Klout Perks Fair Trade Package Review #FairTradeFaves

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Did you know that October is Fair Trade Month?

It’s the biggest Fair Trade celebration of the year!
Visit BeFair.org to learn more about how Fair Trade works, enter daily Fair Trade giveaways and find out how you can help spread the word.

In the beginning of October I received a box full of healthy for me and my community goodness from Klout via a Klout Perk. The company send me a package in the mail to test out and try some fair trade certified products and to spread the word about fair trade in general. I received these items to test, sample and review so these products were free and the opinions are my own and not that of any of these brands. I was not paid to do this review other than free products to eat, sample and enjoy! The #FairTradeFaves box was filled with lots of yummy products that are actually brands I have seen before and will surely look for when I go shopping next. I didn’t know exactly how Fair Trade worked before I got the box, but it did open my eyes to the impact it can have to purchase items that are Fair Trade Certified. Not only do you get great quality products, but a portion of the sale goes back to the community the product was made. Whether its back to the farm the ingredients were sources or to the men and women boxing the products – it all comes full circle when you support this cause.

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According to the Klout Code of Ethics, I was given the following products and/or samples because I'm a 'Klout influencer.' Click What is Klout? to learn more. I was under no obligation to receive these products or talk about the partnership between Klout and Fair Trade USA. I get no additional benefits for sharing this post on social networks.

WHAT IS FAIR TRADE?

Quality Products. Improving Lives. Protecting the Planet.

Fair Trade goods are just that. Fair. From far-away farms to your shopping cart, products that bear our logo come from farmers and workers who are justly compensated. We help farmers in developing countries build sustainable businesses that positively influence their communities. We’re a nonprofit, but we don’t do charity. Instead, we teach disadvantaged communities how to use the free market to their advantage. With Fair Trade USA, the money you spend on day-to-day goods can improve an entire community's day-to-day lives.

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The #FairTradeFaves Klout Perks Box Included:

– Larabar Chocolate Chip Cherry Torte bar (delicious, soft and chewy, melted in your mouth!)

– Steaz Iced Green Tea Drink (good cold green tea option on the go, though not a huge fan of it being in a can)

– Bark Thins snacking chocolate snacks (so hard to just eat 2-3, almost ate it all in one sitting!)

-Dang Dark Chocolate (i love dark chocolate, great antioxidant but tasted great too)

– Organic Pure Green Tea by Celestial Seasonings (great for fall and winter, i love green tea!)

– Near East Quinoa blend

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Swapped my coffee for some #organic green tea by @CelestialTea #freetradefaves @KloutPerks @klout #KloutPerk

Fair Trade principles include:

  • Fair prices and credit: Democratically organized farming groups receive a guaranteed minimum floor price (or the market price if it's higher) and an additional premium for certified organic products. Farming organizations are also eligible for pre-harvest credit.
  • Fair labor conditions: Workers on Fair Trade farms enjoy freedom of association, safe working conditions and sustainable wages. Forced child and slave labor are strictly prohibited.
  • Direct trade: With Fair Trade, importers purchase from Fair Trade producer groups as directly as possible to eliminate unnecessary middlemen and empower farmers to develop the business capacity necessary to compete in the global marketplace.
  • Democratic and transparent organizations: Fair Trade farmers and workers decide democratically how to invest Fair Trade premiums, which are funds for community development.
  • Community development: Fair Trade farmers and farm workers invest Fair Trade premiums in social and business development projects like scholarships, schools, quality improvement and leadership training, and organic certification.
  • Environmental sustainability: Harmful agrochemicals and GMOs are strictly prohibited in favor of environmentally sustainable farming methods that protect farmers' health and preserve valuable ecosystems for future generations.

Thanks @barkthins @larabar @steaz @prana @celestialtea @dangfoods @neareastdish for all your delicious samples & keep up the great work spreading awareness and deliciousness to the rest of our world!

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