Fair trade gifts for the women in your life

This year we are here to help in all your gifting needs. From picking out jewelry for your Mom to your BFF, shopping should be fun and easy. Plus fair trade gifts are not only beautiful pieces, by purchasing fair trade git you will help empower women around the world!Friendships are so important!! But there is no need to wonder what to get your bestie this holiday season. We think these Chand…

What it means to be a sustainable company

The word sustainability has become quite the buzzword as of late. Businesses everywhere are scrambling to align their marketing and supply chains as sustainable to catch their customers attentions and bring in new customers. In this new age of consumerism, it matters where you shop and where your dollar goes, and companies hear that and are reacting to the changing economic climate. But what does…

What is Ethical Fashion?

How would you define “Ethical Fashion”? Ethical fashion encompasses the use of ethical fashion design, production, retail, and purchasing. It means that a company has agreed to abide by the ethical treatment of workers, fair wages, and a sustainable production supply chain, among many other things. Whether it’s paying a local seamstress a fair wage to produce your very own clothing line, or o…

​Have you ever wondered how much of your fair trade purchase goes back into artisan communities? Here’s an inside look…

Let’s use these Burte earrings from the Ethiopia collection as our example. They’re $14 on fairanita.com. The short version is this: of the $14, $5 goes to artisan groups, $1.25 goes to shipping and logistics, $.75 goes to Fair Anita $7 goes to our retail partners (or Fair Anita). But the more important information is not how much money, but what that money does. So let’s dig a little deeper…

​Our Journey Through Ethiopian Social Enterprises

Fair Anita operates as a social enterprise, which is, put simply, a business with a mission. It’s not a non-profit, in that it doesn’t rely on donors or financial support outside of its own business. However, it is unique from normal companies as it is driven by the goal of maximizing its social impact to improve the well being of people while operating a self sustaining for-profit business.…

​A Trailblazer in Action: Mu Sochua’s Path into Cambodian Politics

Cambodia's Mu Sochua sets a great example for motivating women to run for office. Run, women, run!With the threat of arrest by the majority government pressing down on her, Mu Sochua has called out to the international community to warn about the increasing corruption and authoritarian nature of Cambodia’s ruling party. But before she was a top politician and rights activists, Mu Sochua lived a r…