Visioning Change: The "Why" that Fueled Fair Anita

We're on a misson to create economic self-sufficiency for women around the world. Hear the "why" that fueled this passion for our founder, Joy.Thanks to Danami Champion and his team at Community Blueprint for creating this special video!…

Meet Anita: The Brilliant Woman Behind Our Name

The quick answer: she's one of our favorite women in the entire world, and part of the inspiration behind our brand.The longer answer: she was a social worker in Chimbote, Peru, one of the largest poorest cities in the world, where she prioritized building a better community for women and their children.  Now, she co-leads one of our partner cooperatives in Peru, working alongside 12 talented…

Sustainability on a Budget

So, how do you shop sustainably when fast fashion fits better in your budget and has the items you are interested in?Well, let’s start with part one of that question- budget. Keep in mind that sustainable brands typically cost more than your average H&M or *gasp* Target because they guarantee fair wages for their employees, use responsibly sourced materials, and often support additional opport…

Video Interview: Fair Anita Goals & Advice for Student Entrepreneurs

Check out this 10 min video with some details about Fair Anita's financials and goals for the future, advice to student entrepreneurs, couple artisan stories, and, as always, our favorite statistics around creating economies where women thrive.  Our Founder, Joy McBrien, is excited to be featured on the Entrepreneur and Innovation Exchange!https://eiexchange.com/content/mission-driven-startup…

​4 tips to find the perfect ethical bridal jewelry

A beautiful dress is the star of every bride’s wedding day look. It can feel impossible to find jewelry that compliments your dress without overshadowing it, matches your personal style, and fits the occasion. If you’re looking for ethical, sustainable jewelry, it can be even trickier. So for the overwhelmed bride or bridesmaid, we’re sharing a few of our tips and tricks to finding the perfect eth…

An Insider’s Look at Working for a Social Enterprise

One of the most commonly asked questions after, “So are you Anita?” is “What’s it like to work for a social enterprise?” I spent a year volunteering with Fair Anita before officially becoming a staff member. The last three years as Operations Manager have flown by, and it’s been amazing to see how much Fair Anita has grown in such a short time. Here are some of my current learnings while working a…