Your Guide to a Fair Trade Summer

07/03/2012 - 11:20 AM

Whether you’re enjoying a 4th of July barbeque, a long hiking trip, or a picnic at the park, here are some ways to cool down that ensures not just a good time but also fair wages for farmers around the world.

Fair Trade Certified Iced TeaThis summer, be sure to have refreshing iced teas on hand to help you beat the heat. When you look for tea bearing the Fair Trade Certified label, you know that the people who produced it are paid fair prices and wages, work in safe conditions, and protect the environment. Rishi Tea has a beautiful collection of Fair Trade Certified iced teas, with unique flavors like Tropical Crimson, Blueberry Red and Mint Rooibos. Other options include Art of Tea's Moroccan Mint, Numi Organic Tea's Brrrgamont Black, Zhena's Gypsy Tea Iced Tea Sampler and, of course, Honest Tea's entire line of bottled teas. Learn more about Fair Trade Certified tea in this Triple Pundit article.

Fair Trade Certified Root Beer from Maine RootThere’s no kid (or adult!) that would turn down a handcrafted bottle of root beer from Maine Root soda company. Their refreshing sodas are made with organic cane sugar produced on Fair Trade Certified farms that are committed to the protection of natural waters and forests.

Cool down with a scoop of Three Twins ice cream that satisfies your sweet tooth and your commitment to farming communities all over the world. Or pick up a carton of Coconut Bliss ice cream made from coconut milk and is free of dairy, soy, and gluten. Impact the lives of farmers in Ecuador and Peru and make it a banana split with Fair Trade Certified bananas from Whole Foods and top it off with pieces of dark chocolate from Alter Eco.

For an unexpected but delicious summer-time treat, throw a few slices of Fair Trade Certified pineapple on the grill and drizzle them with Fair Trade Certified honey from GloryBee.

If you find that you’ve enjoyed a little too much summer sunshine, moisturize your tingling sunburn with all-natural and Fair Trade lotions from Kumani.

When have a Fair Trade summer, your fun in the sun can improve communities around the world. Enjoy!

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