Monday, April 7, 2008

Check out these Fair Trade Plush Toys
[from Zoe b Organic Weekly] Why is Fair Trade important? Take the article I recently read by a BBC journalist about cotton harvesting in Uzbekistan. Uzbekistan is the 2nd largest exporter of cotton in the world. I was shocked to learn that the Uzbek government closes schools from September to November--so that children can harvest the cotton. Human rights groups estimate some 450,000 children are working in the cotton fields of Uzbekistan during every harvest.

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