Earth Day is this Tuesday (April 22,) and if you’re a mom-to-be who’s really serious about going green to save the planet, you might want to buy your nursery furntiture from brands that use wood obtained from Fair Trade-sanctioned, managed forests.
What is Fair Trade?
Fair Trade is an organized, global, social movement dedicated to creating a market that values the people who make the food we eat and the goods we use. The Fair Trade system benefits over 800,000 farmers organized into cooperatives and unions in 48 countries. As consumers, we can help improve and even save the lives of millions worldwide. Fair Trade:
Keep this in mind when you’re searching for baby gifts, baby toys and the perfect baby furniture. I’ve located several beautiful examples of baby furniture manufactured from fair trade-certified, managed forests in New Zealand and Malaysia. Check out the Jenny Lind Changing Table, the DaVinci “Chloe” Cradle and the Jenny Lind Crib:
Look for the fair-trade mark when you’re shopping for baby furniture. And why stop there? Coffee, tea, chocolate, diamonds and so much more are now being produced by Fair Trade-certified, managed co-operatives and unions. We can all make a difference if we take a moment to look for the label…