Fashion that Feeds! Handwoven scarves by members of the Mothers Cooperative at Fresh and Green Academy, a school for impoverished children in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Every item sold helps the women provide food for their families.
When I sell Jane Iris jewelry at the Michigan Women’s Festival, women tell me, “I have that piece, and that one too. And I gave that piece to a dear friend.” I love that we women share our sacred possessions, and that we keep supporting the craftswomen who inspired us when we, and they, were much younger.
Going green requires dedication to the earth and her living, thriving resources that make our lives possible and equitable. Dedication to our Self, for when we do what is truly right for our Self, it is right for everyone and the earth. This is living in balance and we have done it in pre-history for thousands of years, everywhere on this planet, all cultures and in all traditions if we look back far enough. This is the evidence of today’s archeology and anthropology.