It seemed strange to me that a traditional fabric from Africa would have word Dutch in the name so I decided to do a little investigating.
I still remember the first time I ever traveled to India back in 2000. I landed in Karnataka at night, still pretty unsure if I had made the right choice wanting to spend a full month running around southern Asia in the middle of the summer.
I’ve touched on the connection between Fair Trade and Ethical Fashion previously, but now its time we dig a little deeper. When I was in high school I did a full semester long project on fair trade but never read anything on its impact on the fashion industry. Well that was 10 years ago and sinceContinue Reading “Why Fair Trade Works for Ethical Fashion”
When it comes time for me to get a new bag for the season (or if I spilled make-up or candy in yet another purse) it seems like more and more I am drawn to leather bags. Of course I still choose a beautiful fabric bag from time to time, but my daily go toContinue Reading “4 Ways to Spot an Eco Friendly Leather Bag”
If you have taken my gut check survey to test your Ethical Shopper knowledge but found the language confusing, don’t fret.
Spring is one of my favorite seasons: So much change and renewal providing an optimistic look at the rest of the year. As a production manger or buyer for the western market, Spring also means preparing to visit vendors across the world to check in on relationships, evaluate production, and, for the fair traders, learnContinue Reading “Jet Setting: 5 Reasons Buyers Take Production Trips”
I am currently sitting outside of my hotel room at the entrancing Jasvilas hotel in Jaipur, getting ready for another day of meeting men and women who are are changing the world in a big way.
Who would have thought that a simple plan that I made in 2nd grade would actually shape the trajectory of my life for the next 20+ years!?!