Short North: How Fair Trade Supports the Education of Girls

Short North: How Fair Trade Supports the Education of Girls

Education is the key to a better life for all people and this is especially true for girls growing up in developing countries. Girls who attain a primary education and continue through secondary school are far less likely to be married at an early age and to live in extreme...

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Short North: Peruvian Artisans Knitting New Lives

Short North: Peruvian Artisans Knitting New Lives

In the Central Andes region of Peru, it can be a challenge to support a family, but this is even more difficult when internal conflict rages for decades. In the aftermath of violence in the 1980s, the artisan group El Mercurio formed and has helped women rebuild their lives in...

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Who Carves Kisii Stone?

Who Carves Kisii Stone?
Who carves kisii stone?

Short North: Kork, Fair Trade Fiber Artists

Short North:  Kork, Fair Trade Fiber Artists

The blending of rich traditions with sustainable economic opportunity is what fair trade is all about and this is exemplified by the Kork Fiber Art Group, based in the Central Asian country of Kyrgyzstan. Formed in 1996, the Kork Fiber Art Group offers Kyrgyz artists a way to support themselves with their...

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