Conscious Buying & Thoughtful
Giving for the Holidays
Tex Dworkin & Priya Haji
During the Christmas holidays, it’s good to contemplate the meaning of gifts and giving. It's been said that “Giving liberates the soul of the giver.” And we agree! Shopping for gifts – at Christmas time and all year round – can be an expression of your beliefs or philosophy. Our guests – both pioneers in fair trade and socially responsible shopping – have created shopping venues for products that are better for the environment from companies that pay fair wages. We have also included links to a variety of free mobile apps for locating fair trade, socially responsible gifts. In this program you’ll hear about:
- environmentally friendly gifts and where to get them
- charitable giving, at Christmas or anytime, to help those in need
- what "fair trade" products are and how you can shop for them
- what it means to vote with your gift dollars all year
- websites you need to know about – see our list below
||Tex Dworkin is an independent Fair Trade Consultant and former Director of Social Media for Global Exchange. She actively participates in the Fair Trade movement, promoting the philosophy that shopping can change the world. Tex runs Do Good Biz, providing content and marketing support to socially responsible businesses and organizations. Believing in the power of business enterprise as a tool for social change, her work in Fair Trade, e-commerce, and cause-based marketing continues to inspire the growing socially responsible business movement.
|| Priya Haji was CEO and co-founder of World of Good – offering ethically sourced gifts, housewares, and accessories. She built the concept while completing her MBA at UC Berkeley, leading the company to its current success with e-Bay and focusing on using the engine of enterprise to create social impact. Priya also served as the Board Chair for their non-profit sister entity, the World of Good Development Organization and also co-founded SaveUp. Sadly, Priya recently passed away, but her legacy lives through her successful and pioneering work in the fair trade arena.
Websites & Mobile Apps
Fair Trade Finder App
Ethical Bean Coffee App
Choco-locate iPhone App
Free 2 Work Apparel Industry Ratings App
Made in a Free World App
National Green Pages App
World Vision – Sponsor a Child this Christmas
Fair Trade Federation
Green Gift Giving Guide
International Fair trade Association
Ten Thousand Villages
Fair Trade USA
World of Good eBay
Words to 'Google'
Remembering Priya Haji
Remembering Priya Haji: "The Best Social Entrepreneur Of Our Generation"
Priya Haji Memorial Page on Facebook
The Joan Kenley Show is a 501(c)(3) project of Pathways to Peace