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Globally Minded Works and Ecofiltro: Fresh Drinking Water for Mayan Artisans and Families
In the beginning of February 2012, thanks to generous donors, a group of us with Globally Minded Works had the privilege of giving Ecofiltro water filters to our artisans in the Highlands of Guatemala.
Ecofiltro water filters provide fresh drinking water to a family of 6 for one year!!! The distribution included a two hour training about the use of the filters and how to clean them. We provided water filters for the cooperative as well, so the artisans could have fresh drinking water while they bead.
If you would like to give a water filter to a Mayan family in Guatemala, visit Globally Minded Works.
Where to Buy Fair Trade, Socially Responsible Clothing
The other day, whilst at a Globally Minded trunk show, a friend asked me where she could buy ethically produced clothing. So, in honor of my friend’s question, and other like-minded shoppers, here is a short list of socially responsible clothing stores:
Gotta love Patagonia’s missions statement: “Promoting fair labor practices and safe working conditions throughout Patagonia’s supply chain.” A proven company, you can rest assured the products you purchase at Patagonia are ethically sourced. http://www.patagonia.com
Made in the USA with 100% certified cotton, green 3 is a company you can bet on for providing comfortable, stylish and ethically produced clothing, gifts and accessories. http://www.green3apparel.com
MATATRADERS is a member of the Fair Trade Federation. Their cool and funky clothing is 100% cotton and supports women in India with jobs and training. www.matatraders.com
Modcloth brings the retro back with their vintage dresses, clothing and goods. www.modcloth.com
For more companies producing ethically sourced clothing, visit http://www.sweatfree.org/shoppingguide