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Quick—what comes to mind when you hear “fair trade”? Coffee, chocolate, tea? How about eco-friendly jewelry? Probably not. But a small nut transformed into beautiful jewelry by fair trade artisans is pivotal to environmental goals in South America and to preserving the elephant population.
Whenever I attend the various trade shows where many of my fair trade suppliers present their newest products, I am struck by the preponderance of women who have founded and run fair trade companies. Their sole purpose is empowering marginalized artisans, 70% of whom are women. A frequent comment from these dedicated women who work […]