Women hold up half the sky. ~Chinese Proverb

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...

Live, Travel, Adventure, Bless...

  • Posted on: 5 November 2013
  • By: Kari hughes

The single most frequently asked question by our customers is “have you ever traveled to visit the artisans who make your products?” Our answer up to this point has been a simple “no, but we will”. Well folks...

Focus on Possibilities or Dark Realities?

  • Posted on: 30 October 2013
  • By: Buy the change

As most of you know, we were inspired by the books Half The Sky and Global Girlfriend when we made the crazy, but perfect, decision to start Buy The Change. What really spoke to us in both of these books was a focus on each of us doing what we can, no matter how large or small, to become part of the solution. The question that keeps surfacing as we go about the daily tasks of trying to grow this company into a world changing superpower is...

We're In This Together

  • Posted on: 25 October 2013
  • By: Buy the change

We recently attended a panel discussion on women and gender studies at Wayne State University in Detroit. An interesting point was made by one of the panelists about international aid; specifically, why should we help people in other countries when there are so many people here in need? ...

A Rising Success!

  • Posted on: 18 October 2013
  • By: Buy the change

The Buy The Change/Sapphire Soul screening event for the movie Girl Rising was Thursday night at the Canton Cinema. It was a humbling experience to watch the faces of friends and loyal customers come through the door. Tickets were purchased through the Girl Rising website so we didn't have a list of who was attending. We had heard from many friends and were expecting them, but there were wonderful surprises as well. There is something beyond words about asking for support for something we care deeply about and seeing it happen.