Fair Trade Stockings and Wreaths

The winter holidays are going to be here before you know it. And here at Earth Divas, we already have Christmas on our minds. It’s our busiest time of year, and also one of the most wonderful because the end of the year is when we turn over all our profits back to our artisans. [...]

Fair Trade Holiday Ornaments

It feels really strange to start writing about the winter holidays already, but we just got in all of our holiday decorations and I couldn’t wait to put them up here on the blog!
Every year, Earth Divas has our artisans make a wide variety of holiday ornaments and decorations. And this year’s batch of Christmas [...]

Women Posing As Men to Get Ahead

“Whatever women do they must do twice as good as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult.”
– Charlotte Whitton

Throughout history, there are countless stories of women posing as men to either protect themselves, or get ahead in a male-dominated society.
One of my favorite examples is Jane Austen, who published “Pride [...]

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 [...]

Eco Friendly Backpacks for Back to School

Every year, come late July, those three little words start popping up everywhere…”Back to School.” I start seeing bright yellow pencils, single-subject notebooks, and snowy white bottles of glue lined up neatly on store shelves. I also start seeing parents eyeing eco-friendly lunchboxes, water bottles, and backpacks.
The backpacks we make here at Earth Divas are [...]

Lessons From Bangladesh: The High Cost of Cheap Clothes

Several weeks ago in Bangladesh, an overcrowded garment factory collapsed in the middle of a work day, killing over 1,100 workers. I remember that in the days and weeks following the tragedy, that number kept climbing. And as it climbed, my anger, heartbreak, and frustration climbed as well.
A tragedy like this is always senseless. All [...]

New Fair Trade Spring Floral Bags!

It’s like Christmas when we get new designs in, and I have so many to share with you this week! So, I’m diving right in. In fact, I’m going to have to segment them out we have so many fun bags to showcase.
Since today is May Day, I want to highlight our newest fair trade [...]

Why We Should Be Buying Fair Trade Sugar

Did you know that the average American consumes 22 teaspoons of sugar every day? That’s 100 pounds of sugar each year. Yeah, it’s a lot.
Much of the world’s sugar comes from Africa, where it’s easy to grow sugarcane. The problem is that because the sugarcane industry is so huge there, workers are largely unprotected. Child [...]

Tom’s Ticket to Give Campaign

So yesterday I wrote about some of the great Spring styles that one of my favorite companies, Tom’s, has come out with recently. However, I had no idea they were involved with a really exciting and wonderful social awareness campaign.
It’s called Ticket to Give. Here’s what’s happening: Tom’s wants to take 50 people with them [...]

New Toms for Spring!

Tom’s is one of my favorite companies, for several reasons. First, their shoes and flats are wonderfully stylish and comfortable; any company who can marry comfort and style get an A+ in my book.
However, a more important reason why I love Tom’s is because they have huge heart, and they are committed to making a [...]