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Bundle Up in November

We believe your jewelry and your gifts should reflect your personal ethics. That’s why we’ve curated three Holiday Gift Bundles ...
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Gratitude: Clarifying My Gaze

by Andrea Jones Fair Trade Partner in Colorado When asked if I'd write something about Gratitude, my first thought was ...
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The Joy of Connecting in Ecuador

We took a team of rockstar Fair Trade Partners to Ecuador in 2017 to meet our Artisan Partners there. As ...
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Living La Vida Joyful

One of our Threads Family Values is Abundant Joy & Wonder: We bring curious minds and invite, wisdom, joy, and ...
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Forever Free in India

Imagine a woman in India who has been sold and then forced into prostitution. Even if she manages to escape, ...
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Fair Trade Partner Feature: Kristi Edwards

Meet Kristi Edwards, Fair Trade Partner and mama of 3. She’s one of the winners of our Threads Family Value ...
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Meet the Family

We just unveiled 10 new (and gorgeous!) Fall/Winter Collections inspired by the Threads Family Values—our declarations of who we are ...
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Fair Trade Partner Feature: Jackie Costello

Meet Jackie Costello, Fair Trade Partner, fashionista, and fierce change-maker. She’s one of the winners of our Threads Family Values ...
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She’s a Daydream Believer

Every piece at Threads has been touched and crafted by the hands of a woman—a woman with dreams and aspirations ...
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Fair Trade Partner Feature: Jessica Avant

Meet Jessica Avant, Fair Trade Partner, boundary-pusher, and mother of three. She’s one of the winners of our Threads Family ...
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Finding Her Voice

We live in an abundant world, yet almost half the world’s population still struggles to meet their most basic needs ...
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Fair Trade Partner Feature: Christine Winebrenner Irick

Meet Christine Winebrenner Irick, Fair Trade Partner, world traveler, and mother of three. She’s one of the winners of our ...
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Fair Trade Gift Guide for Graduates

Looking for the perfect gift for the grads in your life this spring? We love what these five Fair Trade ...
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Let Threads help you celebrate teachers!

It’s true: teachers do love their coffee, but what if you skipped (or added to?) the Starbucks gift card this ...
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Our Humble Beginnings

“Kara, I know that this is the absolute worst time to tell you that I’ve figured out what we need ...
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Empowering Trafficking Victims through Community

If you are anything like us, you have been devastated by the recent news coming out of the human trafficking ...
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The Honradez Necklace and Its Guatemalan Roots

I am madly in love with the Honradez necklace, the anchor piece from our Honor Collection, made by our Artisan ...
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Showing Up for Yourself on International Women’s Day

“So, what’s it going to take for us to move Threads to the next level?” I asked. I was in ...
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Honor Ourselves to Honor the World

Honor Ourselves to Honor the World: Global transformation begins with inner transformation. We practice radical self-care as the key to ...
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Unirse (v): to join together, to come together, to unite

“Mommy, sometimes when I’m in my bed at night at Daddy’s house, I close my eyes really hard and pretend ...
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Anything is possible TOGETHER

In the fall of 2017, I traveled to Central America with 15 Threads supporters—Ambassadors, staff, investors, and advisors—to visit our ...
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Threads Denver Roadshow

Threads Denver Roadshow We just spent an incredible weekend with our Fair Trade Partners, Ambassadors (hostesses), and customers in Denver, ...
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Community for Immigration Reform

At first, I ignored it. There are too many 'big' things happening every day and I figured it was being ...
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Raw ~ Zen Parenting Radio Podcast

When I first booked the interview with Cathy and Todd for their Zen Parenting Radio Podcast, it seemed like a ...
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Founder Kara Weigand and her lovely daughters

Mothering My Way

I’ve been a mother for 9 years, which is about how long I’ve been convinced I’m doing it wrong. What ...
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Founder Kara Weigand speaks her truth

My Radiant Truth

Seven months ago, I was drinking a glass of wine with my friend Kate. Kate is a fellow Fair Trade ...
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Threads Founders Angela and Kara with Maria Pacheco

Meet Maria Pacheco

Meet Maria Pacheco Meet Maria Pacheco: social activist in Guatemala and founder of a thriving artisan cooperative. Maria started her ...
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Courage Necklace - Women for Women International

Match Her Courage

March is Women’s History Month, and though we celebrate women every day, we’re teaming up with Women for Women International ...
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Celebrating the holidays with Sudara

