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5 Reasons To Visit A Local Outdoor Market

5 Reasons To Visit A Local Outdoor Market

Here in Florida, the outdoor market season is starting to heat up since the weather is finally cooling down! Here are the top 5 reasons why you should get out to your closest local market this weekend: Get Healthy, Local Produce- We all know we’re supposed to eat our fruits & veggies, but who wants […]

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Children & Fair Trade Part 2

Children & Fair Trade Part 2

Last week, I talked about an energetic group of kids that we met in Pondicherry, India. They came from a poor area of the city, but as unfortunate as the situation they lived in was in some ways, in others they were extremely fortunate. They went to school, were clean and well-fed, and lived in neighborhoods with […]

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Children & Fair Trade

Children & Fair Trade

The Big Impact That Your small decision Can Make We meet a lot of kids on our travels and they always turn memorable experiences into unforgettable ones. One that makes me laugh happened in Pondicherry, India. Our friend Christine was showing us around a small fishing village close to where she was doing an internship, […]

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India’s Recycling + Handmade Jewelry Industry

India’s Recycling + Handmade Jewelry Industry

Indian Recycling + Jewelry Industry India’s Thriving Recycling Industry India is an incredible country, not just because of its vastness or beauty, but also because of the people. They say that Indians must have more love for each other than the rest of the world because if other cultures had to exist in such close […]

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Non-Profit Medical Organization: Amigos de Salud

Non-Profit Medical Organization: Amigos de Salud

Amigos de Salud in Ecuador When Bref and I left on our trip to India and South America, I knew that we would see scenes of real poverty and would get an opportunity to help out along the way. One of those opportunities was with Amigos de Salud, literally “Friends of Health”. Amigos de Salud is […]

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Planning A Year-Long Trip

Planning A Year-Long Trip

          Planning a Year-Long Trip Since there’s a three-day weekend coming up, let’s talk TRAVEL! I love telling people the story of The Native Source and how it started- it was borne of a desire to travel and the will to do it. And anyone can do it, no matter what the […]

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Kids Taking Initiative for Fair Trade

Kids Taking Initiative for Fair Trade

          In the News Loyola Elementary School (in Minnesota) has been designated the first Fair Trade K-12 school in the US, and the third school nationwide. The school went through a year-long application and review process that was spearheaded by a student committee. Criteria for becoming fair trade certified included demonstrating […]

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Inspiring Quotes & Weekly News/ Events- April 20th

Inspiring Quotes & Weekly News/ Events- April 20th

Take a deep breath, the weekend is almost upon us!  So when you’re thinking about what your plans are, remember this: “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch […]

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New Artisan, Events, and Contest from The Native Source

New Artisan, Events, and Contest from The Native Source

We have someone new to introduce you to this week! In Ireland last December (side note:  wait until summer), we traveled to Galway, on the west coast. If you haven’t been, it’s a lovely old city known as the cultural heart of the country. It has a lively traditional Irish music scene, the Irish language […]

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What is Fair Trade? The 10 Principles of Fair Trade

What is Fair Trade? The 10 Principles of Fair Trade

          What is Fair Trade? “It is a human relation. Not just buying the product and selling the product. It’s not just that, it’s more than that.” During the 2011 Biennial Global Conference of the World Fair Trade Organization in Mombasa, Kenya, participants discussed how to define what Fair Trade is […]

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Food Trucks and Fair Trade at the Ybor City Market! Feb 4th

Food Trucks and Fair Trade at the Ybor City Market! Feb 4th

            Our timing seems to be perfect this year! We’re kicking off 2012 by participating in the Ybor Saturday market, along with some of Tampa’s favorite food trucks. I’ve heard all about the food truck craze, but haven’t had a chance to make it to one of the big rally’s […]

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Live Event @ Ybor Market

Live Event @ Ybor Market

We are excited to continue our successful live show this coming weekend with an appearance at the Ybor Market, in Tampa Florida. On Saturday, December 3rd from 9am we will be showcasing many of our new handmade items, fair trade gift, and artisanal products. We will be introducing new products and gift ideas that are […]

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