Father's Day is a great time to celebrate the important men in our lives, and what better way to do so than by giving them a thoughtful gift that also supports the fair trade industry? Fair trade products are made in a way that prioritizes the fair treatment of workers and communities, ensuring that they receive fair wages and working conditions.
Here are some fair trade Father's Day gift ideas to consider:
If your dad is enjoys fishing, fishing gear is a no brainer! Check out Zoe Angling Group for some fair trade fishing gear. They are a Benefit Corporation that is focused on innovative opportunities in the fishing market. Their goal is to create jobs for marginalized and exploited individuals. This includes partnerships around the globe that implement sustainable practices, fair trade structures, and living wage jobs. With all this said, we think they'd be an excellent option for fair trade fishing gear.
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If your dad is a coffee lover, consider getting him a bag of fair trade coffee beans. Not only will he get to enjoy a delicious cup of coffee, but he'll also be supporting farmers who receive fair prices for their crops. Consider supporting Birds & Beans. Their coffee is organic, fair trade, and as the name suggests, bird friendly. Each bag is named after a type of bird, which is an extra special touch if your dady enjoys birdwatching. They even offer a subscription service!
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It wouldn't be a fair trade gift guide without our socks! If your dad loves to hike or spends a lot of time outdoors, then a pair of alpaca socks is a must-have. These socks are made from soft and warm alpaca wool, which is perfect for keeping feet warm and dry in any weather. We also have socks for everyday, or dressier occasions, so you'll be sure to find the perfect pair.
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Who doesn't love a good bar of chocolate? Fair trade chocolate ensures that cocoa farmers receive fair prices for their crops and helps to combat child labor in the cocoa industry. A box of fair trade chocolates from a brand like Divine Chocolate would make a delicious gift.
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Everyone needs a good wallet. If your dad is anything lime mine, he's had his wallet forever, and it's sure seen some things! If it's time for a new one, getting your dad a handcrafted leather wallet from a fair trade organization like Made Trade is a great option. The Brewer Wallet by Nisolo is stylish, yet durable, and even made in Peru!
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Personal Care Products
We all go through personal care products frequently, so they make the perfect gift! Plus, if your dad tends to just pick out whatever he finds at the store, having something high-quality and fair trade might be the treat he didn't know he needed. For instance, this Badger Balm Beard Grooming Kit is perfect if he keeps up on perfecting his facial hair.
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By choosing fair trade gifts, you're not only giving your dad a thoughtful present, but you're also making a positive impact on the lives of others. Have other ideas? Feel free to leave them in the comments below!