​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…
​Fashion Revolution and the History of Fast Fashion

​Fashion Revolution and the History of Fast Fashion

Fashion and fair are two words that are not historically combined. There has been a long fight for garment worker rights, and it’s not over yet. Since the founding of Fashion Revolution Week in 2013, activists have started asking brands for more transparency and better working conditions. However, the fight for fair fashion has been happening since garment factories began.This year, Fashion Revolu…
MSP Magazine: Fair Anita Founder Joy McBrien on Running an Ethically-Made Jewelry Business

MSP Magazine: Fair Anita Founder Joy McBrien on Running an Ethically-Made Jewelry Business

Joy McBrien's fair trade jewelry business partners with artisan cooperatives in the global south, and connects women across borders, race, and class.by Evie Odden at MSP MagazinePublished on their website on April 2, 2020Joy McBrien is based in the Twin Cities, but she answered my Google Hangout from Peru, where she was stuck due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. While stranded away from home for t…
​5 Things You Can Control in a Chaotic World

​5 Things You Can Control in a Chaotic World

In these uncertain times we are experiencing, many people have felt their lives be turned upside down. It can be easy to feel like you are living in a world you don’t recognize, so here are 5 things you can control when everything around you feels like chaos.1. How you go to sleep - It can be difficult to sleep if you go to bed stressed, but giving yourself time to unwind can help. Set aside 20 mi…
8 Tips for Working From Home

8 Tips for Working From Home

During this unprecedented time, many of us have moved to a home office. Transitioning from working surrounded by your co-workers to working in your home, is a challenge to say the least. Here at Fair Anita, we frequently work remote and would like to offer some tips on how we manage to be productive and work at home. 1. “Get dressed for the day. If you have a Zoom call with your co-workers, this…