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5 Things I Learned During My Month In Asia

  • Posted on: 29 January 2014
  • By: Buy the change

Shanan and I just returned from an absolutely life changing month traveling in Asia, meeting women artisans who create beautiful, handmade products for Buy The Change. We also spent time with many of the amazing, caring people who work for cooperatives and non-profits (NGOs) helping women get their products to us and to you. We had hoped to be blogging while we were on the road but unfortunately discovered we could not access our contact lists on the mobile devices we had with us. Many of you were following along via Facebook and Instagram.

That Satisfied Feeling of Knowing You Gave It Your All

  • Posted on: 20 December 2013
  • By: Buy the change

We just finished our annual, marathon “strategy” meeting. This is when we look over how we did in 2013 and decide what to continue or change for 2014. We look at where we got off track and where we shined, congratulate ourselves because we mostly shined, then create our plan to do better. One thing is for sure...

After Black Friday and Cyber Monday comes Giving Tuesday...

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

It’s been a rough couple days at Buy The Change. The ups and downs of retail, the pressure of the kick-off of the holiday season, a full show schedule, web-site maintenance, web orders (and some days, lack of web orders), planning for our trip to Asia, planning for 2014, and wanting to finish the year strong, have created a whirlwind of emotion at our office. We try our best to support each other and remember the reason we started Buy The Change. It certainly had nothing to do with Google Analytics...

How It's Made - Chureca Chic!

  • Posted on: 20 November 2013
  • By: Kari hughes

We recently connected with the Earth Education Project (EEP) in Nicaragua and started carrying their hand-made, recycled paper earrings and gift bags. EEP is a great organization that runs a paper recycling workshop in La Chureca, Nicaragua, where they give women an income opportunity, an education, and social development. Take a look! We'll show you how they make paper bead earrings!

An Ongoing Story of Survival in Cambodia

  • Posted on: 13 November 2013
  • By: Buy the change

In a recent blog post we asked a question about how much information concerning the lives of our artisans is interesting and motivating to you, our customers. The response was almost unanimous in saying that you DO want to know the stories of struggle and survival concerning specific women who make the products offered by Buy The Change. This week we are starting...

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