I love it when Valentine’s Day rolls around because I get to write a post about fair trade, ethical, and sustainable Valentine’s Gifts.
First, here are some fun facts about Valentine’s Day from the National Confectioners Association:
More than 36 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate will be sold for Valentine’s Day.
On February 14, 270 A.D., Roman Emperor [...]
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Yes, it’s only January 21. And yes, right now the winds are howling across the Northern Plains and freezing residents with wind chills of -25 to -50. But, this is exactly why I’ve got the spring bug. I’m dreaming of bright green buds of grass, beautiful new flowers, delicate leaves uncurling from bare branches, bright [...]
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In most parts of the world, we take water for granted. We turn on the tap, and out it comes. However, in India, especially in rural regions, water is an incredibly scarce resource.
The artisans in Rajasthan are known for their block print fabric, which is turned into bags by Handmade Expressions (and many other fair [...]
Filed under: Fair Trade News on January 11th, 2013 | No Comments »
I love sharing good news here at the Earth Divas blog, and I’ve discovered some news that, while it’s not entirely new (anymore), it is rather noteworthy. Somehow, I just missed it when it broke a few months ago, so perhaps some of you missed the big announcement as well.
Hershey Chocolates has committed to using 100% [...]
Filed under: Fair Trade News on January 10th, 2013 | No Comments »
I wanted to share some beautiful pictures our owner Ed took of our artisans, and of the tailoring school he has started in Nepal!
Here’s what Ed has to say about the Tailoring School he has founded in Nepal.
“In Nepal and throughout the developing world most craft items are made by women, and by hand. Men [...]
Filed under: Uncategorized on January 4th, 2013 | No Comments »
I love promoting businesses that have a clear social conscience. The reason is because caring about others, especially the artisans that are the foundation of a business, is something we care deeply about here at Earth Divas. We give 100% of our profits back to the artisans who make our bags. Our CEO, Ed, doesn’t [...]
Filed under: Uncategorized on January 3rd, 2013 | No Comments »
It’s amazing to me that just ten years ago, most people didn’t know what “fair trade” was. However, the last decade has proven to be a boon for the fair trade industry. Thanks to hundreds, and even thousands, of public awareness campaigns, and the rising awareness of social responsibility, today many consumers understand what fair [...]
Filed under: Uncategorized on January 2nd, 2013 | No Comments »