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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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Fair Trade Products

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…

Creating Hope from Legacies of Violence: Jewelry made from War Scrap

What do all of these pieces of jewelry have in common? They are all made from ammunition scrap leftover from war, transforming violent intentions into symbols of peace.

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By Jenny

Recycled Tire Wallet: A Product Review by Assistant Manager Tim Kelly

On 29, Jun 2017 | In Uncategorized | By Jenny

I’ve always tried to move with intention. As Americans we have more options of material goods at our fingertips than anyone ever before. This is a great power, but with great power comes great responsibility. In my life, I have tried to be a conscious consumer. Whether it be the plants I plant in my yard, the materials I surround myself with, or the food I put in my body, I have strived to make healthier more educated choices in my life.

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