Just Another Cross? Think again.

The impact of the cross. This ethically produced cross supports workers, the planet, and the Church.

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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

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Ethically produced custom items for your institution.

Looking for promotional materials that will leave an impact on your community? Ethix Merch offers ethically produced crosses, t-shirts and more. Be sure to use promo code CRS at checkout.

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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.

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...

…Every product can and should contribute positively to the world. Those that exploit people or the environment ideally lose favor in the marketplace as ethically made products are embraced by everyone.

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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 believe that the fine crafter’s products should be available worldwide so that we can help the crafter’s family life.

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I SHOP ETHICALLY BECAUSE...

…when I shop ethically I know I get a hand-made, quality product where the labor of the producer is valued, their family is protected and our world gets a better chance to thrive.

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I SHOP ETHICALLY BECAUSE...

…I shop ethically because I know my purchases have an impact on the lives of others and our planet.

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I SHOP ETHICALLY BECAUSE...

…We speak loudly through our purchases!  If you want the world to be a better place for all, show it with your purchases.

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I SHOP ETHICALLY BECAUSE...

…because it’s an opportunity to do something good that goes beyond simply boycotting offending apparel companies.

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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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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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