Viva Fair Trade

My name is Jessica Riley and I am the owner of a fair-trade import business, Viva Fair Trade.  I buy authentic, handmade products from artisans in the developing world.  I sell these products on behalf of the artisans and they are paid a fair wage, upfront for their goods.  The sale of these products enables the artisans to support themselves and their families.  Seventy percent of the artisan groups that I work with are comprised of women.  For women living in the developing world, an opportunity to sell their products to a global market enables them to be self-sufficient.  Many of these women would be susceptible to the dangers of poverty (sex trafficking, homelessness, etc.) without fair trade opportunities.

Viva Fair Trade uses upcyced material and fair trade practices throughout every step of their supply chain.