Entries Tagged as 'Fair Trade'

Friday, January 14th, 2011

25% off fair-trade Osborn shoes

Through the end of January, you can get 25% off all fair-trade Osborn shoes with code SNOWFLAKE. They’re clearing room for their next order from Guatemala, so get your size while you can! The styles shown are regularly $165 and $175 respectively, or $124 and $131 with the winter discount.

Friday, December 10th, 2010

Gift it: Fair trade luggage tags from SET Boutique

For whatever reason, I think that luggage tags are a great gift — one of those use-every-once-in-a-while things that you’re glad you have when the time is right. These $12.50 tags are from SET Boutique, an online store of all fair-trade items that my friend Lindsay opened this summer. Lindsay is a former production artist for [...]

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Fair trade knitwear from Bibico

How perfectly warm and cozy does this cardigan look? I don’t think I’ve ever owned a sweater with these classic cable patterns in it, but they’re catching my eye lately. This one from Bibico is hand-knit “in the foothills of the Himalayas in Nepal by talented women who work from home and are part of a Fair Trade [...]

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Osborn Design Studios: Fair-trade oxfords & booties

Ecouterre just published a fabulous post on adding print to your wardrobe with a handful of stand-out eco-fashion brands. These Southwest Booties by Osborn Design Studios are to die for, and the brand behind them is just as good! Osborn’s fair-trade oxfords, booties, slip-ons and “jazzies” are handmade by a team of 21 artisans in Guatemala City, [...]

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

A chat with Mayu and a look at fair trade certification

In the world of social entrepreneurism, case studies are our best teacher. Kate Robertson, founder of Mayu, a fair-trade certified line of hand-knit accessories, gave us a special look into how her company of 12 Peruvian artisans operates, and how she earned fair-trade certification. *** Kate Robertson lived in Peru with the Peace Corps from 2003-2005, and [...]