Fair Trade Retailer Profile: Aldea Artisans

With fall on the way, many of you are probably starting to think about scarves. I know I always do this time of year. Scarves are the perfect accessory because they can be worn on hot or cold days, and they brighten up any outfit.
I wanted to highlight one small fair trade business I love: [...]

Upcycle Ideas from Pintrest

Are any of you on Pinterest? I just joined a few weeks ago, and I now wish I’d joined the site long before. Pintrest is awesome, and it’s full of amazing ideas and inspiration.
There are also endless, creative ideas for upcycling old clothing into something else. Have a look at some creative Pins I found [...]

Fair Trade: Small and Meaningful

I love reading stories about people who feel so passionate about fair trade that they give up “traditional” aspirations (such as moving to a big city after college in order to get a high-paying job) in order to pursue the dream of making a significant difference in the world.
I stumbled upon a story just like [...]

Perfect Fair Trade Fall BagsFair Trade Bags for Fall

Well, fall has finally arrived, at least in the Upper Midwest. The leaves are slowly starting to turn thanks to the 40 and 50 degree nights we’ve been having. When I wake up in the mornings, the air streaming through my open windows is downright chilly.
Normally I feel a little sad at summer’s passing. But [...]

Fair Trade Fall Scarves

As I write this, it’s a cool 64 degrees outside. It’s been raining for two days here, and after the sweltering hot, dry summer we’ve had, I’m welcoming every drop! However, this early glimpse of fall weather has me thinking about cozy, wool scarves.
1. Earth Divas Fair Trade Wool Scarf

The Earth Divas fair trade black [...]

Eco-Friendly Back to School Supplies

Over the next few weeks, many kids will be headed back to school. And after Labor Day, the colleges will start filling up.
I know I’ve said this before, but back to school time always comes as a shock. And right now, parents are starting to scramble to buy back to school supplies for their kids. [...]

Eco-Friendly, Fair Trade Backpacks for Back to School

It never fails. When I walk into a store like Target and see pencils, erasers, lunch boxes, and notebooks, I’m always in a state of shock. Where did the summer go? Are kids really about to start catching the school bus in the morning? Are our sun-dimpled lazy afternoons soon to be a thing of [...]

Eco-Friendly iPhone Cases

These days, the iPhone is just as much a fashion statement and identity-marker as your fair trade bag, DIY jacket, and custom-dyed jeans. This little device, carried by millions, not only keeps you in touch with the people you love, but it also lets you stay connected to the web, listen to music, and look [...]