Oh how I wish that it was Spring already! Here in Annapolis, we had a really mild Winter... but now we seem to be making up for lost time with a cold March! After an epic snow and ice storm last week, I had to pull out all of my cold weather gear again. I thought I'd share with you some of my favorite ethically-made fashion finds!
Boots: Roma Boots (Roma Boots merges fashion with philanthropy to give poverty the boot.)
Pants: from my favorite fashion truck... Tin Lizzy! (specializing in thoughtfully sourced women's apparel, accessories, and gift items)
Jacket: Patagonia (they have a great selection of Fair Trade clothing!)
Scarf: FashionABLE (artisan-made in Ethiopia)
Hat: Krochet Kids (artisan-made in Uganda)
Earrings: every Winter outfit needs a good pair of statement earrings... something with a pop of color to brighten up your look! These are brand new to the Mango + Main shop, handmade by artisans in Rwanda! Lots of different colors to choose from!
Hurry up, Spring! :)
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If you're like us, you're on the hunt for unique, handmade gifts this holiday season! You love shopping from small business owners and making an impact locally + globally with your purchasing power!
That's why we've put together a list of our 20 favorite fair trade products under $40... so you can find something for everyone on your list!
by Brie McNeal of Ethically Curated
Investing in social enterprises and other local markets can help Rwanda continue to grow as an international player without relying on financial aid.
There have been some recent changes in the business and trade sectors making it hard for small businesses to thrive. Similar to restraints in India, renting space, investing in machines and other inputs, prevent many from being successful when creating products for international markets.
Recently, there has been a surge of Ankara textiles (or more commonly dutch wax print) in the fashion scene. This has provided tremendous opportunity for artisans to obtain dignified jobs that can provided consistent work.
Consumers can participate in this by buying from organizations that partner with these businesses.