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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, celebrating the launch of our new Fall Community Collection. This was the first stop on ...
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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 blown out of proportion and would get resolved on its own. Then, I continued to ...
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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 really good idea. I’ve been an admirer of their work and their mission ever since ...
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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 seemed to come naturally to other mothers - scheduling play dates, packing snacks for long ...
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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 Partner at Threads, and just an all around amazing and radiant human being. We were ...
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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 career pursuing organic farming near her home of Guatemala City. When she saw that much ...
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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 by women in India who have escaped from human trafficking, and they are the most ...
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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 every day of the year. While we’re all advocates of fair trade at the Threads ...
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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, something beautiful always emerges. In my most recent surrender, an incredible opportunity has emerged: the ...
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Fair Trade Partner Jen Parlin in Ecuador

Fair Trade Partner Feature: Jen Parlin

https://threadsworldwide.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Ecuador_jen_jewelrymaking.jpg Immediately after returning from our Artisan Visit to Ecuador, Fair Trade Partner Jen Parlin packed her bags again, this time for sunny Arizona. I talked to Jen about her travels before the trip, and ...
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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 accessories. This fall, we're all about cozy textures, neutral colors, and a splash of warm gold ...
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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 make a real impact around the globe. But, lucky for us, it also means we’re ...
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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 that comes our way. But that doesn’t mean we don't play favorites! Check out what our ...
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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 perfect example. Keely was a classroom teacher for nearly a decade. Though she loved her ...
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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! Check out our packing style tips for easy (and fair!) vacation style. https://threadsworldwide.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/DSCF0841_3-2-740x493.jpg . 1) ...
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Threads Worldwide - Fair Trade Partner RISE Conference

Together We RISE

https://threadsworldwide.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/RISE-bannerimage.jpg We just finished our Fair Trade Partner Conference 2017: Together We RISE. Holy moly...it was something else. With the Rocky Mountains and Denver skyline as a backdrop, 20 Fair Trade Partners and our Home ...
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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 can all thrive. That’s why we’re working together to bring you sophisticated styles that are ...
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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 Trade Partners to see why! 1) Summertime shimmer  We love the look of big, flirty earrings ...
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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 of them are teachers. If you’re a teacher as well, here’s why we’d love to ...
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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 Sarah Davidson-Tracy. Seeds is working to create a robust and committed village in an effort ...
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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 she could die?” I asked him. My stoic husband answered with the slightest head nod, ...
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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 been any clearer; if you want to make the world a better place, take a ...
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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, tides will change, and motherhood will never be easy. On the surface, our lives here ...
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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 they were working. They notified the building owner, who said it wasn’t a cause for ...
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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 gap widens. Whether this decision is made with intention or out of extenuating circumstances, she’s ...
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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 shine are oh-so-sweet. To get you through the dreary days, we’re here to help you accessorize ...
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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 beginning, we’ve invited Brit Stueven of The Break Changer to speak at our next Threads Connect Event ...
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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.  https://threadsworldwide.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Ellie_Hughes_sisterhood_blog2-740x492.jpg Photo by Madison Kay Photography Growing up, I had two basic perceptions of what a “sisterhood” looked like. The first was a ...
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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 Carry Your Heart: Sisterhood Goes Beyond Boundaries They say you’re the average of your five ...
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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 yourself in Guatemalan culture, and basking in the tranquil beauty of Lake Atitlán. We're so excited ...
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Threads Worldwide - Founders

Spring Collection: Founders Favorites

https://threadsworldwide.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/IMG_7074-740x568.jpg Our Spring / Summer Collection 2017 is our biggest and most beautiful yet! Between spring colors, intricate designs, and Threads Exclusives, it’s safe to say we’re a little obsessed. Since our Founders handpicked each ...
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Threads Worldwide - Ethical Fashion

Fall in Love with Ethical Fashion

https://threadsworldwide.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/fall-in-love-with-ethical-fashion-banner.jpg There’s a lot of love in the air these days — love for ethical fashion! We gathered tips from our Home Office staff for falling in love with ethical shopping practices. Breeze: My husband and ...
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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 keep your wardrobe fresh, all while breaking the cycle of mindless consuming. 1) Organize a ...
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