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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 ignore it. I couldn't

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 I discovered their podcast

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 car rides, and remembering

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 talking about our families,

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.

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 lovely to collaborate with.

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 Home Office, we all

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 chance to weave the

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 for sunny Arizona. I talked to Jen about her travels before the trip, and there was one thing

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. Cozy Textures

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unpolished

Our little corner of the web where our Founders, Kara & Ang, get to share thoughts and musings.

Unconscious bias and our Artisan Partners

My awareness of my unconscious bias started in May and it was two instances that happened the year before that made me sick when I noticed. Each year we take Fair Trade Partners who earn a trip to visit our

By |September 21st, 2018|

The Unpolished Beginning

Unpolished in my office with a dress wrapped around my neck as a scarf because it's so cold and I'm desperate. Since about May I've been in a serious conversation looking at all of my unconscious biases. I

By |September 20th, 2018|