May 29, 2014

Real Women Campaign

With the passing of Dr. Maya Angelou this week, I am thinking a lot about her wise words. These words in particular are sticking with me:

"Good done anywhere is good done everywhere."

As I have gotten older, I have begun to realize just how important it is to know where the things that I purchase come from. I love knowing that my hard earned money is going to hardworking families around the world and that the clothing that I am wearing was produced in a safe environment.

Whether you are supporting food grown locally, products made locally, or products that support fair can make a difference. I can make a difference.

Yes, I still bargain shop at Old Navy and Forever 21...but I have started to make a change. A small change...but a change.

Flats from The Root Collective
Not only are these flats handmade by an artisan in Guatemala who is paid a fair wage, but 10% of any purchase from The Root Collective goes to a non-profit organization that supports the community where the artisan lives.

Tee Shirt from 4 All Humanity
The purchase of this shirt supports a month of school for an orphan child in Haiti (including school supplies and a school uniform).

Satchel from The Little Market
The Little Market supports fair wages for artisans around the world. This satchel was handcrafted in India. Isn't it stunning?

Necklace and Bracelet from Iringa, Tanzania {Africa}
Unfortunately they are unavailable for purchase online.

I was honored to have been asked to be a part of the Real Women Campaign and was excited to share my favorite fair trade items with you!

How do you choose to spend your money?

XO, Bev

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