Recent Updates

Honoring Moms Who Are Raising a Global Village

May 02, 2018

Looking for some special gift ideas to make her Mother's Day one to remember? We've got recommendations for showing your thanks to the women who care so deeply about our well-being and others in their lives.

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Baskets That Weave a Story

February 24, 2018

High quality, handmade production of woven goods can be a key to enabling artisans to lift themselves out of poverty, providing necessities and pave the road to a better life for families. Learn how Kazi Goods, an All Across Africa brand is making this a reality for women in Rwanda.

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Beyond Fair Wages

October 27, 2017

As we come to the end of Fair Trade Month, learn how Matr Boomie, with over a decade working in fair trade, is developing respectful relationships with artisan groups and creating sustainable business solutions that fosters a world where more marginalized artisans are connected to trade.


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A Story Behind Every Scarf

September 17, 2017

Get wrapped up in essential fall accessories that are tied firmly to women's rights around the globe. Learn more and shop now for gifts that give back.

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World Refugee Day

June 20, 2017

World Refugee Day is June 20. Instead of looking away from the plight of refugees and immigrants seeking asylum, join with us in supporting one of our favorite small businesses doing something good for the world’s refugees.

 

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Empowering Women Artisans

May 05, 2017

Our partner Matr Boomie has worked for over a decade to increase the reach of fair trade and to empower women workers for over a decade in India. Check out some of the statistics that make their dedication to minimizing gender disparity in India such a success.

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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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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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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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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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Meet The Makers: Veronica

January 11, 2017

We believe that when you know where your goods come from and who made them, they take on deeper meaning. Read the first in a series of post introducing you to some of the talented artisans who make the goods we sell.

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Opening Doors of Opportunity

November 24, 2016

Seraphine is just one of many master weavers in Rwanda for All Across Africa. Read how she—and women like her—have rebuilt their lives in the wake of the 1994 genocide.

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Empowering Women & Minority Workers

November 23, 2016

Learn about success stories from Matr Boomie, whofor over 10 yearshas become a credible force in the fair-trade market by creating opportunities for women and minorities in India, a corner of the world not usually known for workers’ rights. 

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From Refugee to Entrepreneur

November 22, 2016

This week, we're sharing stories of impact and reflecting on some of the remarkable experiences from our partners in the field and artisans around the globe, whose work you support and lives you impact every time you make a purchase.

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Beautiful Woven & Printed Masterpieces

November 19, 2016

We've got handmade scarves in every color from global artisans who are master weavers, using a variety of traditional and modern techniques. By supporting their weaving and fabric trades, you are sustaining livelihoods for their families.

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Quantifying Social Impact

November 03, 2016

Keeping track of success in several key areas, our partner Matr Boomie has gained real insights into where artisan communities stand and where they can provide support. Learn about the hard work it takes to demonstrate the direct link between a fair trade product and the impact it makes.

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Why We Love Matr Boomie

December 12, 2015

Sure, we love their earrings and cool, stripy rugs. But wanna know the deeper reasons we love Matr Boomie? It has a lot to do with fair trade and economic empowerment. Check out some highlights and their impact report.

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Wrap Up the Holidays in Sustainable Style

December 05, 2015

Wrapping your presents this holiday season doesn't have to be a waste. Check out our sustainable options that recycled, reusable, and, well, really awesome.

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Literacy and Health Programs for Artisans

November 20, 2015

Learn more about Matr Boomie's work in India to provide ongoing health checkups and skill development workshops for its partner artisan groups so that they can have access to better health care, education opportunities, and sustainable employment.

 

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Empowering with Every Purchase

November 19, 2015 1 Comment

All Across Africa creates artisan employment opportunities that sustainably improve lives by providing income and better nutrition, education, health care, and financial management training. Learn more about the lives improved and how your purchases support this work. 

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