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Make it a Fair Trade Valentine’s Day

4th January, 2007 - Posted by Zarah Patriana - No Comments

Pictured above is our Fair Trade Valentine Action Kit.

HUNGRY FOR CHOCOLATE FACTS?

*According to the International Labor Organization, more than 284,000 children work on West African cocoa plantations in “the worst forms of child labor.” *60% of these children are under the age of 14 It is estimated that Fair Trade chocolate represents less than 1% of the world’s roughly $60 billion chocolate market. *According to the Chocolate Manufacturers Association and National Confectioners Association, in 2005 more than 36 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate were sold for Valentine’s Day.

FAIR TRADE VALENTINE ACTION KITS

Each Fair Trade Action Kit includes a stack of retro-inspired Valentines to hand out, a heart box of Fair Trade chocolates, and more! Everything you need to start spreading the word about Fair Trade chocolate to those you care about this Valentine’s Day.

If you would like to learn more about Fair Trade chocolate, visit our fair trade campaign page

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