Fair Trade Sales

Everyone loves a good sale.  And Trades of Hope has an amazing 50% off one going on right now. But if Ethical Fashion is about treating workers fairly and with dignity, doesn’t a sale hurt them? I’m thankful that the answer is a resounding NO. At Trades of Hope, all 13,000+ artisans are paid upfront…

3 Reasons to Hate Slow Fashion

Do you have a love/hate relationship with clothes?  I do. I want them to be comfy and functional.  I don’t want to be vain or treat them as idols, but I do want them to be classy, also.  At age 33, I thought I had my wardrobe figured out. Enter fair trade. After diving into…

Busy Mothers

Are weekends in the spring just filled with busyness? Yesterday I taught students in China online, watched my son’s first soccer game, and hosted a Sseko pop-up in a fair trade store downtown.  And all that happened by 1pm. This may seem like a strange topic for Mother’s Day, but for the last two years,…

Minimalist Fair Trade Advocate

Before joining Trades of Hope, I owned five pieces of jewelry. I bought a new purse every five years…and they were cheap and plain. Now I work with two amazing fair trade companies that both release new items every couple of months (both having new summer products coming today…eek). So how do I reconcile going…