How to Shop More Sustainably this Holiday Season
ByTavi: A Fair Trade Boutique with a Global Impact
As the holiday shopping season kicks off, it’s important to consider how we can shop with intention and make a positive impact with our purchases. One local boutique in downtown Franklin, ByTavi, is doing just that by offering fair trade, handmade clothing and handbags that support women in Cambodia.
Erin Bollhorst, the boutique manager, shared the inspiring story of ByTavi’s mission to provide job training and resources to women in Cambodia, offering them meaningful work and fair wages to support their families. The organization’s commitment to transparency is evident in the signatures of the women who hand-make each item, allowing customers to see the faces and stories behind the products they purchase.
ByTavi’s model goes beyond just providing employment – it also includes social worker support, maternity leave, and culinary training for the women in Cambodia. This holiday season, consider supporting businesses like ByTavi that prioritize ethical and sustainable practices, and remember the impact your purchases can have on the lives of others.