It’s Fair Trade Friday! Summer is almost over and we are moving into fall! Around this time last year, I posted a Fair Trade Friday featuring this stud wearing this scarf! Well, it’s on clearance now (only $20!!) and I wanted to sneak another post in with it before it’s gone! In last year’s post, Luke was surrounded by fall colors, and in this one I wanted to show him in his natural habitat, the beach. 😉 I love that this scarf fits in both locations, and works for both fall and winter! (Blogger confession, I took these photos in December!) It’s a soft, lightweight, and unisex scarf! More about the artisans who made it below. 🙂
Poverty imposes an oppressive weight on India, especially in the rural areas where almost three out of four Indians and 77 percent of the Indian poor live. Although poverty has been reduced during the past four decades, it remains painfully high. Trades of Hope is so excited to partner with multiple groups all over India to make a difference in this! Through this partnership, women are given the chance to work from home while they take care of their families. Not only do these groups provide their artisans education for their children, but many also receive health care and financial assistance.
These groups work with women facing extreme discrimination as a result of their caste-system, those experiencing excommunication from their communities due to leprosy, and those trying to find a way to support their families without turning to sweatshops or the sex industry. Some of these groups have started schools for villages in the area and help provide clean water. Their goal is to train their artisans to own their own business, so that they can provide for their family! The gift of sustainable business does not only affect one person, but whole communities and generations to come.
There’s not a lot of options for men’s fair trade/ethical fashion. So why not grab this scarf for your husband/boyfriend/brother while it’s still on sale? I promise, he’ll look handsome in it. 😉
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