Loading... Please wait...

Blog

Fair Anita in the Top 100 for the FedEx Small Business Grant Contest!

We received some fabulous news this morning-- we made it to the Top 100 in the FedEx Small Business Grant Competition!! Humongous thanks to all of you for voting and for your continued support of our mission-- you made this possible! Now we've got our sights set on the Top 10 ;)

Read More »


Ethical Celebrity Fashion: Our Accessory Picks for the Green Carpet

It has been weeks since the opening of the annual MET Gala, but people are still buzzing over the stunning looks from the evening. Every year, the carpet is graced by high profile celebrities, socialites and who’s who in the world of fame, luxury, art and of course fashion! This is that time of the [...]

Read More »


​Women in Modern Society: Ethical Fashion Picks for Our Favorite #GirlBosses

“Throughout the last 100-300 years the changes that women have seen and been affected by have been phenomenal. Women have gained a lot of ground in politics, the work force, and even more power within their own households. There was a time in history when women were unable to voice their opinion [...]

Read More »


Fair Anita Founder Named "Real Power 50" by Minnesota Business Magazine

We're pumped that Founder Joy McBrien has been recognized with the Real Power 50 Award by the Minnesota Business Magazine! She's shakin' things up and helping to lift women around the world up with her. Check out the digital issue of the magazine here.

Read More »


6 Thoughtful & Easy Gifts for Mother's Day

Aren't moms just the greatest?! They put so much love and care into everything they do, yet they have to be the most under-appreciated people on the planet. Show the mother in your life you care this Mother's Day-- here are some thoughtful (and easy!) gifts that she'll adore.1. I Love You Because...This gifts [...]

Read More »


​Inspired by Earth Day: 8 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

We are celebrating Earth Day, which marks the anniversary of the modern environmental movement incited in 1970. However, the struggle for awareness that the environment faces should go beyond this day. It’s a continuous plight to save the Earth. I know, I know, its sounds a bit dramatic and most of us would probably just [...]

Read More »


Mother's Day Gift Guide

With Mother's Day around the corner, we want to make sure you're prepared to give your mama the best gift ever! We've curated some of our top-selling products based on the type of mom you're shopping for: on-the-go mom, simple-jewelry mom, fashionista mom, fair-trade-enthusiast mom, and soon-to-be mom.  We guarantee that she will love that [...]

Read More »


​Finding Meaningful Work: Thoughts on Volunteerism

I had never given much thought to volunteerism or the importance of volunteers, until I recently had a “why moment” with myself questioning my intentions for volunteering in the past and present, in the first place. What’s really in it for me? Is it just to feel good or does the effort I give make [...]

Read More »


Mesmerizing Markets: How We DON'T Find Artisan Groups

About two weeks ago, I moved to Santiago, Chile, on a quest to work closely with fair trade artisans and develop some new designs for our Fair Anita customers. This is a stunningly beautiful country; Andes mountains, beautiful beaches, glacial lakes—it's all here! As with any Latin country I've ever been to, there's also the [...]

Read More »


​India Travelers’ Notes: Our Travel Blog Picks

Why do we travel? Why are we so allured by the idea of travelling? The answers to these questions vary from one person to the other, with every journey a subjective reality for each. A few weeks ago, I finished reading a book by Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey entitled “Woman of Independent Means” (which I snagged [...]

Read More »