Sunday, March 3, 2013

Fair Trade Designs Review

Fair Trade is very important to me.  I value equal opportunity for all and believe heavily that workers should be treated well and fairly with wages and breaks during work.  The items that fair trade workers create are unique, beautiful and definite conversation starters.  I have many pieces of Fair Trade jewelry that I regularly wear.

Fair Trade Designs offers fabulous pieces that come from wholesalers who are either members of the Fair Trade Federation or who strictly adhere to fair trade policies. There are a variety of items offered on the website such as jewelry, purses, stationery, home accents and more. There is truly something for everyone's taste and style.  I had a lot of fun browsing the website and looking at all of the beautiful hand crafted designs.

For the review, I wanted to choose something fun and whimsical. I finally settled on the Mixed Brights Wooden Coasters.  I needed a new set of coasters and the bright and fun pattern was right up my alley. In just a few days the coasters were in my mailbox! Talk about fast shipping.

I just love these coasters! The pattern is fantastic, fun and funky.  Of course this is just my style! The box that they came in is made from recycled paper covered in hand batiked cotton. There was a note that came with the coasters that explained how the fair trade workers were paid well and have health benefits and insurance.  This is something that I feel strongly about and I was happy that this was included. These wooden coasters come in a set of 8 and are hand-painted and made in a small family workshop in the mountains of Bali. How cool is that? I love that I have a set of coasters that you can't just buy in any store!
The coasters are made well and seem durable and thick.  Each one is a different color which is nice, so each person can have the color of their choosing. The colors are bright and vivid. The coaster surface space is wide and holds a cup or glass easily.
These fun circles are the perfect new addition to my kitchen and I can't wait to regularly use them for company. :)
*DISCLOSURE* Thank you to Fair Trade Designs for providing me with these complimentary coasters in exchange for this review.  All thoughts and opinions are strictly mine and not based on anything else.

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