<p>Fair trade items, such as these jewelry pieces from BeadForLife, bolster sales as mindful customers seek out conscientiously manufactured products. </p>
Fair trade attracts sales as shoppers attune to mindful buying
For many natural retailers, sourcing locally is an infallible value. Thanks to accumulating interest initiated by organizations such as Slow Food, Edible regional magazines and techy local eating resources like eatlocalgrown.com, shoppers continue to not only seek deeper knowledge of how their food, clothing, accessories and personal care items are produced, but also want to hear the stories behind production. Who made this, and under what conditions?