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Fair Trade Fashion

Keeping it Cozy with Alpaca Knits

Have you experienced the coziness of our alpaca knit accessories? Whether you are bundling up to head to Thursday Night Farmer’s Market, or keeping your ears warm on a day at the beach, alpaca is the best choice for keeping the chill away.

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The Moon Bag: A Product Review

On 30, Sep 2017 | In Fair Trade Fashion, Fair Trade Products, Product Review, San Luis Obispo, Travel | By LynAnne Wiest

Once you turn 30, it is time to be a grown-up woman and buy a real purse. At least, that is what I have been told. I crossed the 30-year milestone this summer, and the universe was telling me it was time to retire that freebie tote bag I had been using to haul my stuff for the past few years. My friends told me it was looking shabby, but I said it was simply “well loved.” In spite of my resistance, I knew they were right.

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Kenyan Jewelry: Providing Jobs for Disabled Men and Women

In Kenya, unemployment rates for the deaf are as high as 85%, as the deaf are generally considered to be unsuited for work. This discrimination is heightened against deaf women, who are often mistreated by their spouses or families.

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In Fair Trade Fashion
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By Jenny

Manos Zapotecas: Perpetuating Beautiful Zapotec Weaving Traditions

On 27, Jul 2017 | In Fair Trade Fashion, Fair Trade Products | By Jenny

When it comes to fair trade, it can be difficult to find the right balance between the Fair Trade Federation (FTF) principle of “Respecting Cultural Identity” and creating a product that appeals to a Western audience without appropriating cultural traditions.  Read more…

Forai – Creating Jobs for Refugee & Immigrant Women

HumanKind is working with a new company! Let us introduce to you Forai, or Friends Of Refugees and Immigrants. A bit different from most of our other vendors, who work with artisans in the developing world, Forai is based in St. Louis, Missouri, and works with refugees and immigrants who have moved to the U.S. Read more…