Life+Style+Justice is a resource for stylish, sustainable living with an emphasis on social justice. I believe in the concept of "everyday justice"- that normal, everyday actions can affect change in the areas the world needs it most.
Let me introduce you to Artisan & Fox. Artisan & Fox sources beautiful, artisan-made items from Afghanistan, Nepal, Kenya, Guatemala, Mexico and Vietnam. The products that Artisan & Fox carry are hand-selected by the Artisan & Fox team to ensure that as many natural and eco-friendly materials as possible are used, and Artisan & Fox seeks to build strong, sustainable partnerships with artisans focused on fair pay and support/mentoring as the artisans grow their craft and reach new markets.
I'm picky about jewelry. When I first started shopping fair trade, I bought several pieces of colorful, chunky statement jewelry (made from paper beads, seeds, etc- you know the type) because I wanted to support the good work of the companies that made the jewelry. I never really wore those jewelry pieces- which was a good lesson for me in the concept that I shouldn't buy something just because it's from an ethical company and within my budget... it has to be the right style, too, something that I'll wear regularly and cherish for years to come.