Fair Trade: Trade in which fair wages are paid to workers.
Human trafficking involves sex trafficking and labor trafficking both. People who are trafficked or exploited are not paid fair wages and work for little to nothing. Some people who are pulled out of the human trafficking circles are able to get a fair job by becoming seamstresses, bakers, baristas, or chefs. YOU can help support these people by buying products they make!
If you’re in the Cedar Falls/Waterloo area, check out World’s Window on Main Street in Cedar Falls! It’s a store which sells Fair Trade products like chocolate, jackets, musical instruments, and other cool products! Check it out!
Other local fair trade opportunities:
- Cup of Joe, which is a cute little coffee shop also on Main Street http://www.cupofjoe-cedarfalls.com/
- Lampost, a Theatre Company and coffee shop at 204 w seerley boulevard http://www.lampost.com/