June 11, 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: Sheyvette 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.

 

SHEYVETTE DINKENS: Founder of Women Empowerment, Inc.

 

Sheyvette is a bigger than life kind of gal. She is bold and 100% Sheyvette. After getting to know her for a short time you learn that she has over-come her fair share of obstacles. She is always on the go, going from one community event to the next trying to help as many women as she can through Women Empowerment, Inc.

Sheyvette, why did you want to be a part of this campaign?
Smart is beautiful is a grand motivational and empowering slogan for women and especially our youth. Often youth believe that their body is the only form of beauty. They miss that their brains are stimulating attributes and serve as intellectual power.

How do you define beauty?
Beauty is defined by the beholder. I can only answer this question for myself, as every single woman and girl has a different perception of beauty. Beauty is defined by who we believe we are and what we're able to vision for ourselves and our life. For me . . . beauty is the holistic package of a woman. How we speak and convey a message. How we display our emotions in the atmosphere. How we use our minds as a platform for cause and justice. How we use our physical appearance to support and encourage other woman and girls. How we share our spiritual wellness with others.

 

 

 

 

 

Why is education important to you?
I am the only person in my family to graduate from high school, let alone venture into secondary education. Education is the key to our destiny and it is something that can never be taken from us. Education is important to me because it's the only way that can save ourselves from destructive environments and stranded traditions.

 

 Learn more about #smartisbeautiful and why we are so passionate about education and true beauty.

 

 

 

Shop the original Smart is Beautiful Tee

 

 

Tell us how you define beauty or your education story! #smartisbeautiful {Empowered women, empower others}


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