Female Entrepreneurs We Admire

Female Entrepreneurs We Admire

I get inspired by learning about women entrepreneurs. I love to follow the highs and lows that entrepreneurs experience as they're building a company, the often humble beginnings and the failures, the risks they take along the way, and how women-led businesses have the potential to create large shifts in society. Here are a few of my favorite female leaders:Janice Bryant Howroyd - Founder and CEO…
How Fair Anita Makes Sustainable Fashion with Recycled Materials

How Fair Anita Makes Sustainable Fashion with Recycled Materials

As part of the fair trade principles Fair Anita abides by, we strive to cultivate environmental stewardship being as environmentally-conscious as possible. This is an ever-evolving process, but one of the ways we make sustainable fashion is by using recycled materials whenever possible. Bonus, these materials are always local to our artisan partners, which supports their local economies and minimi…
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…