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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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Fair Anita Podcast: Listen to interview on the Social Entrepreneur!

Fair Anita was recently interviewed for the podcast "Social Entrepreneur" with host Tony Loyd. Learn more about the story and the founder behind Fair Anita!iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/social-entrepreneur/id1056709361Stitcher Radio: http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=77273&refid=stprSoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/tonyloydWeb: http://tonyloyd.com/041

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How can Minnesota best support women? … Ask a woman

Achieving economic equity for women is an institutional problem that needs the attention of men and womenBY JOY MCBRIEN12-23-2015Post originally featured in the January issue of the Minnesota Business Magazine. ------------Let’s start with the celebration. Minnesota is ranked No. 1 in the nation — again —as the best state for women. Woohoo! [Insert band-playing and [...]

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5 Things I've Learned in My 1st Year Running a Social Enterprise

By Joy McBrien, Founder of Fair AnitaWhile bootstrapping to build this company, I've become a mediocre-master of many things, a Jane-of-all-trades. I surprised myself and built a website, but then got stumped and reached out for help. I started my first Instagram account, and very slowly built a following. I exported product for the [...]

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