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My New Business Partner

I absolutely love being a mom. All the things I thought would annoy me like getting someone else dressed, waiting for little legs to walk step.. by.. step.. up.. and.. down.. the stairs by ‘self’, ...
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Accountability & our Family Value – Right Now

I’m sitting in an exec meeting and Kerstin, our Head of Sales, turns to me and says, “I can’t want this more than you do.” I’m shocked, I’m surprised.. I’m worried. What does she mean? ...
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Part of the Fair Trade Federation

We were accepted into the Fair Trade Federation!... and wow - what a process! We have had our eye on joining the Fair Trade Federation (FTF) since we launched Threads, but never prioritized the application ...
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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 ...
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The Unpolished Beginning

Since about May I've been in a serious conversation looking at all of my unconscious biases. I grew up in an upper-middle-class-mostly-white town, went to a nice private university (Tufts) where there was a lot ...
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