Brilliant Idea? Turning Firehoses Into Accessories…

I love it when people find new ways to upcycle and reuse material that would otherwise go to waste. And, one of the most innovative ideas I’ve heard of yet is in the picture above.
Just take a good look. It’s a standard leather belt, right?¬†Wrong. That belt used to have another life as a firehose. [...]

Tracing Gold

Take a quick look at the jewelry you’re wearing. Look at your rings, your earrings, your necklace, and your bracelet. Unless you specifically bought jewelry labeled “fair trade”, there’s a darn good chance that the gold you’re wearing was mined with child labor and/or unsafe, unethical, and environmentally damaging mining practices.
It’s heart wrenching to think [...]

Fair Trade Stocking Stuffers

It’s hard to believe that Christmas is only two days away. Two days! How did the countdown get down to two?
December has been a whirlwind here at Earth Divas. We got a ton of amazing new bags up on the site, and we launched our Divas4Divas Campaign to help promote fair trade holiday gifts. Both [...]

The Pitfalls of Fair Trade? Sometimes, It Isn’t Fair

Here at Earth Divas, we’re passionately committed to fair trade practices with our artisans. Our owner, Ed, frequently travels to India and Nepal to meet with our artisans, and the co-ops they work with, to ensure that everyone is keeping their word and commitments to fair trade practices.
What’s scary is that sometimes, illegal practices still [...]

Some of Our Unique Fair Trade Accessories

Here at Earth Divas, we specialize in handmade, fair trade bags. But what you might not know is that our artisans also make many unique, handmade accessories like scarves, necklaces, hats, belts, and mittons. Yep, really!
I love the accessories we carry because they’re truly unique. So, I wanted to highlight a few of my favorite [...]

Fair Trade Laptop Cases

I learned a valuable lesson a few weeks ago: water and laptops don’t go well together. As a result of an unfortunate accident involving these two elements, I had to upgrade my laptop. The good news is that the death of my old laptop meant I had a good excuse to get the new MacBook [...]

Fair Trade Gifts Galore!

It’s hard to believe that Christmas Eve is 10 days from today. Yowza! So, I wanted to highlight some more fair trade gifts before the timeline closes for Christmas delivery. Don’t forget, you have until this coming Friday, December 16, to order in time for Christmas Day delivery!
Don’t Forget to Shop Fair Trade!
Before I dive [...]

Fair Trade Bags for the Holidays

The winter holiday season is one of my most favorite times of the year. And, compiling gift lists is a favorite past time.
This year, many of my friends and family will be getting handmade gifts. I love making and canning my own foods, and throughout the summer and fall I stay busy creating gourmet jams [...]

Divas4Divas is Up and Running!

I’m super excited to let you all know that our Divas4Divas Campaign officially went live this week! Yahoo!¬†Isn’t our badge gorgeous? I love it’s feminine, vintage-inspired look so, so much. And the best part is that this campaign has the ability to do real and lasting good in the lives of women in developing countries.
How [...]