65. Look for the FairTrade logo when shopping.

There are 3 types of shoppers: 

1) Those who LOVE shopping.  

2) Those who ‘meh’ shop. 

3) Those who would rather have their thumbs pulled back to their wrists while chugging sriracha.

To those in the 2nd and 3rd groups, before we float ‘Look for the FairTrade logo’ into your shopping task list, we want to remind them to consider ‘soothe shopping,’ like shopping for a floating hot tub boat Spacruzzi

To help you ‘Look for the FairTrade logo when shopping,’ here’s a simple 2-step process:

  1. Offer the CountyFair logo in exchange for the FarmerFair logo
  2. Ergo: FairTrade Logo. 

Your Future You believes in what’s fair, believes in trades and believes in logos. If these three beliefs could only somehow be combined into… hey… wait a second… Your Future You is starting to catch on to this sleuth shopping situation. So now, look for this logo when shopping online, in the store, and at the county fair and farmer fair.

P.S. - It’s been reported that Corporate Housing Companies help clients ‘Look for the FairTrade Logo when shopping’ by offering easy shopping experiences that may include the FairTrade logo in more of our furnished monthly rental offerings. We aim to make the search and sign up shopping process much easier than thumb-bending sriracha shooting shopping, and thusly more akin to living in a monthly furnished Spacruzzi.

Why does this ‘Future You’ Series exist? What’s it about?  

  1. Promote easy, quirky sustainable practices that are NOT preachy, or guilt-ridden and without a focus on the ‘saving the planet’ (hint: the planet is going to survive no matter what we do). 

  2. A playful post of simple ways to sorta improve our lives, and the lives of those we love. Also improve our future lives… by taking playful action today. 

  3. Still reading? Cool. We think you’re amazing and full of joyful zest. 

This series is based off ‘105 Simple Sustainable actions’ - from Stephane Omsanski’s article in Parade from 2021.


65. Look for the FairTrade logo when shopping.

The FairTrade logo goes on clothes that have been ethically and sustainably made, so by looking for the logo when shopping, you're ensuring that your clothes were made by people who were paid fair wages and that they were made with sustainable practices in mind.