Celebrating International Women’s Day on March 8

Celebrating International Women’s Day on March 8
March 7, 2013 Sarah Culler

Since 1909, International Women’s Day has shined a spotlight on the status of equality for all women. We like to think that everyday as Women’s Day at our store, since many fair trade products are crafted by women. Their work helps build better communities and ensures a bright future for their children and their children’s children.

Even Google is celebrating! Here’s a peek at the commemorative Google Doodle for March 8:

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Learn about the doodler’s inspiration here.

Beads for Learning from the The Leakey Collection are one of our favorite products made by women — Maasai women in Rift Valley of Kenya, East Africa. Your purchase pays teachers in rural Kenya to provide education for girls.

Beads for Learning Bracelet

Search for an event near you (and there are many virtual events, so you can also celebrate online!) If you’re near NYC, our friends at Global Goods Partners are co-sponsoring a march and rally for a life free from violence against women and girls at the Dag Hammarskjold Plaza (E. 47th St. between 1st and 2nd Ave).

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