fair trade fashion

Fair Trade Giveaway – Threads Worldwide

I was recently contacted by a fair trade organization, Threads Worldwide, and asked if I wanted to check out their products and possibly host a giveaway on Do A Little Good. Um….YES PLEASE!   Threads was created by a group of three friends, … as a way to provide a market and income to skilled artisans who would otherwise be limited in their potential. We source

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SutiSana – Bags bringing hope and healing to Bolivia.

Last month I photographed some bright and springy clutches for a social enterprise in Bolivia called SutiSana. It is a very special program bringing hope and healing to former prostitute workers in El Alto, Bolivia, through an organization called Word Made Flesh. I have many personal connections with various WMF staff through our time together at John Brown University in Arkansas. I fully believe in the important

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India 2.0 | What transformation looks like…

Last week, I journeyed back to India. I rarely ever go back to the same place twice. Call it the curse of wanderlust… always yearning for new, different, exciting places to visit/experience. So, being given the opportunity to return to India and specifically to Bangalore, where Daughters of Hope is located, turned out to be an incredibly enriching experience. Last year, I visited my

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Ethical Holiday Shopping | The Root Collective

So we have talked about TOMS Marketplace and the newly launched and fabulous TO THE MARKET (TTM). Today, I am going to introduce you to another wonderful company doing a lot of good.   I recently got connected with Bethany, founder and chief designer of The Root Collective. Besides being fabulous, she has a heart of gold. We met in person at The Holiday

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TO THE MARKET | Survivor-Made Goods (TTM)

One of the highlights of my time at the #AYASummit hosted by ONE Girls & Women, was meeting Jane Mosbacher Morris.  Jane sat on a panel with Barrett Ward, founder of FashionABLE, Sydney Price of Kate Spade NY’s on purpose brand, and Petronella of Heifer International speaking about economic empowerment for women. (Jane and I wearing our HOPE Products sari infinity scarves at #AYASummit)

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Ethical Fashion | HOPE products + Noonday + The Root Collective

Spending time in India with the wonderful, brave, inspiring ladies at Daughters of Hope this past January has been the highlight of my year. When I found out that they have just released their first line of fair trade products to be sold here in the USA, I went a little wild. I immediately connected with the wonderful people in Georgia who are dedicating

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Fair Trade Fashion | FashionABLE Teshome Bracelet

One of my favorite fair trade companies is FashionABLE. Their scarves are fabulous and I have always loved the personal connection you feel with their artisans and products. Each product is named after one of the women in their program in Ethiopia. Each tag has her hand written name and a glimpse into how the purchase of that particular product is helping change her

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