Tomorrow is the last day of preschool for Eliza! Say whaaaat?! Education is such a gift, and it's a gift we sometimes take for granted. This #wovendreamsbracelet is a statement, but it's also a reminder of the opportunity given to the women in Guatemala who handcraft these bracelets.
Because of the portability of their projects, women can work from almost anywhere. They can take care of their families while earning a sustainable income. In turn, they have the opportunity to meet basic needs AND send their children to school.
We leave for Oaxaca, Mexico in one month, and we cannot wait to be back in this vibrant city. We are so proud to parter with the master artisans there, and share their incredible craft with all of you. 🌎
#globein#oaxacamexico 📸 by @yiisusfranco
Erkencho Ankole crafts, is a group of beautiful, hardworking ladies based in Rongai who have recently joined our group of artisans in creating Kipato Unbranded jewelry. We are overjoyed to support the Erkencho Ankole crafts women.
We continue to pay fair wages to all our artisans and support them to improve their standards of living.
Pictured is Angie, one of the Erkencho Ankole crafts women.
Why Bloggers Should Get Paid: The fair trade system was created to address the root causes of global poverty and income inequality by advocating on behalf of marginalized workers - mostly women - and creating economic infrastructure to aid in long term, sustainable employment.
Because the fair trade system as we know it grew out of Western, mostly white, charity models, it continues to create and reinforce, despite its best efforts, a power differential where Westerners are assumed to be the kindly, financially secure philanthropists and artisans, primarily located in "the Global South" are assumed to be the destitute, poor beneficiaries.
This means that promoters of fair trade here in the States and in Europe are often seen more as fundraisers than business people. We are expected to evangelize the fair trade cause out of the pure goodness of our hearts, using the language and structures of nonprofit charity models even when we're, in actuality, promoting for-profit social enterprises.
These root assumptions also disguise growing income inequality and continued sexism, racism, and other forms of oppression in "the West," - not to mention diminishing economic opportunitiesfor Millennials - by lumping in all Americans as financially secure when, in reality, many of us are far from it. 🐝🐝Full piece on the blog. Link in profile.
Hoping you're looking back at the long weekend with a smile on your face, feeling relaxed and recharged 💙.
Now that it's officially hat season, may we suggest the Ungalli Organic Baseball Hat? It saves 26 days of drinking water 🐳💚. #ungalli
Tuesday morning selfie to show off my new #Confidence Earrings from the ToH Summer Line. Paired with my Create Change Necklace (check out my prior post about how my sister has the Inspire Hope one that comes with it) and my #previouslyloved and #stillfabulous top. I love it so much it might be my swimsuit cover up this weekend! ☀️
I received a call the other day about a friend who’s bank was not getting back to them because they were confused about their income.
Don’t let your finances fall through because you feel you have only one option!! #mortgage#broker#finance
Omg 😮 I have just found my new favourite shoe 👞 brand @fortressofinca. Style. Handmade. Elegant. Leather. Fair wages. Sustainable production. Supporting women. My boxes 📦 are ticked ☑️. How about yours? I want the ones she is trying on... if only I wasn’t on a strict budget 💰and travelling Latin America 🇨🇴 as a new freelancer 🙇♀️👩💻. One day, they will be mine! 💥💫🌿🌍❤️ Image by @fortressofinca
Apologies to anyone who tried to checkout in my shop these last few days, but couldn’t. 😬 I upgraded my Squarespace shop which reset payment options. I swear, most of my job these days is problem solving and overcoming obstacles. As my friend @close_knit says, I’m just making it up as I go! 🙏 Also, that’s dress 1 on Kaylee and it’s available using the link in my profile.
Loving this image of the Bonita Necklace from the new @buffaloandcompany collection shoot. Lake, Buffalo and Co. maker + founder said about the Bonita, “that necklace is amazing! It looks good with everything!” I could say the same about her new commuter backpack 👌🏼
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Each year in June Noonday announces an Impact Giveback initiative where they choose a country to support through trunk show sales and additional company donations to make an even greater impact in that area. Last year was Haiti and not only was Noonday able to build a home for an artisan and her daughter, they were able to support one of our artisans in making her dream a reality through opening her own shop in Haiti. The year before that was Uganda— we helped fund a children’s library in Kampala and gave water filters to over 250 of our artisan partners so they could have clean water daily. I helped present these water filters while I was in Africa last summer. Y’all, truly amazing!
Funds from this year’s Giveback Program will Impact Ethiopia! I would love to partner with you in June to host a trunk show that will support this amazing Giveback Program! Message me to schedule yours now!! 👉🏻Scroll to find out more about what the Impact Ethiopia Giveback will support and also 👉🏻 what you will get FREE for hosting (in addition to all the other hostess rewards!!).