You guys, we have a confession to make: we're a little obsessed with Sudara. They have amazing clothing that's crafted ...
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Kenna wearing the Rukuru Hair Clip

Fair Trade Founder

October is Fair Trade Month! We’re so happy to bring awareness to something we honor every month, every week, and ...
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VP of Operations, Michelle Herd-Fetch

Weaving Threads Across the Country

Written by Michelle Herd Fetch, VP of Operations for Threads Worldwide I’ve found that when I surrender to divine timing, ...
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Fair Trade Partner Jen Parlin in Ecuador

Fair Trade Partner Feature: Jen Parlin

Immediately after returning from our Artisan Visit to Ecuador, Fair Trade Partner Jen Parlin packed her bags again, this time ...
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Threads Worldwide fall style

Fall Style

As the air turns crisp and the leaves follow suit, we're wrapping ourselves up in knit sweaters and fair trade ...
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Fair Trade Partner Rachel Jewell's Threads packing list

How the Threads Tribe Travels in Style

Working with Threads means all of us at the Home Office get to connect ourselves to our global sisterhood and ...
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Threads Worldwide Founders

Founder’s Faves

Working at a fair trade jewelry company, all of us at Threads Home Office fall in love with just about every piece ...
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Threads Worldwide - Fair Trade Partner Keely Sullivan

Meet Keely: Mother, Teacher, World-Changer

As a Fair Trade Partner, you work your Threads business where you can, when you can. Keely Sullivan is the ...
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Threads Worldwide - summer style

Pack Light with Threads Style

We're all about looking fair trade chic on vacation, but we also want to pack light. Good news: you can do both! ...
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Threads Worldwide - Fair Trade Partner RISE Conference

Together We RISE

We just finished our Fair Trade Partner Conference 2017: Together We RISE. Holy moly...it was something else. With the Rocky ...
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Sudara + Threads = World-Changing Style

When you shop Sudara and Threads, you create opportunities for women around the globe and foster a world where we ...
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Threads Worldwide - summer style

Summer Style

This summer, we're rocking Threads jewelry at the beach, at the bonfire, and by the pool. Check out our modeling Fair ...
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Threads Worldwide - teachers as Fair Trade Partners

5 Reasons Teachers Make Great Fair Trade Partners

Our tribe of Fair Trade Partners consists of women from all different backgrounds, but it just so happens that many ...
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Threads Worldwide - Motherhood

Mother Me, Mother Mine, Mother All

Last month, I was attending an event created by Seeds of Exchange, a beautiful organization led by Fair Trade Partner ...
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Threads Founder Kara Valentine Wiegand and her premie daughter, Bryn

A Mother Reborn

We sat in a crowded hospital cafeteria, sleep-deprived and terrified. We couldn’t eat. We could barely think. “Do you think ...
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Threads Worldwide - Inner Peace to World Peace

Inner Peace to World Peace

“I’m starting with the man in the mirror. I’m asking him to change his ways. For no lesson could have ...
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Artisan Partner mama in Guatemala

Motherhood Around the World

Whether you live in Kenya or Kansas, some things will always be constant: flowers need sun and rain to grow, ...
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Threads Worldwide - Artisan Partner in Uganda

It’s time for a Fashion Revolution

On April 23, 2013, workers in a factory in Rana Plaza, Bangladesh noticed a crack in the building in which ...
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Threads Worldwide - Fair Trade Partners

Combatting the Wage Gap

When a woman takes a break from her career to be at home with her children or parents, the wage ...
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Threads Worldwide - Spring style

Spring Style

It’s spring! That lovely season where Mother Nature can’t decide between rain and shine — but the days she chooses ...
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Break the Ground

A Single Step

This month, we're celebrating the first step. You know, the scariest one of all. To help us get over the fear of ...
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Threads Worldwide - Ellie Hughes, Sisterhood

A Story of Sisterhood: Ellie Hughes

This Story of Sisterhood is written by Ellie Hughes of Selflessly Styled. Growing up, I had two basic perceptions of ...
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Fair Trade Partners in Guatemala, 2016

A Story of Sisterhood: Francesca Willow

The second piece in our Stories of Sisterhood series is written by the ever-lovely Francesca Willow of Ethical Unicorn. I ...
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Guatemala arm party giveaway

Guatemala Arm Party GIVEAWAY!

