​Fierce Mexican Feminists Call Out the Cat Callers

Catcalling is an experience shared almost universally amongst women. This behavior happens because some men feel that they have a right within the public sphere to comment upon a woman's body and appearance. Many men try to play off their catcalling behavior by proclaiming that they are merely complimenting women and letting them know they find them attractive. However, these actions are often per…

​Women Stand Up to Femicide and Domestic Violence in Uruguay

Hundreds of women stormed the streets up Uruguay’s capital, Montevideo, to protest against gendered violence and domestic abuse. A string of femicides in the preceding month sparked outrage in the South American country. A recent movement to protest gendered violence has surged through part of the continent, as highly publicized femicides have taken over the front pages in Uruguay and nearby count…

Introducing Team Chimbote - A Talented Group of Differently-Abled Women

The story behind our newest artisan partners, Team Chimbote.Chimbote, Peru is written about in tour books as being a stinky town that's an 8-hour bus ride north of Lima. A coastal town known for their previous wealth in the fishing industry, the town now has one of the highest rates of unemployment (around 80%) and smells like dead fish.  It may not sound too lovely, but we have found so many…

5 Everyday Ways You Can Support Women

This post started off as a message inspired by Sheryl Sandberg’s 2010 Ted Talk “Why we have too few women leaders”. I was in my car stuck in traffic, of course, listening to my favorite podcast when Sandberg brought up a brilliant point. She explained how even at a young age, children who have shown strong leadership tendencies are called independent if they are boys and bossy if the…

How to take care of your jewelry: make it last, make it sustainable

Sustainability Tips: Taking Care of JewelryYou care about sustainability of your products, and that shouldn't end with purchasing wonderfully fair trade pieces like Fair Anita’s jewelry. Taking care of jewelry is important to ensure that it will last a long time, because even the nicest pieces are prone to tangling and tarnishing. With a few steps you can ensure that your jewelry will last a long…

Why Fair Trade?

Fair Anita was just certified by the Fair Trade Federation, a huge honor and a great affirmation that we're running our business the ethical way!  But what does "fair trade" mean and why does it matter?We know you've worked hard for your money: it's a natural impulse to want to get the most value when making purchases. We tend to gear towards making purchases that we consider a good deal. &nb…