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Why We Run A For-Profit, Mission-Based Business

As a mission-based organization, one of the most common misconceptions is that we are a non-profit organization. Our incorporation as a for-profit, mission-based business was very intentional.  We are proud of this, so I wanted to share a bit more about the details and thought process behind this decision.Public Benefit Corporation: what it is and [...]

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Fair Anita, Sexual Violence, and Rape Culture

Founder Joy McBrien talks about rape culture with Rana Kamal, host of Our Issues: Twin Cities.  Watch the full episode:

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Artisan Country Profile: Ethiopia

 Since 2015, Fair Anita has been working with a women’s artisan cooperative located just outside the capital of Addis Ababa in Ethiopia. Best known for transforming bullet casings from war into beautiful beaded jewelry, these women strive not only to provide for themselves and their families, but also to break down cycles of poverty and [...]

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5 Things I Learned in My 2nd Year Running a Social Enterprise

By Joy McBrien, Founder of Fair AnitaJust over 2 years ago, we incorporated Fair Anita as a Public Benefit Corporation in the State of Minnesota.  An entirely new structure in our state, I knew there would be a learning curve, but I was committed to being along for that ride to provide that a business [...]

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Holiday Styling Tips

Fair Anita is sharing Holiday styling tips with you!The holiday season is the perfect time to wear jewelry with a purpose, and now that you’re stocked up on our beautiful new Fair Anita items, let us help you out!  Find some inspiration from Fair Anita staff and volunteers on how they are styling Fair Anita [...]

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Hot Holiday Finds: 7 of our Top-Selling Items

On day 7 of our 12 Days of Sharing campaign, we bring to you our top 7 best-selling fair trade products made by our  artisan partners from around the globe. Take a look at our list and you’ll surely fall in love with any of these ethical and sustainable products!1. Sterling Silver Studs from PeruPyramid [...]

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#InvestInWomen: The Story Behind Fair Anita

We believe in investing in other women. This is the very idea behind Fair Anita, a social enterprise that invests in the power of women. Hear our story and become part of our endeavor in creating opportunities for women around the globe.

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Sustainable & Lifestyle Blogs We Love!

It’s so wonderful to see that more and more people are getting into ethical fashion and sustainable living. It’s always such a pleasure to connect with other women who have the same ideals and who value the adage, “change starts with oneself.” If you are on the journey to live a life for social good [...]

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Inspiring Fair Trade Quotes

Nowadays, there are so many products for us to choose from. Every day, we are bombarded by product ads influencing our choice of food, clothing, and even of our concept of leisure. It’s easy to stop asking questions about the brands we choose the companies that manufacture our products.This common attitude towards consumption led [...]

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​Hello Fall!

It’s fall: time to dig in your closet and say hello to your favorite coats and outerwear. Even with all the layers of clothing, you can still come out of your apartment looking fresh and fashionable. No need to buy new clothes! Give them a spin with the help of your favorite fair trade jewelry [...]

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