People ask me all of the time; what got me into this fair trade world and do I enjoy it? The answer, regardless of the day, is a resounding Yes! The fair trade world, for the lucky ones it touches, whether here in the US or abroad, is an atmosphere of fairness, togetherness, and the believe that we are all "agents of change." I can honestly say, I have not met one person who works in the fair trade world who is not one of "my kind of people." Whether an artisan, or wholesaler, or fellow retailer like myself, we all take great pains to help each other. If business is down, we fret for each other, if it's up, we congratulate each other. One for all and all for one. I feel so fortunate to be able to pursue a career that not only does good, but is good. For me, my family, the Arlington, VA community and artisans near and far.