You can’t help but follow your dreams, your passion, your heart, What your into and what your really good at what your heart and spirit scream at… It calls your name no one else understands your heart except yourself, but the question that you ask yourself are do you listen to your…
“This sentence has five words. Here are five more words. Five-word sentences are fine. But several together become monotonous. Listen to what is happening. The writing is getting boring. The sound of it drones. It’s like a stuck record. The ear demands some variety. Now listen. I vary the sentence length, and I create music. Music. The writing sings. It has a pleasant rhythm, a lilt, a harmony. I use short sentences. And I use sentences of medium length. And sometimes, when I am certain the reader is rested, I will engage him with a sentence of considerable length, a sentence that burns with energy and builds with all the impetus of a crescendo, the roll of the drums, the crash of the cymbals—sounds that say listen to this, it is important.”—Gary Provost (via qmsd)
“When you have the thought that each being is so precious, then naturally respect comes, then you want to offer service, and if there’s anything you can do, even just a small thing you can do, then it makes you so happy, even just a small thing you can offer, it brings incredible joy and happiness, satisfaction and fulfillment, meaning in life.”—Lama Zopa Rinpoche (via 2-thine-own-self-be-true)
What is Fair Trade?
Earthlover shopping is founded on the principles of supporting our trading partners, creating opportunity for marginalized producers, and supporting sustainable practices. Earthlover Shopping is a Proud Member of the Fair Trade Federation.
The principles of fair trade are:
Guarantee producers a living wage for their work
Build long term relationships between producers and buyers
Engage in environmentally sustainable practices
Empower women and provides equal employment opportunities for all, especially the most disadvantaged
Provide healthy and safe working conditions
Ensure transparency and accountability
Providing a Living Wage
The fair trade pricing system enables workers to receive a livable income to covers their basic needs, which include food, shelter, education, and health care for their families. Fair Traders pay producers promptly and, if necessary, help with access to pre-production financing.
Long Term Investment in People
Fair trade is about building direct, long-term and stable relationships between importers and producers. Long term contracts are a key component of Fair Trade because they provide artisans with consistent work and job security.
Fair trade actively encourages environmentally friendly production by promoting the use of local and recycled materials, sustainable harvesting techniques and organic farming practices. Earthlover was foundedon a set of Eco Principles, so suuporting sustainability is a cornerstone of our business!
Empowerment for Women
Fair trade provides employment without discrimination and ensures equal pay for equal work for both women and men. According to the Fair Trade Federation, 70% of fair trade artisans are women, who are often the sole wage earners in their homes. Fair trade not only allows women to earn an income, while attending to their daily tasks, but also provides them with leadership positions and an equal voice in decision making.
Safe and Healthy Working Conditions
Fair trade means a safe and healthy working environment for artisans and never tolerates forced or exploitive child labor.
Transparent Trade Terms
Fair trade ensures transparent trade terms throughout the supply chain. Finances, management policies and business practices of businesses engaged in fair trade are transparent and open to public accountability.
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I swear to god, cross my heart hope to die, stab a needle in my eye, whatever. If I ever meet someone who has the balls to say that about someone. I’ll bitchslap them. No, scratch that, I’ll punch them as hard as I can!…
It’s hard to live in a world that trained you since the beginning that this is a fucking competition. We don’t have respect for each other anymore. No more humble, no more humanity. Helping others when we can, give what we have left and trusting nobody. What the fuck it’s happening? World peace…