Union, CT (PRWEB) March 3, 2007
Sarah Paquette understands the power of a single action when it comes to saving the environment and supporting fair trade. So it was an all-natural next step from practicing "good green" at home, to offering eco-friendly, fairly-traded artisan goods to the rest of the world through her online company, Moondrop Clothiers LLC (http://www.moondropclothiers.com) .
Moondrop, green since 2003, is a unique online boutique with larger-than-life expectations to save the Earth, offering recycled, handmade, new or gently worn clothing; artisan jewelry; accessories; books; home decor; soy candles and incense; hand-crafted, vegan skin care; sustainable market bags; hemp products; and fair trade imports, in which each purchase supports low income artisans and their families.
"I established Moondrop with just about a dollar in my pocket, an overstuffed closet, and the firm belief that one person CAN make a difference," said Paquette. "My shop is based on two simple concepts: to help fulfill the need for socially-conscious, responsible commerce in today's world and to educate consumers on the importance of purchasing ethically-produced fairly-traded goods."
Many of Moondrop's hand-crafted goods are from around the world, providing sustainable employment opportunities for artisans in developing countries by directly paying a fair wage for their crafts, bypassing traditional and often exploitive methods of sale.
Paquette also runs an equally eco-conscious sister-site to Moondrop, The Conscious Child (http://www.theconsciouschild.com), where parents can purchase quality, gently-loved and brand-new organic and all-natural clothing and toys, handcrafted vegan mama and baby skin care, and other earth-friendly baby and toddler products at low prices.
"Our mission is to make it easier for all families to have access to quality, natural clothes and other non-toxic products," said Paquette. "The Conscious Child offers parents an affordable alternative to high-priced organic baby and children's clothing. Parents can also sell their organic clothing and receive payment up front as an alternative to consignment."
Moondrop Clothiers LLC has earned a spot in Co-op America's Business Network (CABN) and continues their commitment to being "green", by purchasing 100% post-consumer recycled paper and other eco-conscious products for their office and even hosts their websites with a socially responsible green web hosting company who offsets 100% of their energy consumption with certified wind power.