Tag Archive | ecofashion

Zulugrass Jewelry and the Maasai Tribeswomen of Kenya

Zulugrass Jewelry and the Maasai Tribeswomen of Kenya

  In 2001, a terrible drought persisted for several years in Kenya and brought devastation to the pasture lands. The livelihood of the indigenous Maasai disappeared as their cattle died. The men had to drive the few remaining cattle hundreds of miles away in search of better grazing. The women left behind looked desperately for […]

The Dancer and the Tagua Nut

The Dancer and the Tagua Nut

While answering a shopper’s questions at a recent sales event, I noticed a woman debating whether to buy a lovely tagua necklace.  She’d pick it up and look it over, put it down, look at something else, and come back to it. This went on for six or seven minutes. When I was done with […]

A Fair Trade Summer

A Fair Trade Summer by fairtradedesigns featuring jewelry

Fair Trade Rethinks Earth’s Baggage

Another in a series about fair trade and the environment in celebration of Earth Day. Did you know that: • About 1 million plastic bags are used every minute. • A single plastic bag can take up to 1,000 years to degrade. • More than 3.5 million tons of plastic bags, sacks and wraps were discarded […]