This May, we're inviting you to journey to Guatemala with us. You'll spend 5 transformative days meeting our Artisan Partners, immersing ...
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Threads Worldwide - Founders

Spring Collection: Founders Favorites

Our Spring / Summer Collection 2017 is our biggest and most beautiful yet! Between spring colors, intricate designs, and Threads ...
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Threads Worldwide - Ethical Fashion

Fall in Love with Ethical Fashion

There’s a lot of love in the air these days — love for ethical fashion! We gathered tips from our ...
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Threads Worldwide - Ecuadorian artisan's child

5 Reasons to Join Our Tribe

It’s a new year, and we’re feeling reinvigorated and ready to make an impact! The time is now to create ...
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Threads Worldwide - The Time is Now

The Time is Now.

Our theme for January is a bold one. It knows no reticence and turns its back on the obstacles of ...
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Threads Worldwide - Fair Trade Partner Sisterhood

My Threads Sisterhood

I have a little sister, a red-haired, passionate little sister who has taught me patience and compassion and grace. My ...
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Threads Worldwide - Fair Trade Partner Community

View from the Valley: Founder Kara Wiegand

While reflecting on an unpredictable 2016, I realized that the most powerful lesson I learned landed just one week ago, ...
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Threads Worldwide - Threads Holiday Style

Threads Holiday Style

Dress up your classic black attire with Threads holiday style! One of our favorite things about Threads jewelry and accessories ...
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Ethical Gift Guide to #SpreadJoy

Here at Threads, we #spreadjoy through collaboration. We strive to build relationships with other ethical companies so we can work together ...
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Threads Worldwide - Fair Tuesday

This Fair Tuesday, Who Will You Empower?

Today is Fair Tuesday, one of our favorite days of the year here at Threads Worldwide! Of course, we think ...
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Threads Worldwide - Shop ethically

Shop Ethically this Holiday

This holiday season, the average American will spend between $700 and $800 on gifts for the holidays. That’s a lot ...
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Fair Trade Partners in Guatemala

Gratitude in San Lucas Tolimán, Guatemala

“Very little grows on jagged rock. Be grounded. Be crumbled so wildflowers will come up where you are.” -Rumi Nature ...
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Threads Worldwide - Holiday Showcase

5 Tips for Throwing a Twinkling Holiday Party

Whether you’re hosting a Threads Showcase for your BFF Fair Trade Partner or throwing a holiday party for friends, we’ve got ...
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Threads Worldwide - Holiday Showcase

Season of Impact

It’s November 1st, and that means that Halloween candy is half off and stores are suddenly flooded with tinsel and ...
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Founders of Threads Worldwide

Kara’s Advice to Female Leaders

As Co-Founder and COO of Threads Worldwide, Partnership Director with Emerging Women, board member of multiple philanthropic organizations, and my ...
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Artisan Partners and Fair Trade Partners in Guatemala, 2016

Sharing Courage in Tzununá

“In Tzununá, a village on Lake Atitlán in Guatemala, only 50% of the women know how to read and write ...
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Day of the Girl

I am a mother of a 3-week old baby girl and I am obsessed. Today I ventured out without her for ...
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Artisan Partners and Fair Trade Partners in Guatemala, 2016

Guatemalan Strength

Last month, Threads Founder Kara Wiegand and 6 Fair Trade Partners had a truly life-changing experience when they visited our ...
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Threads Worldwide - children of our Fair Trade Partners in Bangladesh

Celebrating Fair Trade

October is Fair Trade Month, and we can’t wait to celebrate every day in honor of the fair trade movement ...
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Artisan Partners and Fair Trade Partners in Guatemala, 2016

Sharing Dreams in Patulul

I began my visit to Guatemala as part of an excited group of travelers, proud that I earned this trip ...
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Threads Worldwide - Ethical Unicorn

Why I Shop With Heart

We've been talking with Francesca Willow of Ethical Unicorn about how she made the commitment to ethical consuming. Here's her advice on ...
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Threads Worldwide - Host a Showcase

3 Reasons to Host an Artisan Showcase

The Ambassadors that host Artisan Showcases are an integral part of the Threads movement. And great news: you could be ...
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5 Ways to Build an Ethical Wardrobe

This fall, don’t let your passion for style cause you to neglect your conscience. Here are 5 great ways to ...
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Lindsay & Angela in Guatemala

Guatemala Sneak Peek

This Thursday, Founder Kara Wiegand and 6 Fair Trade Partners will travel to Guatemala to visit some of Threads Worldwide’s ...
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Founder Kara Wiegand and Fair Trade Partner Emily Valentine

