Artisan Made Home Goods

Fill your home and life with artisan made home goods and feel good knowing that your purchase has made a difference in the life of the maker.  There is nothing better than owning an original work of art... be it a painting, a hand stitched Kantha quilt or hand woven throw or rug.  Here at TRUE ETHIC every home decor item in our store is hand made from start to finish. Many items start ri…

Labor Day Weekend History

Labor Day was officially recognized as a US federal holiday in 1894.  It is observed on the first Monday of September as a tribute to the achievements and contributions of American workers.  It was created by the Labor Movement in the late 19th Century.  The Labor Movement fought hard to abolish child labor, establish ethical working conditions, hours and wages.Labor Unions formed a…

Modern Yet Timeless Zapotec Style

What we love most about the Zapotec design motifs is their timeless yet always modern and stylish aesthetic. This recent addition to our handwoven wool pillow covers from Oaxaca has us completely over the moon.  Each pillow cover is unique and One-of-A-Kind as the colorways and patterns vary slightly.This time honored tradition in the Zapotec communities is truly a gem to be honored and appre…

Fair Trade Mother's Day Gifts

This Mother's Day buy mom gifts that give back and empower women through fair trade.Purchasing fair trade gifts gives mother's and women around the world steady income with a fair wage.Our soft and absorbent kitchen towels are made by women artisans at a fair trade artisan coop in India.  Not only are these the best kitchen towels made, but the brand gives 50% of profits to fund girls educati…

Fashion Revolution & Fair Trade

Fashion Revolution Day is April 24th which also happens to take place during fashion week.  Fashion Revolution was organized in response to the Rana Plaza building collapse that happened in 2013 in Bangladesh, killing over 1,300 garment factory workers.  Garment factory workers are often under paid and over worked with no health or medical compensation.  We are trying to change that…

Fair Trade Empowers Women

International Women's Day is March 8th so we wanted to highlight the many brands we carry that empower, strengthen, and value women.All of our fair trade brands employ women.  Women make 97% of our products.  Through fair trade and ethical businesses our artisans are able to escape poverty and sometimes even sex trafficking.  When a mother escapes poverty she lifts her entire family…