Is Eshakti Ethical? How Custom Clothing Fights Fast Fashion

I received a free item from Eshakti with no requirements regarding editorial direction. This post contains affiliate links. Is Eshakti Ethical? In 2014, when I was just a baby ethical blogger, Eshakti reached out to me and offered one of their custom dresses for review. I asked them to send me information on their production…

The Business of Blogging: Why Fair Trade Rhetoric Must Include Bloggers

The fair trade system was created to address the root causes of global poverty and income inequality by advocating on behalf of marginalized workers - mostly women - and creating economic infrastructure to aid in long term, sustainable employment. Because the fair trade system as we know it grew out of Western, mostly white, charity…

Fair Trade’s Legacy: People & the Power of Collaboration

The Awajun Necklace, made with seeds from Peru I was compensated for my time writing and photographing for this post by Genesis Fair Trade.  The community organizing group I was involved in a few years ago often reminded its members that the collective is what empowers organizations and citizens. They use the term, People Power.  Individuals…