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Fighting Slavery Together

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In 2016, an estimated 40.3 million people* were enslaved by human trafficking worldwide. Over half of these people are caught in forced labor, making many of the products we find in our homes.  It doesn't have to be this way.  Bringing freedom is possible and supporting fair trade is one way we can eliminate poverty and empower survivors with a sustainable, fair living wage in a dignified and safe environment.  Below is also a list of organizations that we know personally and choose to invest in. Their work is solid and the ethics are transparent.  Please consider donating to them...

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Gifts that Give Back

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Gifts that Give Back  Every year I look forward to writing this post. It's one of my favourites because it is a very practical way to bring more meaning to Christmas and to intentionally choose to invest our resources in a way that blesses both our loved ones through thoughtful gifts and also supports the hard working artisans with fair and dignified employment. Beyond that these gifts also care for the earth through eco-friendly projects that are produced sustainably and with a minimized carbon-footprint to help prevent climate change. Best of all, these carefully curated gifts give back to worthy...

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When Brave Soles Take A Stand

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"...each pair of shoes creates dignified, safe and sustainable employment for artisans in the Dominican Republic...answering the problem not only of an environmental hazard but also creating opportunity for those in poverty." 

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Sharing is Caring!

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Share The Goodness & Win! The good things in life just need to be shared! And we know you just can't keep quiet about the things that you love so we're rewarding you for doing what you do best!  From October 10-13th, every time you share a photo and/or the link to your Justly Market wishlist items on your social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest), tag us and you'll be entered into a draw to win $20 to spend site wide!  Use #JustlyWishlist so we can find you!  Plus you can share once on each platform to increase your...

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Why Justly?

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I remember the first time I bought a fair trade item directly out of the hands of person who made it.  It was 2010 and I was spending my summer teaching English in a little rural village school in Guatemala. One afternoon some of the locals brought us to a direct trade coffee co-op plantation. I walked alongside thirteen year old Guillermo and his father Daniel as they toured me through their fields and shared every bit of the process to grow coffee beans for market.  With the hot mid-day sun beating down upon our backs, they told me of...

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