Trade as One, an online retailer of fair trade food and personal care items, is launching a quarterly delivery service for fair trade products. Through the program, called “Change for Good,” subscribers receive an assortment of 12-15 items such as chocolate, rice, olive oil, sugar, quinoa, tea, soap, and more. Change for Good delivers four assortments per year at a cost of $99 each (shipping is included).
Benefits of the service include the convenience factor and the fact that it provides access to fair trade items for people whose local stores may not carry them. Trade as One’s homepage has a great video that succinctly explains the positive impact that fair trade shopping habits can have on workers around the world.
Here’s the lineup for their Spring assortment as an example of what subscribers receive:
- Thai Purple Sticky Rice
- Black Quinoa
- Divine Milk Chocolate Bar
- Women’s Bean Project Jelly Beans
- Southwest Salsa Mix
- Olive Oil Soap
- Tomato Caper Spread
- Rooibos Tea
- Rolled Oats
- Mascobado Sugar
- Cocoa & Shea Butter Lip Balm
- Geobars – Mixed Berry
- Cream Scone Mix
I’m lucky enough to live in a city with several markets that carry fair trade items, but if I ever moved to a smaller town, I would be thrilled to know I could still make ethical food choices without driving 90 miles. The shipments are curated, which means you can’t pick and choose exactly what you want. However, Trade as One does offer a gluten-free option, as well as the option to add coffee to your assortment.
Would you subscribe to a delivery service for fair trade items? Do you like surprise assortments, or do you like to choose exactly what you want to buy?
Thanks to Don Lam’s Fair Trade Quilts and Crafts e-newsletter for the tip about Trade as One’s new service!