Meet Fair Traders

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    Kantha Jewelry

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    Before we say goodbye to summer and hello to colorful leaves, picking apples, and throwing on our favorite sweater, it’s time for an arm party! Add some depth and color to your wrist with kantha bracelets.

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  • Heirloom Quality: Redefining Value Through Fair Trade

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    With the rise of manufacturing, the art of creating and passing down heirlooms has dwindled. Fair trade, however, has the potential to change this. There is something “heirloom-like” about fair trade products in the sense that they are handcrafted using traditional techniques, unique to a geographical area, and they are made with pride.

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  • Craftspring: Women Empowered Through Tradition

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    This is the 7th installment of our “Conversations” series where we interview our fair trade partners about their work with artisans…

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    Hand in Hand: Helping Haiti Rebuild

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    We caught up with Bill, Courtney and Zofia of Hand in Hand in New York at the NYNOW gift show to see their new product lines and chat about their on-going projects in Haiti. We emailed them some questions about their most recent trip to Haiti and Zofia kindly answered, giving us a great insiders perspective on their work.

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    Arpilleras: A Peruvian Folk Art Tradition

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    Arpilleras: A Peruvian Folk Art Tradition Lucuma Designs began working with Arpilleras artisans in the late 90s, but the art…

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    Mata Traders Conversation

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    We have been working with Mata Traders for several years and have cherished our partnership as they are one of very few fair trade clothing companies available in the U.S. Their clothing boasts fun patterns, stylish cuts and their artisans’ craftsmanship is fantastic. Jonit goes to visit the artisans often and answered some questions for us in the 6th issue of our Conversation Series.

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  • Acacia Creations: A Commitment to People

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    Acacia Creations has a true commitment to people, which is what fair trade is all about. We interview the founder, Maura, about her life and work in Kenya. She tells us the inspiring story of Virginia and her daughter Rachael who has been able to go to school because of her mother’s work as a beader with Acacia Creations and has risen to the top of her class!

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  • Matr Boomie: Sustainable People & Planet

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    Environmental sustainability is one of the 9 fair trade principles, but Matr Boomie takes sustainability to a whole new level. For an inside look into Matr Boomie’s comprehensive Sustainability Report, we caught up with founder, Manish Gupta to ask him some questions.

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    WorldFinds: Transforming Lives in India

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    This is the third installment of a series we’re calling “Conversations.”  It’s more of an interview series, where we ask our…

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    Jenny Krauss: Empowering Women in Peru

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    This is the second installment of a series we’re calling “Conversations.”  It’s more of an interview series, where we ask our…

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