The Impact of Fair Trade for the Women Who Sew Our Clothes

I recently spent a few weeks in Honduras with the group who produces our recycled t-shirts clothing. Mi Esperanza is an NGO that provides free skills courses to women who are living in extreme povert …
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Kenya and Thoughts about Hope

I went to Kenya for the month of December because it felt like time to go back to the place that has probably changed me more than any other. About ten years ago I spent several months working with …
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How to Style Tights

Been updating our website this week - apparently the second most viewed page on our site is my blog post giving tips of when to wear leggings and when to wear tights, so thought I would pass along a f …
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Meet Gladys from Guatemala

On my recent trip to Guatemala, I had the pleasure of meeting Gladys.Gladys has sewn hundreds of products for Liz Alig from her tiny one room workshop off her home—with a great view of the surrounding …
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Altering Expectations: Fair Trade Fashion in Guatemala

ROOKIE EXPECTATIONSMost of you don’t know me; my name’s Melissa. I work behind the scenes at Liz Alig. Nothing fancy: I ship orders and keep inventory updated. Sometimes I squeeze into the extra small …
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Guatemalan Thoughts

People always ask me after I take a trip how it was…what I learned…how it feels to visit groups I work with.  I never quite know what to say because honestly traveling out of the country is mor …
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The Most Flattering and Easily Adaptable Fall 2018 Trends

Feeling like my wardrobe needs a little refresh this Fall, so I combed through several lists of Fall trends to find a few that are the most adaptable and flattering... Plaid...I know obviously, b …
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Easy Ways to Refresh Your Summer Wardrobe

Here are a few easy ways to refresh your summer wardrobe this year... Because denim is so popular right now you really can't go wrong wearing any kind of denim - giving you the chance to try out a st …
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Father's Day Thoughts

Over the past several years fair trade has become synonymous with empowering women in developing countries.  If you have ever read Half the Sky (which you should if you haven't), you understand h …
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Bringing Back the 90's Style

Not sure if you all have heard, but the 90's style is back! It's been a while, so here is a little refresher of a few things that work again... Denim everything! Denim skirts, denim dresses, den …
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How to Transition into Fall Gracefully

If where you live is anything like Indiana right now - it is 90 degrees on the first day of Fall! The bipolar weather makes it a little difficult to know how to dress in the morning...here are …
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