Posted on February 13 2017
There is a debate about Valentine's Day: is it a simply day to exploit consumer culture? Or a day of joy to buy into the idea of gifting a significant other with love?
The history of Valentine's Day goes back to the Ancient Romans, but It was not until the 14th century that this feast day became definitively associated with love. Over the centuries, the holiday evolved, and by the 18th century, gift-giving and exchanging handmade cards on Valentine's Day had become common in England.
Whatever you feel about it, we believe that the idea of a day dedicated to love is a great idea. So why not celebrate an “ethical valentine’s day”? Fair-trade gifts for him and her, because everyone loves getting presents, and when you give Fair Trade gifts you help create a better world.
Being sustainable, ethical and a fair-trade shopper you are showing love not just to your significant other, but to an enormous community and to the planet your are living in.
The meaning of ethical shopping goes beyond doing no harm, representing an approach which strives to take an active role in poverty reduction, sustainable livelihood creation, minimising and counteracting environmental concerns.