August 28, 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!
 

 

7 Lessons learned: #smartisbeautiful

Over the last two months we have been spotlighting some pretty amazing women as part of our #smartisbeautiful campaign. These women have inspired us and made us rethink what it means to be beautiful. It has been our honor to share their stories with you. Here are the top 7 lessons we learned.

1. There was a French Theorist Named:
Carol enlightened us to Her theories. "whoever holds the power creates the conversation." Ladies we need to take back the conversation about what it means to be beautiful.

 

2. Beauty is the unique quality in you.
Not a lot of explanation needed here. We all have things that are unique to us or talents that we are good at. These are the things that make us US and make us beautiful.

3. Education is a community affair

4. The world is full of adventure & lessons to be learned
What's that old saying? Life is not about the destination but about the journey, or something along those lines. As we go through life we will all face trials and hardships along with some pretty awesome stuff. It's how we face those trials and what we learn in those times that produces our unique beauty. 

5. What the word ephemeral means.
Amanda taught us a new word in her interview, ephemeral. It is a adjective meaning lasting for a very short time. #smartwomen

6. One person can change her family's history.
Sheyvette is the first person in her family to graduate high school and than go on to receive her college degree!

 

 

7. Compassion is beauty in action.
Everyone of these women described beauty in terms of compassion. None of them talk about physical traits. What would happen if we stopped talking about beauty in terms of the physical and talked about personality traits, actions, ideas, accomplishments?!

 

 

 


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