The Impact of Buying Fair Trade

Fair Anita products are made fair trade by women in 16 countries. Learn why this matters.At Fair Anita, we strive to create beautiful products that you love to wear-- pretty pieces that can add a little-something-extra to any outfit. Because our customers are usually shopping with style and price point in mind first, often times the fact that our products are all made fair trade can be missed.&nbs…

Vote With Your Wallet This Holiday Season

This Holiday Season, Vote With Your WalletInvest in Businesses You SupportEvery year, a huge percentage of the population participates in Black Friday shopping. It is estimated that there will be 156 million shoppers and a combined $5.5 billion dollars spent online during Thursday and Friday. So, why does this matter? It matters because every dollar you spend (and most people will be spending a…

​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…