Julie Buxton (BSBA ’95) wanted to do something with an impact but wasn’t quite sure what that meant. This desire became intertwined with the realization and desire that she wanted to make changes in herself.
Buxton put together a business plan for Global Fair Trade Treasures, or GiFTT, to import and sell certified fair trade items from around the world, tapping into her extensive network in the U.S. and globally to sell unique, sought after certified fair trade treasures such as hand-dyed mohair blankets, bamboo scarves, aesthetically-interesting pulp bowls and jewelry. #GiFTTgood
GiFTT (Global Fair Trade Treasures) @gifttsforyou is crowdfunding a 0% interest loan at Kiva.org. Kiva is the first and largest micro-lending service in the world that has distributed $1 billion over 10 years, in 86 different countries, among 1.5 million small businesses. GiFTT imports for retail & wholesale certified fair trade items made by women artisans employed by women-owned entities.