It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Flowers are blooming and the warmth of the sun has awakened the soul from hibernation. Welcome this sweet season of love, light, and life, by adding essential spring pieces to your closet and replacing old, worn out, and unfashionable items with stylish and classic items that will impact women’s lives globally. Here is how you can simultaneously help them and spoil yourself, realize that you have the agency and buying power to buy handmade and fair trade, then shop from our essential spring collection… And there you have it! The promotion of social change from home.
Spring is the freshest of the seasons. We get to experience sunlight and fresh air after a brutal winter, so why not people-watch in the park and take in fresh air while you journal away in our small recycled newspaper journal because you are a conscious shopper and care about the earth! The small recycled newspaper journal is handcrafted by Friends International our artisan partner in Cambodia, supporting hundreds of street children to go to school.
On chillier spring days when summer is in the rearview, you can rock a beautiful coral Chevron dyed silk scarf
to keep you warm, help formerly trafficked women and landmine survivors in Cambodia.
Also, the Bolga basket tote is essential for weekend getaways and picnics with friends. The weaving of traditional Bolga Baskets is a major source of livelihood for women in the Bolgatanga region of Ghana where 90% of the people live below the poverty line.
However, don’t forget to complement your spring look with colorful, beaded, and geometric jewelry designs such as our fair trade gold rod earrings and grey leather cuff, handcrafted by displaced Malian people in refugee camps in Burkina Faso.
To celebrate that spring is in the air, purchase fair trade felt lotus flowers handmade by women in Nepal, and with Easter around the corner, you can remind a loved on how much you appreciate them by giving them a Mini Alpaca Bunny made from soft Peruvian alpaca yarn and knit with lots of love. Your purchase can help provide artisan jobs to women in rural areas in addition to campaigning for women’s sexual, reproductive, political, social, and economic rights. Shop our essential spring pieces to brighten up your closet!