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A bee house for @mcc_anne from @oxfamshopaustralia. The bee home is from a non-profit NGO in the Philippines that links artisans with buyers to cut out middlemen and secure a fair price for their work.
Made from a variety of woods by traditional basket weavers, the house is designed for solitary native bees. Most native bees nest alone and not in hives, which gets harder the more we destroy their environment. Other ideas to help your bee friends are avoiding anything grown with insecticides, planting bee-friendly plants like lavender, rosemary and daisies so they have food, and even leaving water out for the bees (and other animals) to drink.
Monday mood: Snugglin’ up to Pimm the Pup! 🐶 Each one of our Cubcoats holds a unique personality to help encourage your little love on adventures ☺️ Link in bio to learn more about Pimm and our other Cubs 🐾
👉 Schon gefrühstückt? 😊 Von Kaffee, Kakao, Bananen oder Baumwolle über Saft, Tee, Reis, Honig, Zucker und Wein bis hin zu Schnittblumen und Gold – bei all diesen Produkte macht Fairtrade einen Unterschied für die Menschen, die uns täglich den Tisch damit decken. Entdeckt die faire Vielfalt und frühstückt lecker! ☺️#ChooseFairtrade#FairtradeAddict#Fairgewinnt 📷 Dieses Bild haben wir übrigens beim @bananenboek gesehen! Tolle Seite. #Bedankt 🍌
It is a GOOD morning 🎉🎉🎉 Our Grand Total from yesterday’s Literacy Project fundraiser is.......$7,975!!!
You, friends, not only met our goal. You exceeded it by almost $500! Because of you — because you decided to take a few minutes out of your day to be part of #sheispriceless — 30 women will now have the opportunity to learn how to read and write 📚✏️‼️ We are so grateful for each and every one of you who gave and shared! We can’t WAIT to tell the ladies the good news!!
Blowing up your feeds because WE JUST GOT ANOTHER $500 match 🎉📚🎉📚🎉 Go! GIVE! Your donation will be matched + 30 women will be able to read and write because of your gift! How’s that for a Tuesday?! #sheispriceless
‼️EDIT‼️ We just found out that ANOTHER amazing, generous donor is matching the next $1,000 raised — Donate RIGHT NOW, friends, and your donation will be matched!
We met our $1K match which puts us at 67% of our total 🎉🎉🎉 You guys are the absolute greatest, and Margret ☝🏼thinks so too!
Only 5 hours left to raise $2,475! There’s still time to get in on this amazing day of giving — link in bio to give! #sheispriceless
We are literally JUMPING for joy over here because we just got word that an anonymous donor is MATCHING EVERY DONATION for the next $1000 raised 🎉📚🎉📚 Jump on it friends and donate NOW because your 💵 will be doubled! Link in bio!!
This is Justina ✨ She is a mom to 7 (yes, SEVEN) kiddos and she designed our ever-popular Justina Coin Purse!
Justina does not know how to read or write — IMAGINE the impact she will make when she learns these skills...
• Her business opportunities will multiply
• Her confidence will GROW!
• And, most importantly, her 7 children will grow up in a literate household — THEY too will have the opportunity to learn how to read and write!
We are just $4,830 away from reaching our #sheispriceless goal to fund the CiH Literacy Project! Link in bio to donate ☝🏾🎉📚
TODAY (and today only) we need YOUR help in raising $7,500 for the CiH Literacy Project! All you need to do is:
1. Go to the link in our bio
2. Donate $10, $20, $30 (any amount) to our fundraiser
3. Tag 3 people in this post
✨ SHARE the love ✨Bonus points for anyone who shares this post on their own page with #SheIsPriceless — check back in throughout the day for fundraising updates!
Tomorrow is the big day and We. Need. YOU.
$7,500 is a lot of money, and it is what we need for 30 women to learn how to read and write — skills that will open doors for new business and increase confidence as our graduates go out into the workplace! So...are you with us?
Link in bio!
Happy Mother's Day to all you mamas, hopeful mamas, waiting mamas, mamas of babies in heaven, and mama figures! Today's your day 🎉 Thank you for loving big and making the world go 'round. We love you! 💕
Drumroll Please 🥁 In just 3 DAYS, we will begin funding for our Clothed in Hope Literacy Project 🎉📖🎉 __
Our students graduate from our program with new skills in sewing and business, but often lack basic reading and writing skills in English, and sometimes even in their native language 👉🏾 What’s more? The female literacy rate in Zambia is only 52%. We want to change that.
Join us for #SheIsPriceless on May 15, and donate towards this exciting new program!