Believe it or not, we’ve reached the final installment of this summer’s Style That Gives Back series (we’re tearing up!). Each week we spotlighted some of our favorite Fair Trade items from all over the globe. From Colombia to Kenya to Thailand, these items came to us from all over and we couldn’t have been happier to share their stories with you. In this final post, we’ll be featuring t [...]
What better way to give back than by making people smile? That’s exactly what the String Dolls by Kamibashi do. These adorable handmade dolls are sure to put a big grin on anyone’s face. What’s even better is that all of the talented artisans responsible for their creation are paid above the living wage in Thailand!
Kamibashi is a member of the Fair Trade Federation and has always been [...]
In this week’s Style That Gives Back installment, we’re focusing on a special set of bracelets. Beads for Learning, handcrafted by the Maasai artisans in Kenya, are one-of-a-kind bracelets that represent the futures of educated children in Africa. The Leakey Collection donates 100% of their profits to pay for teacher salaries in rural Kenya. What’s more beautiful than an educated child?
Acacia Creations are a fantastic example of Style That Gives Back. Their vibrantly colored bracelets featured in this next post are not just made from recycled materials – their proceeds directly benefit the artisans and their families. All artists are paid a monthly
salary in addition to a percentage of what they make, allowing all Acacia employees to earn five times the Kenyan national [...]
We’re very happy to be back again this week with another exciting addition to our Style That Gives Back series. This post will focus on Global Handmade Hope’s Cana Flecha Cuffs, coming to us from the Zenú Indians of Colombia. These bracelets are carefully hand-woven from pieces of Cana Flecha, a palm tree indigenous to South America. The leaves are sun-dried and then cut into strips [...]
Look good, do good. That’s the mantra we’re living by this summer with our Style That Gives Back series. We’re happy to be back this week with The Leakey Collection’s “I AM” Charm Bracelets. The Leakey Collection is an organization that focuses on creating work opportunities in East Africa, while maintaining both environmental and cultural integrity. Their “I AM” Bracelets don’t [...]
As part of our ongoing series, Style that Gives Back, we’re featuring Global Handmade Hope’s Tagua Flower Cuffs. These vibrant, handmade bracelets come to us all the way from Colombia. Though a beautiful country, parts of Colombia are all too familiar with the violence and fear that accompany the prevailing drug traffic industry. This uncertain and dangerous environment often lacks a safe [...]
During this next installment of our Style that Gives Back: Look Good, Do Good series, we’re moving eastward to Thailand to focus on SEAsTra’s beautiful, hand-woven scarves. SEAsTra , which stands for Southeast Asia Trade, is a member of both the Fair Labor Association and Fair Trade Los Angeles. Their main goals are the prohibition of child labor and fair compensation, sustainability, and indi [...]
We've returned with another installment of our Style that Gives Back series! We are very excited to spotlight the amazing Fair Trade items available in our campus bookstores and to share the Fair Trade mission with our readers. This week we’re taking a closer look at Aluminum and Brass Hollow Earrings by Global Handmade Hope.
These gorgeous dangling earrings come to us all the way from [...]
Last week we kicked off our series focusing on Fair Trade trend items and we’re thrilled to be back again with our second installment. The Fair Trade community is an exciting and inspiring one and every item has its own background. This week we’re showcasing a set of magnificent beaded bracelets from Thanda Zulu, a socially conscious design company that brings hope to the rural communities [...]