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Guidelines To Find Great Bargains From Third World Traders

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Whenever anyone wears some superb accessory, people often comment on it and ask where this particular piece originated from. What a lot of people are not aware of is that these pieces are often made within some very poor regions indeed. What the customer is paying for it bears no resemblance to what the artisan is paid and this is how people end up wearing items that some people are starving to produce. However, there is a movement towards fair trade and it is becoming very popular these days. Fair trade jewelry, for example, means that the artisan is paid a good price for work undertaken and is often able to feed the family well on these earnings.

It must be known throughout the world by now that most artisans live on extremely low wages indeed. This is surely a little disconcerting but it does not stop some countries taking advantage of this. This falls most heavily on the female gender since they are usually the ones responsible for getting their children through school or even helping them just to survive. Therefore, working for these tiny amounts of money just makes the downward spiral into abject poverty a foregone conclusion.

There are some companies with a social conscience for sure and it is these that have started to try to right the problems. They normally buy up all the goods, at a reasonable cost, and then market them to several outlets throughout the world. In this way, the artisans have a definitive sale for everything that they make and they can often start to budget for all their needs. The companies who buy up all the goods do not necessarily make a profit out of doing this. Rather, they use the system as a way of helping the poor to become independent of those bad companies who just give out starvation wages. Because they sell the goods on to charities or non profit organizations, the world is made aware of the plight of these poor countries and they are given a chance to buy the goods and help eradicate starvation world wide.

Many of the earrings and bracelets have some wonderful tribal or ethnic designs which the western world seems to love for sure. Beautiful hand crafted beads means that the pieces have an individual look to them since the beads are usually noticeably different. These can be used as focal pieces or even just to the beach depending on what is required from it. Another great selling point for these artisans is that they often used recycled goods to make up their pieces. This, along with the sustainable materials that they use, makes them a superb ‘green’ product which is a great selling point for those who want to be ‘green’.

Indeed, they have recycling down to such a fine art that they even produce diaries out of materials which do not involve paper. They use recycled cotton based material for the pages and leather for the covers which are bought through sustainable sources.

Connor Sullivan recently purchased a couple of fair trade bags and jewelry for his wife and daughter. His wife loved the fair trade jewelry she received has a birthday gift.

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