as a big time fair trade advocate i was drawn to proud mary and their gorgeous and modern designs!!! you may have seen a sneak peek a couple of fridays ago. proud mary has such a good thing going on! all of their patterned goods are hand crafted and made in a socially and ecologically friendly manner. their mission is to establish healthy relationships with artisan cooperatives in developing nations. the artisans who create the beautiful textiles and accessories are paid fair livable wage--enabling them to support their family, educate their children, and build a strong surrounding community. proud mary is currently working in south africa and guatemala! their beautiful textiles and hand crafted goods can be seen here. you can also read more about proud mary's mission and artisans on their site!