​What to look for when buying fair trade

​What to look for when buying fair trade

What to look for when buying fair tradeHow do you buy fair trade? This is a question I eagerly sought out answers for when I first learned that there where different ways of shopping. And luckily for us, buying fair trade has never been easier. There are countless shops popping up all over the world that sell exclusively fair trade products, or that have a strong consciously curated collections. J…
​Who benefits from Fair Trade?

​Who benefits from Fair Trade?

Who benefits from Fair Trade?The answer to this question is simple. Everyone should benefit from fair trade. This includes everyone from the producers to the people who are buying the beautifully made products. Why should everyone benefit? Because that is what is fair. Fair Trade ProducersNot only do the fair trade producers benefit from fair trade, but so do their families. Because fair trade pro…
Meet Anita: The Brilliant Woman Behind Our Name

Meet Anita: The Brilliant Woman Behind Our Name

The quick answer: she's one of our favorite women in the entire world, and part of the inspiration behind our brand.The longer answer: she was a social worker in Chimbote, Peru, one of the largest poorest cities in the world, where she prioritized building a better community for women and their children.  Now, she co-leads one of our partner cooperatives in Peru, working alongside 12 talented…
Sustainability on a Budget

Sustainability on a Budget

So, how do you shop sustainably when fast fashion fits better in your budget and has the items you are interested in?Well, let’s start with part one of that question- budget. Keep in mind that sustainable brands typically cost more than your average H&M or *gasp* Target because they guarantee fair wages for their employees, use responsibly sourced materials, and often support additional opport…
Video Interview: Fair Anita Goals & Advice for Student Entrepreneurs

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…