Slow Fashion, Big Heart

Emily Valentine was Threads Worldwide’s very first Fair Trade Partner. Back in 2012, Founder Kara called upon Emily, who happened ...
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Threads Fair Trade Partner Taryn Schroeder

The Power of Community: Threads’ Fair Trade Partners

One mission of Threads Worldwide is to foster a supportive and empowering community for women. Abroad, we do this by ...
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Inside the Threads Movement with Carly Oduardo

Threads Worldwide has changed my life. I have known one truth since I was a little girl: I wanted to ...
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Artisan Partners in Ecuador

The Artisans Behind Threads’ Eco-Friendly Jewelry

In 2013, two of Threads' three Founders, Angela and Lindsay, packed their bags and journeyed from Denver, Colorado to Ecuador ...
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Staff Holiday Gift Picks

‘Tis the season to find that perfect little something for our loved ones! Not sure what they might like? Threads Staff ...
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Holiday Gifts that Give Back

Choose hand-crafted over factory-made this holiday season, and purchase holiday gifts that give back to artisan women all over the world. When ...
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Artisan Partner Highlight – Guatemala

We traveled to visit our Artisan Partners in Guatemala in the Fall of 2014. The cooperative that we visited is nestled ...
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Artisan Partner Highlight – Kenya

We haven't journeyed to Kenya yet (it is on our lists!), but it is a place that has mesmerized us ...
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Wakened Apparel – A T-Shirt Company with a whole lot of Heart

Recently, we've had the chance to connect with Cassidy co-founder of a t-shirt company with a whole lot of heart ...
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Inside the Threads Movement with Emily Valentine

We are creating life-changing work for women around the world through the fair trade of artisan jewelry and our Threads ...
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Inside the Threads Movement with Sarah Schroeder

We are creating life-changing work for women around the world through the fair trade of artisan jewelry and our Threads ...
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Connect & Inspire: Visiting our Artisan Partners in Ecuador

At Threads Worldwide, we strive to connect our Threads Sales Consultants with the Artisan Partners we work with, and one of the ...
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7 Fair Trade Easter Essentials

Easter is just a few days away and whether you are planning a full on festive day, or keeping it ...
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International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is this Sunday, March 8. It started in 1911, and remains a day, year after year, to ...
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RUN (DON’T WALK)!!

I am convinced that my 4-year-old is incapable of walking from one spot to the next.  My time with her ...
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Procrastination and a New Year

Sometimes my 'to-do' list can be a bit extensive and things that aren't immediate are 'snoozed' until a later date ...
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Suenos: Dreams Come True

To enter the workshop and home of one of our Artisan Partners in Guatemala, we crossed a threshold engraved with ...
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Finding (y)our Digital Voice

At the Emerging Women conference I learned of a company called World Pulse who is ‘using digital media to connect ...
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Hello world!

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging! ...
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The awe of our Guatemala Artisan Partners

I have sat down to write this blog several times. Always to be stumped by how to truly paint the ...
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Next Stop: Guatemala!

Having airline tickets booked always puts a smile on my face, as well as a lot of inspiring energy in ...
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Connecting for Health & Happiness

In the wake of Robin Williams’ death, mental health care has been on the minds of the Threads’ founders and ...
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You? Yah, You’re Selfish

Think of the things you purchase and what you get in exchange. That $5 weekly latte you crave could protect ...
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#BringBackOurGirls

As a parent, my worst nightmare is that something will happen to my children.  There are many things that could ...
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The Journey

Angela, Lindsay and I were on a cross-country road trip following college graduation when someone said, “If we start a ...
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There is Nothing to Fix Here

As we have travelled through Peru and Ecuador visiting the artisans, I have had a different experience - I have ...
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Ecuador Partners

As mentioned in my last blog there was anticipation and excitement related to meeting with our artisans! Would we be ...
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Fair trade visit in Ecuador

Arriving in Ecuador late last night, we awoke to the busting city of Quito where we roamed around most of ...
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The Idea of ‘Enough’

At a recent TED Event, I heard a speaker talk about the “idea of enough”. I've thought about it several times and ...
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First Threads Event

It was with anticipation and excitement that we hosted our first Threads Event.  This was our first  chance to share ...
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Now What?

Once we knew we were fully committed to providing women in developing countries an opportunity to earn a consistent income, ...
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Product Line Madness

Angela, Kara and I have learned that when creating something new, there is no blueprint of next steps and best ...
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