​Inspired by Earth Day: 8 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

We are celebrating Earth Day, which marks the anniversary of the modern environmental movement incited in 1970. However, the struggle for awareness that the environment faces should go beyond this day. It’s a continuous plight to save the Earth. I know, I know, its sounds a bit dramatic and most of us would probably just brush this off. We think to ourselves, why not leave this problem…

Mother's Day Gift Guide

With Mother's Day around the corner, we want to make sure you're prepared to give your mama the best gift ever! We've curated some of our top-selling products based on the type of mom you're shopping for: on-the-go mom, simple-jewelry mom, fashionista mom, fair-trade-enthusiast mom, and soon-to-be mom.  We guarantee that she will love that this gift is not only beautiful, but also empowers wo…

​Finding Meaningful Work: Thoughts on Volunteerism

I had never given much thought to volunteerism or the importance of volunteers, until I recently had a “why moment” with myself questioning my intentions for volunteering in the past and present, in the first place. What’s really in it for me? Is it just to feel good or does the effort I give make a difference to the organization that I volunteer at?It helps me to process these things with my frie…

Mesmerizing Markets: How We DON'T Find Artisan Groups

About two weeks ago, I moved to Santiago, Chile, on a quest to work closely with fair trade artisans and develop some new designs for our Fair Anita customers. This is a stunningly beautiful country; Andes mountains, beautiful beaches, glacial lakes—it's all here! As with any Latin country I've ever been to, there's also the amazing street food, catchy music and celebrations, and those tempting…

​India Travelers’ Notes: Our Travel Blog Picks

Why do we travel? Why are we so allured by the idea of travelling? The answers to these questions vary from one person to the other, with every journey a subjective reality for each. A few weeks ago, I finished reading a book by Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey entitled “Woman of Independent Means” (which I snagged for only $3 from a second hand bookstore!) I was inspired by the heroine of the book, Bess…

Fair Anita Featured in Pioneer Press

Fair Anita made the front page of the Local section in Sunday's Pioneer Press!  You can read the full article here:http://www.twincities.com/2016/04/01/bullets-to-beauty-st-paul-woman-recycles-materials-of-war/…