Browsing the "fair trade" Tag

HandCrafting Justice: Proof that Craft Can Change Lives

July 13th, 2013 | by Becky Striepe

For a lot of us, green crafting means using eco-friendly materials. Or maybe it means using your crafty skills to replace disposables in your life with reusables. Either way, the environment plays a big role in ethical crafting for most of us. For many of us, though, ethical crafting is about making a difference for individual people as well as the environment, and that's just as important. HandCrafting Justice is a good example of folks using crafty skills to change lives


Upcycled Jewelry for People, Planet and Profit!

March 20th, 2013 | by Andrea Bertoli

The Base Project, a small company founded by brothers Christopher and Doug Akin, works with various tribes in Namibia and Ghana to create beautiful, upcycled jewelry. After traveling to the African nation many times, the brothers wanted to give back to the local communities, and The Base Project was born


Recycled and Fair Trade Beads

May 8th, 2008 | by Skye Kilaen

In my fantasies, I can walk down the street and shop at a grocery store where everything is organic and either local or fair trade. Anything I see that I want, I can have without worrying if I'm doing something bad to the planet or people. Put a craft store next to that grocery store and I would be in heaven. While we wait, though, I thought I would round up some recycled and fair trade beads we can all feel good about



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