Hi! I’m Linda Gifford, owner and founder of Seasonal Fair. Like most people nowadays, I buy fair trade whenever I can, but it can be challenging to find fairly traded products that are also affordable. I find mostly small niche stores and sites with limited selection and prices. And, being a single mother of three, I have also spent my adult life walking the “buy ethical but stay on a budget” line all too thinly. So when I decided to open a business, a certified fair trade store seemed my best choice. It would allow me to make a living while helping others from otherwise marginalized situations, be it poverty, politics or patriarchy, to do the same. So.....
I opened SeasonalFair.com with a mission to bring a comprehensive selection of products that have been fairly traded and paid for and are also fairly priced for the consumer to one easy to shop site. This store isn’t just a business to me. I feel providing certified fair trade is the best way I can quickly and directly put resources into the hands and mouths of people (including myself and my children) and communities who are taking extraordinary steps to help themselves by forming, maintaining and, with your support, growing businesses. So, from the bottom of my heart and on behalf of the artisans whose work I curate and sell, thank you for joining me in our mission to be fair!
Linda Gifford, (owner/founder Seasonal Fair and SeasonalFair.com)