Introducing the Stacy's Rise Project Class of 2020

Introducing the Stacy's Rise Project Class of 2020

Fair Anita is joining 14 other female-founded businesses in the Stacy’s Rise Project Class of 2020. With this opportunity, Fair Anita will receive a grant, along with mentorship, classes, and free advertising for 4 months. We are so excited to be a part of this group of women dedicated to doing good business. Keep reading to learn more about the wonderful female founders joining us in this clas…
6 Quotes about Persistence

6 Quotes about Persistence

Sometimes life is rough. And by that, I mean life is full of obstacles that get in the way of our goals and dreams. So what do we do when something stands in our way? Well, sometimes we should to take a breath, go for a walk or  talk to a friend. I find that inspiration can be really useful. Here are just a few quotes that are helpful to get through difficult time. (p.s. #2 is my persona…
A few of our favorite local Minnesota artisans

A few of our favorite local Minnesota artisans

Now more than ever is a time to shop small and support local businesses. We’re lucky to be a part of the Minneapolis maker community. Shout out to Hayley Matthews Jones with Minneapolis Craft Market for organizing amazing markets year-round -- we can’t wait for her markets to be back up and running once the COVID 19 health crisis is over. In the meantime, a lot of small businesses in the Twin Citi…
The Fair Trade Movement has a Whiteness Problem

The Fair Trade Movement has a Whiteness Problem

The fair trade movement has a whiteness problem.Most fair trade-verified organizations are led by white people, primarily women. Fair Anita, as you likely know, is no different. For the last 5 years, our leadership team has been two white women, Anna and myself (pictured). I believe the whiteness of fair trade is rooted in a long history of colonialism and white savior complex. And while we a…
​How to Celebrate Mother’s Day Virtually

​How to Celebrate Mother’s Day Virtually

Mother’s Day 2020 is likely going to be strange. Many of you may be celebrating virtually, and that can be difficult. At this time, more than ever, it would be nice to get a hug from the mother figures in our lives. But for time being, we shall continue distancing in order to protect those we love. In the spirit of Mother’s Day, here is a list of ways to celebrate your Mom virtually.1. Make brunch…
​It's Time to Expand the Conversation About Consent

​It's Time to Expand the Conversation About Consent

Consent is sexy-- that’s a phrase I remember a subset of people trying to make go viral in my early twenties. The thing is: consent doesn’t have to be sexy. But it is still necessary.While consent generally means “to voluntarily agree” and is used in fields like law and medicine, culturally, we’ve pushed the idea of “consent” into this narrow definition of when it’s relevant: only in the bed…