Global Activism: Fair trade women's accessories help support artisans in Indonesia and Cambodia

February 16, 2012

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(Courtesy of five ACCESSORIES)
The women of Smateria in Cambodia make products for the U.S. market

Each week on Global Activism we feature individuals who are trying to make a difference.   Christine Hutchison is the founder of five ACCESSORIES.   They’re a fair trade organization based in Chicago.  They sell women’s accessories, things like shoulder bags, wallets and purses.  The profits help support the artisans that make the products.  Christine tells Worldview how it how it all works.

 

 

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