Support our Partners in Nepal!

Over 4,000 lives have been lost and 6,500 injured so far in the terrifying 7.8 magnitude earthquake which struck north central Nepal on Saturday, April 25th. Vast tent cities have been built around Nepal’s capital Kathmandu for those residents unable or afraid to return to their homes. According to UNICEF, nearly 1,000,000 children are in […]


 Northwest Creative Imaging (NWCI) created an info-graphic that provides very useful information for anyone attending a trade show. According to NWCI, this guide will help all trade show attendees develop a plan to keep trade show exhibiting profitable year after year. Although these stats are not exact throughout every industry, they can provide guidelines to help guide […]

Node Fair Trade Rugs

Chris Haughton is a designer and illustrator and also an author of childrens books. Before he became involved in books he was active in fair trade and has been a supporter and designer for the fair trade company People Tree for many years. In 2010 he took 8 months off to to re-connect to fair […]

Guide to the Management and Treatment of Water in Small Scale Dye Units

Developed by Christine Gent for People Tree Foundation, this guide aims to “demystify some of the science and technology used in water treatment in a small scale dye unit” and “outline the basic principles and show that with correct processing, training and advice a cost effective solution can be developed”.  Please click on the link […]

Living wage vs Minimum wage vs Fair wage

In his article “Minimum’ vs. ‘Fair’ vs. ‘Living’ Wages “, Eric Krell helps us understand the differences between living wage, minimum wage and fair wage. “At first blush, a country’s minimum wage rate may look like a definitive starting point for compensation planning. Upon scrutiny, however, global minimum wage rates raise more compensation and workforce […]

Toward a more Sustainable way of Business

“Our journey started in 1994 with one person, our Founder and Chairman Ray Anderson. Ray challenged our then 21 year – old company to adopt a bold vision, one that required new thinking and a new model for business. We didn’t have a map, but Ray’s vision was a compass for our journey. As we […]

Trade Show Visual Merchandising

Amy Meadows is an industry leader in Visual merchandising and is known for creating clever (and cost-effective) installations in Chicago and around the globe. Amy shares useful visual merchandising advise in her blog post “Trade Show Booths: Things You Need to Know to Make Great Visual Displays”. Step 1:  Strategic Signage Don’t rely too heavily on […]

Artisan Resource™ At NY NOW®

Starting Sunday August 18th through Tuesday, August 20, at Manhattan’s Pier 94, Artisan Resource, the semi-annual tradeshow which runs concurrently with NY NOW (formerly NYIGF), will showcase the work of numerous international artisans and companies. For the month of August, HAND/EYE will highlight eight of those companies that have traveled to New York to exhibit their extraordinary handmade collections. So […]