July 02, 2015

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Zoe Schumm founder 4 All HumanityDo you know Zoe? She's one of those double-major / double-minor-type students determined to change the world. While studying fashion design in college, Zoe also explored global issues including fair trade, workers' rights and supply chains. She's the kind of person who believes that anyone can make a difference. And she hopes you do too!

Zoe is also a talented fashion designer. Before joining the fair trade movement, Zoe worked for a major fashion design company and was frequently sought after to design custom bridal gowns. It was then that she realized that her biggest impact on the world could be through her fabric and business decisions.

In 2012, Zoe and her husband, Joshua, launched a new brand, 4 All Humanity. The company combines Zoe's eye for fashion with her love for all things global. Zoe & Joshua work with artisans in Guatemala and connect them to the global market, and provide technical assistance to help their small business grow.

Receiving a fair, livable wage empowers artisans to hone their craft and change their lives. Thanks to Fair Trade principles, artisans working with 4 All Humanity are able to earn more than they would at another job in their community. This translates to greater investment in their families and their neighborhoods.

Thanks for stopping by! We hope you'll explore 4 All Humanity's online shop and look through our shelves for unique, one-of-a-kind lovelies. Thank you for your support!
 

 

#smartisbeautiful: Brittany Edition

This past spring we invited some pretty awesome and inspiring women into our studio to talk about #smartisbeautiful. Over the next couple of weeks we will be sharing with you their personal stories, how they define beauty, why education is important and what made them want to get involved with 4 All Humanity.

 

BRITTANY CRABTREE: Executive Director of Kansas Volunteer Commission

Brittany is the kind of woman that you can easily be best friends with, she is open, caring and understanding {and I (Zoe) have only known her for a few months!}. She has a heart for helping others and has a knack for marketing and all things social media.

Brittany, why did you want to take part in this photoshoot?
I love this T-shirt and the idea behind it! As women still struggle with equal treatment in the workplace, I want to promote the idea that smart is beautiful. I also want to support the beautiful work that 4 All Humanity is doing.

What is beauty to you?
Compassion and understanding are beautiful in action. We can bring out the beautiful in one another by listening, and also being a mirror for one another. Beauty is defined by our action.

Why is education important?
When I bought my first house, I checked out a 12-disk audiobook on how to do it right. A process that was intimidating suddenly became attainable, through education. When I confront fear or insecurity, I find that education can help me get back on track making progress - no matter the topic.

What would you say to a young girl getting to go to school?
I would say - make it fun! Treat education like a journey or adventure, because you truly don't know the destination and that is the fun part of becoming the person you're meant to be.

 

We would love to hear how you define beauty or a story about how education has changed your life! #smartisbeautiful {Empowered women, empower others}


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