Does your purchase bring life or hardship?

Growing up in suburban America I had the opportunity to travel to my fair share of malls. Need a new dress for homecoming? Go to the mall. Looking for that perfect Christmas present?

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JAKE LYELL FOR CRS

What is CRS Ethical Trade?

Catholic Relief Services Ethical Trade is a celebration of the dignity of work. It’s a community of fair trade believers dedicated to improving the lives of the world’s most vulnerable by choosing to consume differently. Together, we’re creating a better world through education, advocacy and conscientious purchasing. Your ethical trade journey starts here!

In a world of exploited workers longing to be seen

we are called to communion

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Create community with CRS Ethical Trade

Get your parish, school or university involved. Host a CRS Ethical Trade event.

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Live your faith through reflection, education, and action

CRS Ethical Trade activities, resources and events help Catholics of all ages connect with their faith and their global neighbors.

Turn on the Light. Help Stop Human Trafficking.

Twenty-one million men, women and children around the world are victims of human trafficking. We must all do our part to combat this crime against humanity. Urge our leaders to ensure that products are not…

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Why do you shop Ethically?

There are so many reasons to support ethical and fair trade. Let us know why it’s important to you.

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I SHOP ETHICALLY BECAUSE...

…people deserve to earn a fair wage for their hard work and beautiful products.

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I SHOP ETHICALLY BECAUSE...

…I believe everyone’s story deserves to be heard.

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I SHOP ETHICALLY BECAUSE...

…it’s the right thing to do! How you choose to spend your money is an incredibly powerful voting mechanism that you can call on day-to-day, not just once every few years.

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I SHOP ETHICALLY BECAUSE...

…I know there is a person behind every product I chose to buy and I want them to thrive.

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I SHOP ETHICALLY BECAUSE...

…it’s a simple choice that affects others in a big way.

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Every purchase has twice the impact

With every purchase, our partners donate a percentage of the sale price to the CRS Fair Trade Fund. It’s another good reason to shop with us.

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