The Cause: Divine is the only Fairtrade chocolate company that is 45% owned by the farmers. While Fairtrade ensures farmers receive a better deal for their cocoa and additional income to invest in their community, company ownership gives farmers a share of Divine’s profits and a stronger voice in the cocoa industry.
If I had it my way all holidays would involve chocolate of some sort. Sadly, without knowing it, we fill our stockings and Easter baskets with items that have caused others great hardships. And we aren’t just talking about a hard days work. Kidnapping and forced child labor top the list of offenses. Check out my friend Sara’s blog on the true cost of chocolate.
Divine Chocolate offers some great solutions to this problem by offering farmers ownership in the company and paying adult workers a fair wage to pick the cacao beans. Fair trade is a beautiful thing my friends. However, for fair trade to work it must be supported. So this Christmas please consider taking your chocolate craving out on a nice Fair Trade bar of deliciousness.
Our giveaway of the day is coming from us this time! One lucky winner will receive one of our Ethiopian coffee bean bracelets. Read about them here.
To make Giveaway time a little more fun today we are going to do the following:
Leave a comment about giving gifts that give back. Are you in, out? Do you know of any really great companies or items? Let us know what you’re thinking!
P.S. We will be having our final giveaway of this series on the 12th day of Christmas. Tomorrow!