Fair Trade Wedding Dresses: Celia Grace

If you’re planning a wedding, have you given much thought to the dress you’ll be wearing? And I don’t mean thinking about how stunning it’s going to be. I mean, have you thought about where that dress will be made? Where it will come from? How will that dress impact the environment, and the [...]

Perfect Fair Trade Festival Bags

We’ve gotten so many wonderful fair trade bags, and tons of them are perfect for the upcoming music festival season! Bottle Rock just ended, and next on tap is the Detroit Movement Festival, which takes place over Memorial Day Weekend. I’ll be there all three days!
If you’re a music festival goer, then you know that [...]

Amazing Fair Trade Rugs

When I stumbled into this interview with Chris Haughton on Digital Arts I knew I had to share it with all of you because it’s just amazing.
Chris Hauton is an author, but he’s also the owner of Node, a company that helps connects artists with fair trade artisans in Nepal. Put simply, the artists create [...]

Have a Fair Trade Holiday Celebration

Are you planning a big holiday celebration next week? I am; although things will be fairly quiet in my home on Christmas Day, our big celebration will actually take place Saturday night with some dear friends. There will be presents, and a wonderfully large dinner.
I’m doing what I can to make our celebration eco-friendly and [...]

Fair Trade Federation’s 2013 Fair Trade Calendar Now Available

Each year, the Fair Trade Federation sells a beautiful calendar to raise money and spread awareness. And, the 2013 calendar is now available!
I’m really excited for this year’s calendar because the photography is always stunning. There’s also plenty of great information about fair trade within the calendar itself. According to the FTF, the 2013 calendar [...]

British Farmers Need Fair Trade Labeling

When most people hear the words “fair trade,” they envision foods and goods that come from struggling communities in third world countries; I know that’s what I often picture. However, you might not expect a fair trade label on foods or goods that’s produced in a developed nation, such as the United States or Great [...]

Amazing Fair Trade Store: Raven + Lily

I love finding new socially-responsible businesses to fall in love with. And when those businesses sell products I can fall in love with at the same time, even better.
This is what has happened with Raven + Lily. This site carries all the things women love: clothing, jewelry, paper, scarves, and bath luxuries. The best part [...]

Packing Light for Fair Trade Travel

No matter where I go, or how long I go for, I take only my purse and a backpack with me on my travels.
The reason I love packing uber-light are many: it’s cheaper (I don’t have to pay a suitcase charge), it’s easier (I don’t lug suitcases around an airport, or around the subway or [...]

Love from Nepal, Part II

I lovelovelove when Ed visits our artists in Nepal and India, because it means I have wonderful pictures to share with all of you!
Here are some more lovely images from Ed’s latest trip to Nepal.

Why I Love Handmade, and Why You Should Too…

Just a few years ago, I never thought twice about buying a piece of jewelry, or a hat, or a sweater, off the shelf. If it was cool, and it struck my fancy, then it came home with me. End of story. I never gave it much thought.
Everything began to change when I discovered Etsy. [...]