​5 Things I’ve Learned in My 3rd Year Running a Social Enterprise

We did it! We made it through our 3rd year running a social enterprise. I was recently reflecting on how incredible it has been to see this idea grow into something real, and it has somehow happened without me taking the time to stop and recognize that. When I first started Fair Anita, our customers were exclusively my friends and family (thanks, peeps!), and it has been humbling to watc…

​Outspoken for a Cause: Rula Quaqas’ feminist mission in Jordan

While Jordanian women are some of the most educated in the world, entry into the workforce remains a challenge. With some estimates of literacy rate for women at 99%, it remains baffling that female employment in Jordan remains at 22%, while male’s employment rate is estimated to be 87%. Early childhood care, access to public transportation, and discrimination are attributed with creating major ba…

The Impact of Buying Fair Trade

Fair Anita products are made fair trade by women in 16 countries. Learn why this matters.At Fair Anita, we strive to create beautiful products that you love to wear-- pretty pieces that can add a little-something-extra to any outfit. Because our customers are usually shopping with style and price point in mind first, often times the fact that our products are all made fair trade can be missed.&nbs…

Vote With Your Wallet This Holiday Season

This Holiday Season, Vote With Your WalletInvest in Businesses You SupportEvery year, a huge percentage of the population participates in Black Friday shopping. It is estimated that there will be 156 million shoppers and a combined $5.5 billion dollars spent online during Thursday and Friday. So, why does this matter? It matters because every dollar you spend (and most people will be spending a…

​Fierce Mexican Feminists Call Out the Cat Callers

Catcalling is an experience shared almost universally amongst women. This behavior happens because some men feel that they have a right within the public sphere to comment upon a woman's body and appearance. Many men try to play off their catcalling behavior by proclaiming that they are merely complimenting women and letting them know they find them attractive. However, these actions are often per…

​Women Stand Up to Femicide and Domestic Violence in Uruguay

Hundreds of women stormed the streets up Uruguay’s capital, Montevideo, to protest against gendered violence and domestic abuse. A string of femicides in the preceding month sparked outrage in the South American country. A recent movement to protest gendered violence has surged through part of the continent, as highly publicized femicides have taken over the front pages in Uruguay and nearby count…