Stories from Rwanda: Solange

When I first became a Noonday Collection Ambassador in 2012, we celebrated the graduation of 11 ladies from sewing school, who later formed a co-op called “Umucyo” (in Kinyarwandan that means “Light”).  I’ve known their faces and names ever since, and shared their stories whenever I could.  I’ve dreamed about meeting them in person… and last month… Read More Stories from Rwanda: Solange

Fair trade = poverty alleviation = orphan prevention (#whyInoonday)

Hey there my fair trade loving friends – November is National Adoption Month and the first Sunday (today) is internationally recognized as “Orphan Sunday.” It’s a relatively new movement founded through the Christian Alliance for Orphans. The point is to increase awareness of the ongoing orphan crisis worldwide and equip churches and others to play a… Read More Fair trade = poverty alleviation = orphan prevention (#whyInoonday)

Ethical shopping when traveling abroad : a guest post

Happy Friday my faithful, fair trade loving friends! Sorry it’s been a while… It’s been an eventful summer that started with a trip to Guatemala to meet Noonday Collection artisans. I had been last year and wanted to deepen the relationship by visiting again. Little did I know that I had an as-yet-unknown-friend who lived… Read More Ethical shopping when traveling abroad : a guest post