That is one of the reasons why I decided to make a lovely coffee soap. Using Fair-trade organic coffee beans ground and brewed, and then the coffee grounds, gave my coffee soap a beautiful colour and gently exfoliating texture.
I do have a few rules when it comes to coffee, tea or chocolate...they must be Fair-trade...preferably organic, but that is not as important to me as being Fair-trade. When I purchase Fair-trade, I am in a very small way, helping to make my protest against the use of enforced child labour, enforced or unpaid labour, and unfair, dangerous practises in many areas of the world. For me, buying Fair-trade is my ethical and moral choice in a world where we chase the cheapest product without thinking about the human cost that went into the making of our cup of coffee, bar of chocolate or cup of tea.
I have uploaded a lovely story for you to read if you wish to learn how Fair-trade has helped one coffee farming couple from Papua New Guinea. There are also some links for you if you would like to read a little more about how your purchase of Fair-trade products, helps to support others in our global community and create a fairer world.