Happy New Year 2022!
Looking back to 2021, we can’t help but feeling grateful for everything our artist partners were able to accomplish. Last year was extremely challenging for artists and small businesses, especially in Peru and other countries with little financial support.With so many changes, it is time for our artist partners to update their pricing to remain viable. Expect New Wholesale Prices to go into effect, January 20th, 2022.
Doing Good: They work in Central America planting trees, installing fuel efficient and safe cooking stoves and empowering communities. Now, we like them even more as they have started a project with Indigenous communities in the US, helping to instal eco-friendly housing and solar panels.
The good they do: This organization provides needed advocacy and protection for bird species and habitats in the Americas.
Doing Good: We love their mission of seed sovereignty as a way to promote biodiversity to benefit us all.
The good they do: Sea Shepherd works tirelessly to protect precious marine life and fight illegal and destructive actions that threaten the health of our oceans.
Let your love for pollinators shine with these inspired goods!
Look and shop a variety of inspired-by-pollinators goodies brought to you by compassionate businesses from the FairTradeFederation.org (product directory under each photo).
As conscious consumers, honoring our connection with all life on Earth may start as simply as falling in love with a handcrafted, bee-inspired gift or two! Tasting honey could open our hearts to being grateful to the richness in our lives. And while these handmade gifts help raise awareness for all pollinators, they double their goodness by supporting decent livelihoods for the artists' communities who created them!
Every time we bite into a crispy apple, a fragrant apricot, a juicy strawberry or tomato, we have some bees to thank! As champion pollinators, honeybees and about 20,000 native bee species fly from flower to flower collecting pollen for their colonies while spreading pollen from plant to plant, doing an invaluable service that supports all life.
A place where we can all share the good things happening in our lives right now despite our difficulties. May you be inspired to start your own Gratitude Box with your family!
Download a PDF for these fun farm paper finger puppets of a cow, horse, pig and more! Print on cardstock or heavy paper (8.5x11”) and cut along the dotted lines. Next, either fix the tabs with tape or glue or make notches and overlap. With a larger, open ring shape, the puppets can stand on a hard surface and be used like paper dolls. Otherwise, size the band to a finger and you’re good to play!