Skip to main content

Posts

Featured

What About Conscientious Trade?

Got one of these beauties for Christmas and I'm in love with the exquisite craftswomanship! It was made by Manos Zapotecas: Southern Mexican textiles and accessories.

I was really excited that the label said it was fair trade. They even write the name of the artisan who made the purse on the label. I imagined Manos Zapotecas as a brand ran by a Native Mexican woman with Native Mexican employers. But when I went to their website was so disappointed it wasn't so fair.

1- Except for their sales manager and operations manager (maintenance), their administration is not Native-Mexican, not even Mexican. Only the artisans with the folkloric craftswomanship are. And you know the artisans who do the skilled hard work are not making the bulk of the money we pay and are not doing their work sitting behind desks at air-conditioned offices. It's like if Donald Trump called his brand's men suits made in Mexico fair trade. #Exploitation is not fair trade and shouldn’t be advertised a…

Latest Posts

Berkeley Posters 1968-1973

A Little House in the Big Woods

New Pottery

INVITATION TO SELF LOVE

Great speech Angela Davis!

#WhyIMarch

7 TIPS TO PROTECT SKIN FROM SNOW

Daily Gratitude Practice II

Cruisin

Happy Weekend!

Timeless Style

Strong Women Lift Each Other Up

House From the 60s Renovated While Keeping its Soul

Self Compassion Exercise

Hug It Out