Sunday, November 30, 2014

The Root Collective

I love shopping companies with a conscience.  My Christmas list this year is comprised almost entirely of free/fair trade items from some of my favorite companies like Noonday Collection , Better Life Bags  , and fashionABLE .

This year I'm adding one more company to the list: The Root Collective

The Root Collective partners with small-scale artisan businesses in marginalized communities in Guatemala, Peru, and Kenya to promote change through dignified jobs. You can learn more about what they do here .  

The word partner is key to The Root Collective's mission.  Their relationship with their artisans is not charity, it is a business partnership.  The Root Collective is not helping, as that word connotes that they are saviors and the poor artisans are in need of rescue.  Not so: The artisans are capable, creative, and confident business owners.  All they lack us someone to believe in them...and that's where The Root Collective comes in.  

These mustard flats  and the Maasai necklace   are at the top of my Christmas list.  I've been very good this year...

Start cyber Monday off right with a 25% coupon code!  Just enter JOYTOTHEWORLD at checkout.  The code is valid until Tuesday, so get shopping!  








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