The Heart of Ethiopia: Reflections on a Visit with Artisans in Addis Ababa

Our team took a trip to Ethiopia in early June 2018 to visit our two artisan partners that make jewelry from recycled bullet casings. Our Operations Manager, Anna, reflects on this experience:In the middle of a hot, congested, dusty city that reeks of diesel fumes, we visited two beacons of hope. Women who wouldn’t typically have the option to earn income can now support their families. They make…

Mindset Changes for a Healthy Life

Here are the two things that have been on my mind this week (for reference, this past week was women’s health week): When a woman has opportunities to change her life for the better, her family and community improve right along with her (One of the biggest lessons I have learned working at Fair Anita)Health is a key component to improving one’s life.And yes, those two things put together are what…

Best Commencement Speeches: Words of Wisdom by Influential Women from the Media

Every student looks forward to the day that they are finally able to shout to the world “I DID IT!” This time of the year brings us back to the moment when we were finally recognized for our efforts in school. Whether you’re a graduate this year or not, it’s always fun to be inspired by the brilliant commencement speeches, especially those delivered by honorary guests. Since it’s that season, we…

​When Colonialism and Feminism Clash: Looking Towards an Empowered Future in South Africa

“Freedom cannot be achieved unless women have been emancipated from all forms of oppression ... unless we see in visible and practical terms that the condition of the women of our country has radically changed for the better, and that they have been empowered to intervene in all aspects of life as equals with any other member of society” -Nelson Mandela 1994Nelson Mandela understood that in o…

Fair Anita Third Annual Benefit Report

As a social enterprise and Public Benefit Corporation, we're for-profit AND for-good.Our mission is legally-defined as "empowering under-resourced women through our supply chain and business operations." Each year, we report our organization's impact to the state of Minnesota. View the full report for 2017 here.Highlights include:Investing over $148,194 in our artisan partners around the world (in…

10 Ultimate To-Do's for the Best Galentine's Day Ever

Take a break from the chocolates and roses for a day and celebrate the people who have been by your side through every laugh, tear, snort, and sob- your gals! Here is a list of the ultimate 10 Galentine's Day activities for 2018:Get the Glitter for Galentine's Cards! The holiday wouldn't be complete without some much-needed love and support from one gal to the next. Spread the cheer with cheesy pu…