We refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

A Few of Our Favorite Things

  • Posted on: 8 May 2013
  • By: Buy the change

Today we wanted to feature some of our favorite, one-of-a-kind, fair trade, artisan items (jewelry, accessories, health & beauty, home décor) which are all available on our website.

Conscious Consumerism – Take a Stand Against Unsafe Working Conditions

  • Posted on: 1 May 2013
  • By: Buy the change

You may have heard about the tragedy in Bangladesh where an eight-story building collapsed last Wednesday. The building housed five garment factories that make clothing for American & European consumers and contained approximately 2500 workers. In addition, there was a bank and 300 shops. The bank employees were told to leave due to the unsafe conditions, and many of the shop workers were on strike, so they were spared. However, the garment laborers were not allowed to leave. They were told to continue working and that everything was fine.

Sustainable Empowerment – Changing Women’s Lives Globally

  • Posted on: 15 April 2013
  • By: Kari hughes

Women in the Western world have very different concerns for their children than women in developing countries. For these mothers, meeting basic life needs such as feeding, clothing, and educating their children is a huge concern. This is not to say motherhood in the Western world comes without its concerns. However, there are basic support networks, social programs, and structures in place to support the less fortunate where mothers in the developing world are left to figure it all out on their own. There is one universal truth: mothers everywhere want a better life for their children. Women struggling in the developing world are faced with some very tough decisions. They are often less empowered and have fewer options due to cultural beliefs or lack of social programs for support. When we learned about the issues women and girls face around the world, we felt compelled to be a part of the solution so we founded Buy the Change.