HumanKind Store Celebrates World Fair Trade Day, May 12

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Nonprofit store HumanKind Fair Trade in San Luis Obispo celebrates World Fair Trade Day with special event open to the public.

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World Fair Trade Day is an opportunity for consumers to learn more about the fair trade concept to help them integrate more fair trade purchases into their regular buying habits.

HumanKind Fair Trade, a non-profit fair trade store in downtown San Luis Obispo, invites the community to celebrate World Fair Trade Day on May 12. The store will offer prizes, snacks, an interactive art project, and live music at its 982 Monterey Street location on World Fair Trade Day.

World Fair Trade Day is an opportunity for consumers to learn more about the fair trade concept to help them integrate more fair trade purchases into their regular buying habits.

Since opening in July 2009, the store has provided nearly $100,000 in income to fair trade cooperatives in the developing world.

“Every dollar we spend can be a vote for fair wages, empowered communities, and environmentally sustainable products,” said Board President Laura Mullen.

During the week leading up to World Fair Trade Day, in-store activities will include fair trade chocolate tasting, scarf-tying demonstration, fair trade dialogues, and a Facebook contest.

HumanKind is a non-profit store specializing in fair trade certified merchandise, including jewelry, home décor, bath and body products, clothes, toys, instruments, accessories and food products.

Fair trade is an internationally accepted label that indicates how producers earn a living wage, have a voice in how their business is run, enjoy safe working conditions with no forced child labor, can choose to invest profits in community development projects, and make environmentally sustainable products.

See the HumanKind website http://www.humankindslo.org or http://www.facebook.com/humankindfairtrade for more details.

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Elizabeth Aebischer
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