that Fair Trade Friday includes a gift card with each purchase. That way, had I wanted to regift these earrings, I could easily, all while promoting Fair Trade Friday and its mission. Although I intend to keep and wear these earrings, I’m sure there will be some months where I’ll want to save them for Christmas gifts, and this is perfect for that!
I absolutely loved my second installment of Fair Trade Friday’s Earring of the Month Club! I thought the earrings and the pouch were both attractive, and I loved reading about the organization that supports the artisans who produced these items. I can’t wait to receive my next installment!
The Description: Fair Trade Friday Earring of the month club, delivers a high quality, stylish pair of fair trade earrings to your mailbox every month! From the people who brought you the original Fair Trade Friday box delivered to your door each month comes something just as fabulous .100% of the proceeds from each pair of earrings goes to the empowerment of oppressed women as an avenue to introduce them to the Gospel.
The Price: $11.99 per month