Violence is Not the Answer

The rejection of the use of physical violence to achieve a social or political change is an act of non-violence. Today is the International Day of Non-Violence and is marked on the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi.


This international day is a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi, the leader of the Indian independence movement and pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of non-violence. Gandhi’s actions against the disobedience of and unjust British law was led by the practice that, “just means lead to just ends.” He believed that it was irrational to try and use violence to achieve a peaceful society.

This day is dedicated in support of non-violence through education and public awareness, and we at OWP are dedicated to supporting peace through the vehicle of fair and compassionate trade.  Fair Trade helps secure a culture of peace, tolerance, understanding, and non-violence.


Through the purchase of fair trade items, we are giving a voice to those who cannot be heard. We are showing our support of artisans and creating a big change for small artisans, their families, and communities. We give artisans a more hope for their future by purchasing their works of art. Fair trade allows artisans to sustain themselves which in turn supports hope, peace, and justice. Please show your support today of fair trade and help promote peace in a turbulent world.


In honor of, Mahatma Gandhi and his efforts to support non-violence, please purchase a metal lantern from India to light the way toward international peace. These lanterns are a great way to add ambiance for a dinner party or any gathering this holiday season. These lanterns are made of recycled glass and bright metal glass, making the product ethical and sustainable.

Mahatma said: “Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man.”

-Please support fair trade and non-violence!

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