Self-care is important, especially as we look toward the winter months and continue to do our part to minimize the spread of COVID-19. The Danish offered the concept of hygge, coziness during the winter months. Recently, the Norwegian concept of friluftsliv (free-loofts-liv)—which translates roughly to “open-air living”—has been popularized to offer another option to keep spirits up after months of staying indoors due to the ongoing pandemic. Outdoor activities can help to improve mood and reduce stress. Whether you unwind indoors, get active outside or a mixture of both this winter, Seward Co-op has several items made by fair trade producers and several Community Foods makers to supply your self-care routine.
Fair Trade Knit Wear
Since 1999, Andes Gifts’ goal has been to provide beautiful hand-crafted hats, gloves and scarves to North America, while at the same time raising the earning power and standard of living of over two thousand indigenous Peruvian and Bolivian women.
Roots Essential bath and self care products handmade in small batches using with rich, plant-based products sustainably and responsibly sourced. Their mission is to bring natural healing in our body through clean products. Roots Essential is women-owned and locally operated in Wayzata, MN.
This tonic packs a punch! The blend of apple cider vinegar, garlic, ginger, habanero peppers, turmeric, honey and other herbs help soothe a cold. Fierce Ferments Fire Tonics are very versatile, take as a shot, add to a hot toddy, or make a snazzy salad dressing.
Jajja Wellness tonics originated in owner Henry Kisitu’s Ugandan grandmother’s kitchen. She was a pioneer, mixing ancient indigenous wisdom, organic fruits and other healthful ingredients to make and sell her famous delicious wellness tonics. Her energy and love went into every bottle. Today, Henry carries on her legacy, making those same wellness tonics for all to enjoy.