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…

Inspiring Feminist Quotes

Check out these short, inspiring feminist quotes by powerful women from around the world.  Which one do you resonate with most? What are your favorite feminism quotes?  Share with us!Check out our blog post on Inspiring Fair Trade Quotes.…

What’s the difference? Fair trade vs free trade and why it matters

Two terms that often get confused are fair trade and free trade. While fair trade and free trade sound similar, they are polar opposites. There’s much more accountability and transparency when it comes to products that are made in a fair trade setting than traditional factories and sweatshops. Here are some of the key differences between fair trade versus free trade:1. WagesWith fair trade product…

Feminist Books We're Reading

One of my personal goals from this year was to read more feminist literature, especially written by women of color. There are so many exceptional books out there, but here are a few feminist books that I (or someone on our team!) have really enjoyed:Hunger, Roxane GayI can’t say enough good things about this book. I never expected to resonate so strongly with a book that is seemingly about the au…