Does Your Basket Pass the Easter Bunny Test?

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In a 2014 projection, the National Confectioners Association estimated U.S. families would spend more than $2 billion on Easter candy.

That’s a lot of jelly beans—16 million, according to the association.

That same association reported that 89% of their survey respondents said chocolate bunnies should be eaten ears first.

Oh my.

Le Thi Yen of Mai Handicrafts loves the art of quilling, and working to master this skill to create even more complex designs. Photo courtesy of Serrv
Le Thi Yen of Mai Handicrafts loves the art of quilling, and working to master this skill to create even more complex designs. Photo courtesy of Serrv

What’s sweeter than a chocolate bunny? These fair trade options for filling your Easter basket while helping others:

Divine Speckled Eggs  Solid milk chocolate eggs dipped in candy shells of green, yellow, pink and orange, with brown speckles.

Mother and kit bunnies Hand-crocheted by Vietnamese artisans, this sweet mother- and-child set is a fun Easter decoration.

Olive wood cross necklace A petite pendant with intricate laser-cut details.

Fair trade allows you to connect with a world of hard-working artisans and farmers whose labor is often undervalued in the marketplace. By shopping fair trade, you get quality products and they earn better wages. Even more, our partner Serrv gives a generous donation to CRS for every purchase. The money helps support our programs overseas.

Would the Easter Bunny approve? Oh yes, the Easter Bunny will be very pleased.

Find more ways to fill your basket with fair trade.

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