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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.

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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 [...]

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​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 [...]

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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 [...]

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​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 [...]

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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 [...]

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​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 [...]

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Fair Anita Featured in Pioneer Press

Fair Anita made the front page of the Local section in Sunday's Pioneer Press!  You can read the full article here:http://www.twincities.com/2016/04/01/bullets-to-beauty-st-paul-woman-recycles-materials-of-war/

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​Spring Cleaning: How You Can Create a Conscious Closet

Its finally Spring, and we’re excited! Who wouldn’t be? After months of hibernation and being indoors, it’s that time of the year when the air is light, the soil is richer, and the sun is welcomed with open arms for the promise of new life!Well, we at Fair Anita have started our “spring cleaning,” and we [...]

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Fair Anita featured on Fox 9 News

Watch the full 2-minute video here: http://www.fox9.com/news/89435769-video

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