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Hope you’re excited as I about these organizations/businesses.

Cacao Anasa and artist April Banks’ Organic Fair Trade Chocolate Bars

Dagoba Chocolates. I’ve tried the dark chocolate bar — bliss slowly unraveling.

Global Exchange’s Fair Trade Online Store

Oxfam America’s Unwrapped. Gifts that make a difference for those in need around the world.

Or, instead of a gift card, try Kiva micro-lending gift certificates. Recipients lend to entrepreneurs around the world and can withdraw the funds upon repayment.

Of course shopping at eco-friendly or social justice oriented businesses is no substitute for activism, but it beats supporting corporate pet-projects (that donate only a small amount of proceeds to a good cause) or just increasing corporate profit margins.

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