Thursday, March 01, 2007

Why I Love the Mennonites (or When Did Fair Trade Become Sexy?)

I was in Ten Thousand Villages yesterday. I've been in there quite a lot in the last few months because it's a place where I feel good about where the money goes for the gifts I buy for other people. And the things are lovely.

The lady behind the counter said Ten Thousand Villages is associated with the Mennonites. "Yes, I know," I said. "I love the Mennonites. They've been involved in fair trade and justice issues since WAY before it was hip."

I really am glad that people are getting into this stuff, but sometimes I get a little tired of the talk.

My friends Tamara, Shelby and Steve don't just talk. They do. Check them out at Anti-Body (anti-poverty, beautiful body.) Find out who they are and watch the little clip under "About Us." It's good stuff.

Wish I could put my finger on it...

I don't want to put on fair trade and justice issues like a change of clothes. I don't want to care for Creation just because it's hot to do so.

I so admire my Mennonite friends and my Anti-Body friends. They just do it.


Rebecca said...

I wanted my mennonite friends this week as well, but for a different reason. I wanted their own version of chicken noodle soup made with star anise and homemade noodles....Yes, I was nursing a cold!

Brian Heasley said...

I looked on that anti body site it was great, thanks Lisa, by the way the girl was called lauren.

We could do with an antibody thing in Ibiza all the hippies would love it