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…

A Week of Appreciation

This week includes teacher appreciation week, nurse recognition week, World Fair Trade Day, and Mother’s Day. Whew! If you are like me, you have a list of at least 100 people you would love to acknowledge. So what’s stopping us? Let’s shower those around us with praise and encouragement. And I’ll give away a set…

Teaching Toddlers about Poverty

It began with frustration.  “Mom, can you get me water? Mom, can I have a snack?  Mom, I need you to open this? Mom, will you fix my toy?” (all in the span of 3 minutes, right?!?) And out of my mouth came the words, “Did you know there are boys and girls around this…

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…

Fashion Revolution Week

Today marks the last day of Fashion Revolution Week 2018.  But it doesn’t have to be the end. Ideas can change us. And actions speak volumes, especially when money is involved.  So what if for the next year, we resolved to change our habits. *What if we buy second hand or have swaps with friends?…