Buy The Change - Enhancing Economic Opportunity

Buy The Change - Enhancing Economic Opportunity

April 20, 2017

Buy the Change is a socially conscious brand focused on helping women artisans in the developing world earn their way out of extreme poverty. The company gives customers the opportunity to have a direct impact by purchasing handmade accessories and home goods which come directly from the hands of the women who created them.

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Elegantees - Restoring Lives

Elegantees - Restoring Lives

February 21, 2017

Speaking with Katie Martinez, the founder of Elegantees, you can instantly tell fashion is so much more than what looks great, for her it's become life saving.

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MadeFAIR - Ethical, Sustainable, and Fair Trade

MadeFAIR - Ethical, Sustainable, and Fair Trade

January 17, 2017

Tavie Meier, founder of MadeFAIR, is rocking the sustainable fashion industry. After years of working in the non-profit sector, she left the U.S. and moved to Cambodia where she runs a guesthouse. Immersed in the culture, she wanted to create a business that would leave a lasting, positive impact and MadeFAIR came to life.

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Hands Producing Hope - Rising Above Poverty

Hands Producing Hope - Rising Above Poverty

December 17, 2016

"Before Hands Producing Hope I had nothing, now I have something."
Hands Producing Hope artisan

Hands Producing Hope is the vision of Rebecca Gardner.

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Dsenyo - Business as a Source for Change

Dsenyo - Business as a Source for Change

December 17, 2016

While living in Malawi, Marissa Saints fell in love with its people, culture, and beautiful African textiles. When she returned home to the U.S. in 2009 she knew she wanted to help the amazing women she met, so she created Desenyo (dee-SEN-yo, meaning "design"). 

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Serrv - Eradicating Poverty

Serrv - Eradicating Poverty

December 17, 2016

Serrv is a pioneer and a leader in the fair trade industry. The nonprofit first began in 1949 as a way to help European refugees after WWII.

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Symbology - Redefining the Fashion Industry

Symbology - Redefining the Fashion Industry

September 25, 2016

Symbology started when its founder, Marissa Heyl, took a trip to India during college to study women's empowerment through fair trade. It was on that trip where she had her "aha" moment, changing her life.

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Passion Lilie - Ethical Fashion

Passion Lilie - Ethical Fashion

September 13, 2016

"They don't want charity. They want jobs."
These are the words that changed the direction of Katie Schmidt's life. 

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Liz Alig - Fashion Forward

Liz Alig - Fashion Forward

September 05, 2016

After a summer in Kenya, Elizabeth Roney's journey forever changed. That's when she started to notice not just the price on items, but the stories behind what she's buying, and the people crafting each of them.

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Ten Thousand Villages - Creating Opportunity

Ten Thousand Villages - Creating Opportunity

August 31, 2016

For more than 70 years, Ten Thousand Villages has served to empower others, sustain livelihoods, support families, build relationships, and show dignity.

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Starfish Project - Restoring Hope

Starfish Project - Restoring Hope

August 18, 2016

Starfish Project brings hope to exploited women in Asia by providing them a dignified way to make a living for themselves and their family.

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