Why We Run A For-Profit, Mission-Based Business

As a mission-based organization, one of the most common misconceptions is that we are a non-profit organization. Our incorporation as a for-profit, mission-based business was very intentional.  We are proud of this, so I wanted to share a bit more about the details and thought process behind this decision.Public Benefit Corporation: what it is and what it isn't.In January 2015, we incorporate…

Artisan Country Profile: Ethiopia

 Since 2015, Fair Anita has been working with a women’s artisan cooperative located just outside the capital of Addis Ababa in Ethiopia. Best known for transforming bullet casings from war into beautiful beaded jewelry, these women strive not only to provide for themselves and their families, but also to break down cycles of poverty and patriarchy in their daily lives. It is impossible to und…

5 Things I Learned in My 2nd Year Running a Social Enterprise

By Joy McBrien, Founder of Fair AnitaJust over 2 years ago, we incorporated Fair Anita as a Public Benefit Corporation in the State of Minnesota.  An entirely new structure in our state, I knew there would be a learning curve, but I was committed to being along for that ride to provide that a business can be BOTH profitable and provide real social value.  This year has been another crazy…

#InvestInWomen: The Story Behind Fair Anita

We believe in investing in other women. This is the very idea behind Fair Anita, a social enterprise that invests in the power of women. Hear our story and become part of our endeavor in creating opportunities for women around the globe.

Sustainable & Lifestyle Blogs We Love!

It’s so wonderful to see that more and more people are getting into ethical fashion and sustainable living. It’s always such a pleasure to connect with other women who have the same ideals and who value the adage, “change starts with oneself.” If you are on the journey to live a life for social good and environmental preservation, here’s a short list of our favorite bloggers. Add them to your read…