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: Aldea Artisans. Aldea Artisans is a part of our Divas4Divas website. This means they sell fair trade products made by women, for women.

Aldea focuses exclusively on handmade scarves. Most of their artisans are from Guatmela, and the fair trade scarves they produce are hip and colorful. Take a look.

What’s so unique about Aldea is that they have a wonderful section on their site that allows you to meet their artisans, and even watch videos to see how the scarves are made. Here’s what one of these pages looks like:

I love this! Pages like this really make buying fair trade personal. When you read the story of the woman who made what you’re buying, and how that purchase is helping to change her life, it really makes drives home the importance of fair trade and, I think, encourages future fair trade purchases.

Great job, Aldea!

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