Recent Updates

Meet the Makers: Htoo

February 17, 2018

Meet Htoo, an artisan with Prosperity Candle who has resettled in the U.S. after a long journey as a refugee fleeing violence in Burma. Read about what you can do to support her, plus find more actions you can take for similar Rohingya refugees in Burma now.

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Meet the Makers: Skilled Weaving Artisans

January 18, 2018

Read inspirational stories from several women who make the baskets we sell. Get to know the artisans whose passion and creativity for weaving, coupled with true self-determination, supports their families and communities by skilled craftswomanship.

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Be Connected to What You Wear

September 14, 2017

Mata Traders makes fair-trade fashion that has a real impact on women's lives globally. Read about their cooperatives in India and Nepal that train and employ hundreds of artisans in marginalized communities, with a focus on gender equity. Shop their collection and support women's empowerment.


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Meet the Makers: Abu Saleh

June 18, 2017

Just in time for our celebration of good fathers everywhere this Father's Day, our Meet the Makers series introduces you to Abu Saleh, a small organic olive farmer from Alaraqa who is a radiant example of dignity through self-reliance.

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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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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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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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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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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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