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Fair Trade Jewelry
When you shop Threads Worldwide, you become part of creating life-changing work with women around the world through the fair trade of artisan jewelry and you support the mission of Seeds of Exchange.
Each piece of Threads jewelry tells a unique story of the woman who made it. The artisan cooperatives Threads partners with employ women who have BIG dreams – yet little opportunity. Through dignified work in a nourishing environment, women pull themselves out of poverty and reinvest into a future that we can all get excited about.
Fair Trade is the sustainable alternative to sweatshops. When you shop Threads, you support ethical business practices that empower everyone in the supply chain to earn a living wage.
We believe that fair trade is a verb. Fair trade is how we do business. Fair trade is also a movement changing lives around the world!
In a world where over one billion people — that’s 1 in 7 people! — live on less than $1 each day, it becomes clear what a difference fair wages can make for people, families and communities. Fair trade promotes fair wages, healthy working conditions, and a sustainable environment for both workers and the planet. A fair wage is a livable income in the local context that does not skew the local economy, but accounts for time, skills, cost of living, and purchasing power. -Threads Worldwide
Whether you are looking to buy a gift for someone you love, to find a cool accessory for your own wardrobe, to learn a bit about what’s happening in the world around fair trade and labor, to find an easy and fun way to gather your community around what matters, or to make a living with a sisterhood, check out the wide array of ways Threads invites you to join them in making a difference locally and globally, together.
Shop now or learn more about our partnership with Threads Worldwide. Take a beat and take a peek at the goodness that is Threads Worldwide and commit to take one step of inspired ACTion before you leave.
Shopping PoP (Place of Pause)
Everyday acts – such as shopping – can be acts of everyday philanthropy and difference-making.
Let’s declare that how and where we shop will be done with a commitment and connection to our sisters and brothers near and far. As more of us commit to such actions – to voice what matters to us with our dollars, with our time, and in our conversations – this change will be even more likely to have an impact. When we commit to BEing and DOing life together, we then become part of something big. It then becomes the stuff of movements, powerfully rooted in and growing out of the everyday.
Our founder, Sarah Davison-Tracy writes about this in her books, Live Ablaze and Soulfully Ablaze.
A few months ago, I visited a store on an errand to look for some shoes. Finding a pair I liked, I turned them over and discovered that they had been made in a country known for inhumane factories and labor practices.
I’ve been deeply drawn to learn about the realities of working conditions in factories around the world for some time now, and yet, there is still much I do not understand. Although it remains a confusing and complex area for me to navigate, the more I connect with stories of people—as the causes become personal and shift from issues to people—the more fierce I am to explore what my part can be…
My friend, this is not about shaming or guilting or piling one more burden on your shoulders. This is not about judging or affirming where you shop or talking about heady and oft’ privileged notions of philanthropy. Although you and I may not see where it all will lead, this is about sitting together, WHOLEheartedly open to learning how to infuse more intention into our lives and to more deeply connect with and love those around us.
Read more and take a PoP (Place of Pause) about shopping as an act of Everyday Philanthropy in this excerpt of Live Ablaze and Soulfully Ablaze.