The snow on the mountain outside my window this morning reminded me of what is just around the corner: Christmas! The consumerism around this time of year makes me feel a little sick to my stomach, not because buying presents is wrong but because greed, overspending, and entitlement are causing our society to rot from the inside out. Not to mention the fact that our beautiful gifts are often made by slaves or workers in developing countries that are exploited and underpaid.
But, because I love Christmas and want to be part of redeeming what our society has corrupted, over the next few weeks I will be throwing up some ethical gift ideas for your Christmas shopping that support victims of human trafficking.
Every Punjammie purchase creates:
- a fair trade wage
- a deposit into a savings account
- financial support for holistic care
- capacity building for more women to enter the care centre
Know someone who loves India, loves PJs, loves social justice, or all three? Read here about the story of Punjammies and shop here for their comfy products! And for more ethical gift ideas, check out this cool online catalogue. (Thanks Joel!)