Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice. ~Nelson Mandela

Live, Travel, Adventure, Bless...

  • Posted on: 5 November 2013
  • By: Kari hughes

The single most frequently asked question by our customers is “have you ever traveled to visit the artisans who make your products?” Our answer up to this point has been a simple “no, but we will”. Well folks...

Focus on Possibilities or Dark Realities?

  • Posted on: 30 October 2013
  • By: Buy the change

As most of you know, we were inspired by the books Half The Sky and Global Girlfriend when we made the crazy, but perfect, decision to start Buy The Change. What really spoke to us in both of these books was a focus on each of us doing what we can, no matter how large or small, to become part of the solution. The question that keeps surfacing as we go about the daily tasks of trying to grow this company into a world changing superpower is...

We're In This Together

  • Posted on: 25 October 2013
  • By: Buy the change

We recently attended a panel discussion on women and gender studies at Wayne State University in Detroit. An interesting point was made by one of the panelists about international aid; specifically, why should we help people in other countries when there are so many people here in need? ...

A Rising Success!

  • Posted on: 18 October 2013
  • By: Buy the change

The Buy The Change/Sapphire Soul screening event for the movie Girl Rising was Thursday night at the Canton Cinema. It was a humbling experience to watch the faces of friends and loyal customers come through the door. Tickets were purchased through the Girl Rising website so we didn't have a list of who was attending. We had heard from many friends and were expecting them, but there were wonderful surprises as well. There is something beyond words about asking for support for something we care deeply about and seeing it happen.

100 Wonderful People Said Yes!

  • Posted on: 1 October 2013
  • By: Buy the change

This month Buy The Change is two years old. We can’t really decide if we want to call it our birthday or our anniversary but either way it has been two amazing years. We have made wonderful new friends, been overwhelmingly supported by our old friends, donated to local non-profit organizations, started our own non-profit organization, become a registered BCorp and most importantly, empowered women around the world by...