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Fair Trade Halloween Kit... what a chore!!!

Of course if you're in the US Trick or Treat season is fast approaching so here's the link to your Fair Trade Halloween Kit. These run out quickly so be sure and order fast. 150 little chocolate minis (dark or milk) + 150 info cards to give out all for just $24.

... and more!

On the

Green FestivalYeah, we're on our way! Will you join us?

The Green Festival is an annual celebration of all that's Green & Good in the US and, for the first time, Motif will be at the Chicago event this month, October 24th, 25th and 26th at Navy Pier. We're excited!

Really, will you join us?


... and yes, I do mean everything ... even the intimate stuff!

But first, I found this wonderful blog about the amazing women at Amani ya Juu (Peace from Above) and some of the beautiful pieces they create. What makes this blog particularly cool is that everything they stitch, weave and more, is shown in the context of a wedding plan.

With a number of good friends now planning their weddings for next spring/summer, this is a simple enough principle for anyone looking to fair trade any event. Thinking of stationery,

Here's a big 'Shout Out' for Nayan! We are very proud of Nayan Barua, Motif's Executive - Commercial and Production. Outside of his daily responsibilities with Motif, Nayan is Secretary for the Bangladesh chapter of the World Barua (Buddhist) Organisation WBO and is Editor of their monthly publication.

A few days ago Nayan left to join this international...

Last weekend I went flying - literally! An amazing experience in a WWII Stearman bi-plane used for training bomber pilots - THANK YOU hubby for such a spontaneous and thrilling gift!

As the pilot behind me did all the flying I enjoyed the excitement of cruising in the open air at 800ft and 100mph ... superb! It was a glorious sunny day and one of the many sights to stir me was of the strong shadows being cast. When in the shade of large trees and buildings it's not easy to grasp that shadow's peculiar changing shape.

Then this week I read something that got me thinking in a similar way about fair trade. When we're...

party animals!No - I'm not talking politics - I mean REAL parties ... the kind where you meet great people, enjoy the atmosphere and come away feeling better than before - Believe me ... it doesn't even have to include a hangover ;)

As summer draws to a close, this weekend in the USA is known as

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