Welcome to Shared Trade!
Shared Trade: A Fair Share for Women is a global community offering handmade products for home and body that represent healing and empowerment. We are mothers and grandmothers in Mexico, sisters in Ecuador, and friends from India. We are silk weavers from Cambodia, seamstresses from Ghana, and soap makers from Nashville and Milwaukee.
By connecting women from differing places and histories to the broader market, we increase the share of profit margin for women survivors of addiction, trafficking, violence and extreme poverty. Shared Trade social enterprise partners offer women a space to experience economic opportunity and healing community. This circle represents what we can do together, not alone.
Through Shared Trade, Thistle Farms extends its message of healing for women who have experienced the back-side of anger, the short-side of justice, the underside of bridges, and the inside of prisons. Together, truly, LOVE HEALS all around the world.
This Valentine's Day, Shared Trade's global community is taking a moment to recognize the love surrounding each of us. And we are asking you, How do you share your love?
Join us by printing out one of our SIGNS, taking pictures with your answer, and posting #sharelove on social media.
Read about the Moringa Madres, and their answer to the question.
Today, walks, demonstrations and ceremonial speeches celebrate the life, legacy and movement of Martin Luther King, Jr. The great rhetorician and leader of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States, MLK stands as one of the greatest defenders of justice. He stood for economic freedom, and he worked for the establishment of equality.
As our team member Jovita says, "This is a global movement that is changing the lives of women across the world."
We'd like you to meet Asifiwe, seamstress and artisan from Shared Trade partner MamAfrica.
Living in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Asifiwe grew up with a dream to learn to sew like her mother. But due to violence, poverty, and trauma, Asifiwe struggled to care for her own livelihood. Until Asifiwe came to MamAfrica.