Recent Updates

Meet the Makers: Rosy

March 22, 2017

Rosy, who began working at one of Mata Traders cooperatives not knowing how to sew, acquired the training and fair wages that fair trade provides. Read her success story.

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The Mata Manifesto

March 16, 2017

Get to know our newest partner Mata Traders. Here are five essentials on how they run a fair-trade fashion business and how women's empowerment underpins the entire brand. Once you read this and see their line, you'll want to fill your closet with their pieces.

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Be Bold for Change

March 08, 2017

This International Women's Day, celebrate the millions of remarkable women leading the way to forge a better working world. Learn about the strong women we partner with — those who run cooperatives, own businesses, transform their communities, and more.

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Meet the Makers: Febronie

March 01, 2017

Rwandan WeaverFrom our "Meet the Makers" series that brings you closer to the artisans who craft the goods you receive, meet Febronie, who rose from the ashes of the Rwandan genocide to build a thriving weaving cooperative with All Across Africa.

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Materials Matter

February 28, 2017

Let's talk about the environmental impact of our collective closets. Here’s a run-down of some the materials you'll encounter in our apparel offerings, followed by a bit about why we think they’re such good choices and which pieces you’ll find each fabric in.


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Wardrobe Updates

February 27, 2017

The cycle of production and disposal of things — from the beginning to end — comes at great cost to our shared environment. Begin your journey on the path to greening your wardrobe. We'll show you where to start and why it's so important.

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Stunning Traditional Art Forms

February 24, 2017

Fill your home with the patterns and colors of handcrafted pieces. Learn about some of the techniques skilled Indian artisans use to create the stunning Matr Boomie pieces that go from their hands to yours.

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Better Basics: Closet Essentials Checklist

February 23, 2017

Let's take a hard look at we wear — including where they were made, how they were made, and who made them. Choose better basics and feel good about your wardrobe.

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Meet the Makers: Dolores

February 15, 2017

View a short video from Equal Exchange and meet Dolores, a coffee farmer in Honduras who manages her own plot of land, harvesting organic coffee to bring to market, gaining income independence. 


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Expand Your Circle of Love

February 07, 2017

Love is in the air this time of year, but something a lot less sweet is behind the chocolate and gifts we all give. This Valentine's Day, make a difference in the lives of workers who make your occasions so special by choosing only fair trade.

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Help To End Child Labor

February 02, 2017

You're likely among the millions of Americans who consume nearly 3 billion pounds of chocolate each year. And because of that, you have the power to end child labor in the chocolate industry with your consumer choices.


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Meet the Makers: Kanta Ji

January 31, 2017

Meet Kanta Ji, a paper craft artisan in India who faces many challenges. Learn about her journey from being an uneducated woman to economic independence and empowerment.

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