How to Design a Better Business

If you've been following Fair Anita for a while, you've likely heard us share this fact: financial insecurity is the #1 reason women stay in abusive relationships. When we build supply chains for highly skilled marginalized women to sell their work, we give them a tool to acknowledge their past but look forward to the future. By creating a better way to do business, we can design a world we w…

5 Things I've Learned in My 5th Year Running a Social Enterprise

We made it. Apparently only 50% of small businesses survive 5 years in business, and here we are, having just completed our 5th year. I've literally had to check that my math is right multiple times, as it feels rather unbelievable that this has been my full-time gig for that long.  In most ways, we still feel very much like a small start-up business (just ask my scrappy Operations Manager BF…

​Favorite Unusual Winter Activities

It is here, the season that most midwesterners have mixed feelings about. The snow is so pretty...but the driving is crazy and the air is cold. Fair Anita is a global brand, but we are based out of Minnesota, and as any Minnesota native knows, in winter it is important to keep busy to avoid cabin fever. So here are three recommendations for (feminist) activities to enjoy this winter.Build Communit…

Mental Health Tips for the Holidays

We know this is a busy season, with so many holiday gatherings to attend, gifts to purchase, and traveling home to catch up with family...the list is endless. Well, we are here for you. During this hectic time of year, let us all collectively take a deep breath and remember that we do not have to live up to big expectations-- it's most important that we take care of ourselves!We know that there ar…

​Let’s Throw an (Eco) Party!

Hey there, changemakers. Now that you have sustainably purchased your holiday gifts, let’s throw a party!!!I promise we are not trying to add just another chore to your holiday list. Hosting a green party can be so easy. You've heard of the “reduce, reuse, recycle” rule, and we are going to follow that pattern, easy peasy. You can kind of think of our holiday party tips as reducing first, reusing…

​Fair Trade Grab Bag for International Justice Mission

Holidays done differently.  Fair Trade Grab Bags go on sale on Tuesday, December 3rd.This year on Giving Tuesday, Fair Anita is partnering with 9 other fair trade brands to create a Fair Trade Grab Bag. Get a great deal on your stocking stuffers, all while giving back! Proceeds from the grab bags will be donated to International Justice Mission, a non-profit dedicated to fighting for human ri…