Guest Post by Leilani Angel

Celebrating diversity and inclusivity while doing what we can to make this world a kinder and more loving place has always been our jam. That’s what feeds our souls. That’s also why we partner and collaborate with like minded folks who are just as passionate as we are about demanding fairness and equality for those who identify as women.

The theme of International Women’s Day this year is #BreakTheBias. This isn’t a completely new concept as there have been meritorious people all around the world from grass root organizations to larger companies that have been tirelessly working for decades for real change. It warms our hearts to see this movement gaining so much traction in recent years and we are jumping for joy that there is an official global spotlight on #BreakTheBias this year.

This resonates so deeply with those of us who work in Fair Trade because it speaks right to our values of creating fair and sustainable economic opportunities based on transparency, equality, respect and a lot of love.

Our Cambodian partner groups at Malia Designs are all owned and operated by women who concentrate on providing employment opportunities for disabled artisans. Their grit, grace, and creativity continues to inspire us everyday and we consider ourselves so lucky to have them in our Malia Family.


Another group of beautiful souls that we are so thrilled to share this space with, are the amazing women of Passion Lilie. Passion Lilie is a fair trade fashion brand that blends classic silhouettes with hand woven ikat and playful block prints to create pieces that are both timeless by design and effortless to style. In the words of founder Katie Schmidt, “At Passion Lilie, we choose to challenge inequality. We are dedicated to paying our partners fair living wages, offering a safe and healthy work environment, and investing in the overall wellbeing of our artisans.”


In honor of International Women’s Day this year, we are thrilled to announce our very special combined Fair Trade Bundle Giveaway on Instagram on Tuesday, March 8, 2022!

One lucky winner will receive 2 bags from Malia Design’s – a Denim Large Shoulder Bag and a Women Change the World Statement Pouch, as well as 2 scarves from Passion Lillie -a Bright Blue Abstract Scarf and a Denim and Teal Scarf! A retail value of $136!




Entry Info:

  1. Follow @maliadesignsfairtrade and @passionlilie on Instagram
  2. Like the IWD post! ⁠
  3. Tag a friend in the comments! (tag more friends, get more entries!)⠀

Details: Remember to follow all directions for your entry to be valid. ONE winner will be chosen at random from the comments. This #giveaway is not sponsored or associated with Instagram. Giveaway ends on Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 11:59 a.m. PT. The winner will be contacted shortly after via Instagram DMs. Open to U.S. residents only. Free shipping included!

We firmly believe in doing what you can, where you can, with what you have available to you. Check out https://www.internationalwomensday.com/ to discover more, share this with your friends, and use your own platform no matter how big or small to help #BreakTheBias. Together, we can create a reality where all of our differences are celebrated, honored and cherished as we embrace equality for all.

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