​Spring Cleaning: How You Can Create a Conscious Closet

Its finally Spring, and we’re excited! Who wouldn’t be? After months of hibernation and being indoors, it’s that time of the year when the air is light, the soil is richer, and the sun is welcomed with open arms for the promise of new life!Well, we at Fair Anita have started our “spring cleaning,” and we wanted to share with you how this spring, you can let go of the old stuff, as well as hab…

Fair Anita Podcast: Listen to interview on the Social Entrepreneur!

Fair Anita was recently interviewed for the podcast "Social Entrepreneur" with host Tony Loyd. Learn more about the story and the founder behind Fair Anita!iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/social-entrepreneur/id1056709361Stitcher Radio: http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=77273&refid=stprSoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/tonyloydWeb: http://tonyloyd.com/041…

How can Minnesota best support women? … Ask a woman

Achieving economic equity for women is an institutional problem that needs the attention of men and womenBY JOY MCBRIEN12-23-2015Post originally featured in the January issue of the Minnesota Business Magazine. ------------Let’s start with the celebration. Minnesota is ranked No. 1 in the nation — again —as the best state for women. Woohoo! [Insert band-playing and confetti-tossing!] In 2015, Minn…

5 Things I've Learned in My 1st Year Running a Social Enterprise

By Joy McBrien, Founder of Fair AnitaWhile bootstrapping to build this company, I've become a mediocre-master of many things, a Jane-of-all-trades. I surprised myself and built a website, but then got stumped and reached out for help. I started my first Instagram account, and very slowly built a following. I exported product for the first time, and totally messed up wiring money to the artisans.…

Q&A with Fair Anita Founder Joy McBrien on the Riveter

This feature was originally published on the Riveter. It can be viewed here. Text is quoted below. Q&A with Joy McBrien, Founder of Fair AnitaTHIS ONLINE MARKETPLACE SELLS ARTISAN CRAFTS FROM WOMEN IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES, MANY OF WHOM HAVE BEEN VICTIMS OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE. MCBRIEN SHARES THE DEEPLY PERSONAL STORY OF HOW HER PASSION PROJECT BEGAN, AND HER HOPES FOR ITS FUTURE.by Sally McGrawJoy…