"We personally select our products, so we know where they come from, how they are produced and who made them."
So says Amanda Parks, one of the three co-founders of equita, which features "an extensive selection of design-conscious green, Fair Trade, and sweatshop-free essentials for the body and home, under one roof." The product line adheres to social and environmental standards and is sourced from over forty countries.
Here are a few of our favorite products from equita:
• These palm leaf motif plates are perfect to commemorate our relocation back to California. Post-industrial, but pre-consumer glass. Set of 3: $100.
• The rich colors and elegant motif of this pillow is simply classic, and since it's handmade out of wool, it should last that long, too. Fair trade: $100.
• We have a soft spot for round baskets ever since trying to learn the craft of basketweaving years ago. One look at these smooth, round, and vibrantly patterned baskets says they were produced by an expert. From a Fair Trade cooperative in Ghana. A bargain at $30.